JACKSON, Wyo. — Join Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Works for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse truck that Grand Teton National Park has received through the state of Wyoming Volkswagen Settlement funds program.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on June 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lower Valley Energy at the local CNG charging station. The event will be followed by a ribbon-cutting celebration from 3 to 3:30 p.m.; networking from 3:30 to 4 p.m. and CNG workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. The workshop will provide information for individuals and businesses interested in purchasing and operating CNG vehicles.
“We would like to congratulate Grand Teton National Park on the introduction of a CNG refuse truck into their fleet, which will provide cost savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions for park operations. We would also like to thank the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for providing the funding for alternative fuel vehicles in Wyoming through the Wyoming Volkswagen Settlement funds program,” Alicia Cox, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Executive Director.
Grand Teton National Park’s purchase of a CNG refuse truck is the perfect example of selecting an alternative fuel based on a vehicle’s application, as the CNG station at Lower Valley Energy is directly along the refuse truck’s route to the landfill, it is seamless to refuel Grand Teton National Park’s new CNG refuse truck. Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s program helps fund the replacement of class 4 and above diesel vehicles with newer alternative fuel or diesel vehicles.
“We’re excited that another fleet can benefit from the cost savings and emissions reductions from fueling with CNG at the Jackson Station,” said Phil Cameron, Executive Director of Energy Conservation Works.
CNG is available locally at Lower Valley Energy, 4000 S HWY 89 in Jackson. It is currently available for $1.80 per gasoline gallon equivalent, offering significant savings to vehicle owners. The Wyoming Business Council, Town of Jackson, and Teton County partnered with Lower Valley Energy to locate and construct the station there.
Clean Cities advances the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Clean Cities is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program.
Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities works to displace the use of petroleum and increase energy security and sustainability through the promotion of alternative fuels and vehicles in the Greater Yellowstone region.
Learn more about Clean Cities at cleancities.energy.gov, and learn how to get involved with the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities coalition at www.ytcleancities.org.