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EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

Hobart got its first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas, thanks to a series of grants. This is a smart switch.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Hobart unveils county's first CNG-fueled garbage truck

Hobart unveils county's first CNG-fueled garbage truck

Region dignitaries gathered in Hobart on Monday morning to unveil Lake County's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hobart to unveil new CNG-powered garbage truck

HOBART | Hobart officials and representatives from South Shore Clean Cities are set to unveil the region's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck Monday.

August 14, 2014 1:36 pm

Six communities selected for Green Fleet program

MERRILLVILLE | Two local partners selected six Northwest Indiana communities for the Green Fleet program.

June 16, 2014 11:15 am
Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study said.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo reduces diesel emissions from city vehicles

VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

March 11, 2014 2:00 pm
NIPSCO launching second phase of electric vehicle charging stations

NIPSCO launching second phase of electric vehicle charging stations

HOBART | Public entities interested in adding electric vehicle charging stations to their properties can apply for them through a NIPSCO program announced Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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New compressed natural gas station coming to Gary

GARY | Gary will soon have one of the largest compressed natural gas stations in the Midwest thanks to a partnership between U.S. Oil, Roehl Transport and H.M.D. Trucking.

October 30, 2013 10:30 am
WORK/AFTER WORK Meet the eco-preneurs Carl and Lorrie Lisek

WORK/AFTER WORK Meet the eco-preneurs Carl and Lorrie Lisek

People nationwide know husband and wife business partners Carl and Lorrie Lisek for their roles in promoting alternative fuel and vehicle use and as environmental consultants.

August 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Official: NWI ahead of the nation in alternative fuel use

Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities, said Northwest Indiana already is leading the nation in reducing dependence on foreign oil.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am

Local group receives grant to fund alt-fuel vehicle study

MERRILLVILLE | South Shore Clean Cities is among a consortium of alternative-fuel groups from Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin awarded a $764,266 grant aimed at overcoming barriers to expanding alt-fuel vehicles in the Great Lakes.

December 06, 2012 1:04 pm
All charged up, but nowhere to plug

All charged up, but nowhere to plug

After Valparaiso resident David Garfin finished whipping a white plug-in hybrid sedan around curves in Northfield, Ill., he wondered what took so long.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ten local towns to receive electric cars

Ten local municipalities will be among 13 in the state to receive electric vehicles manufactured in Elkhart this week.

September 20, 2011 10:00 am
Clean Cities event touts soybeans' eco-friendly benefits for homes

Clean Cities event touts soybeans' eco-friendly benefits for homes

PORTAGE | Home builders and other advocates espoused the advantages of soy-based products and eco-friendly technology Thursday to community leaders during a program at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.

July 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Ethanol one of the fuels of the future

Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy partnership with industry designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. It advances the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am
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