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Lily Lowder

New Coordinator: Lily Lowder


In July 2017, Lily Lowder replaced Nic Jones as the Alamo Area Clean Cities Coordinator. Lily is tasked with conducting outreach on behalf of AACOG’s Commute Solutions program and the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program.

Lily is looking forward to cultivating relationships with public and private stakeholders, hosting events and workshops, and providing technical assistance and consultation. Lowder graduated, with honors, from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She sits on committees for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Manufacturers Association, and the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, among others.

For questions, please contact Lily via email at llowder@aacog.com or by phone at (210) 362-5277. And be on the lookout for our new quarterly Clean Cities newsletters!


Upcoming Events


Drive Electric Day - San Antonio*
Saturday, Sept. 16 @ the Pearl Brewery Farmers Market
Follow our Facebook event page for regular updates! 
Drive Electric Day

Southern Transportation & Air Quality Summit
August 29 - 30, 2017 / Arlington, TX
The purpose of the Summit is to bring together stakeholders from both the transportation and air quality communities to discuss current and coming regulatory environment, technologies and current practices vital to the field of air quality and transportation. The summit is geared to practitioners involved with public agencies at all levels. The registration fee is $75 per person. 

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference
October 11 - 13, 2017 / Raleigh, North Carolina

Are you looking for ways to reduce your fleet's emissions or operations costs? The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. Our conference will also have a strong focus on data driven decisions and technologies. Early-bird registration (before Sept. 1) for Clean Cities stakeholders is $249. Contact Lily about how to become a Clean Cities stakeholder. 

CATEE 2017 - Texas Energy Summit

November 13 - 15, 2017 / Plano, TX

The Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference provides the opportunity to engage with policy makers, community and business leaders, researchers, energy managers, and other stakeholders in a discussion about cleaner air, a better built environment, and a new energy economy. Early registration ends 8/31. 


*Denotes Alamo Area Clean Cities events

CATEE 2017

Clean Cities Updates


Nonattainment Designation
On August 2, 2017, the EPA withdrew their one year extension for designating nonattainment areas. In October 2017, the EPA may issue their nonattainment designations. In October 2016, the Governor's Office recommended that Bexar County be designated nonattainment.  

Volkswagen Settlement
The trust effective date has not been issued yet. Once it has been issued, the Governor's Office will have 60 days to apply to become a beneficiary. The Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition will host a private fleet workshop in October, location and date TBA. 

National Drive Electric Week
Celebrate National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 9 - 17) at Drive Electric Day - San Antonio on September 16 at the Pearl Brewery Farmers Market; contact Lily for sponsorship opportunities. DFW Clean Cities will be hosting a week-long webinar series; topics include workplace charging, EVs and utilities, EVs and municipalilties, and tips on how to sell an electric car. 


Grants and Webinars


Propane Council of Texas
Grant: PCoT is offering up to $7,400 for the purchase of new, factory-direct propane vehicles; propane engines (Original Equipment from the Manufacturer) (OEM) and/or aftermarket conversions to propane. 

National Association of State Energy Officials
Webinar: Alternative Fuel Technology Update: Options Under the VW Settlement (Available now on Youtube)


DOE - Fuel Cell Technologies Office
Webinar: Permitting Hydrogen Fueling Stations - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will present information on DOE tools to assist project developers and other interested parties with permit preparation. (August 22 @ 11 AM)

Zpryme - ETS Insights
Webinar: How Utilities are Navigating the Evolving Energy Landscape - feat. Chris Eugster, Chief Operating Officer, CPS Energy (Aug. 31 @ 2 PM)



Clean Cities Spotlight


Bollinger Motors recently unveiled one of the first all-electric off-road vehicles. The "B1" is an all-electric "sport utility truck" that boasts up to 200 miles of range for around $60,000. According to Bollinger, the B1's dual-motor train is enough to get the truck from 0 - 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. Designed to look somewhere between a Jeep Wrangler and a Land Rover Defender, the B1 aims to attract the EV enthusiast who misses the utility and look of their all-terrain vehicle. 


Bollinger EV truck
The B1 at Bollinger Motors facility. Photography by Sean O'Kane / The Verge

For more information:


Lily Lowder, Alamo Area Clean Cities Coordinator
Website: www.aacog.com
Email: llowder@aacog.com
Phone: (210) 362-5277
Fax: (866) 332-3252 C/O Lily Lowder

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