February 9, 2011
Clean Cities Stakeholder Meeting
10:00am - noon
RI Department of Environmental Management
Conference Room 300
RI Department of Environmental Management Air Resources Presents on Anti-Idling Legislation
Frank Stevenson, Supervising Air Quality Specialist, is responsible for overseeing regulatory programs covering mobile sources of air pollution contamination, including emissions from automobiles and diesel powered vehicles and equipment. Frank has developed revised regulations setting limits of auto emissions from vehicles to be sold within the state beginning in January 2007. Frank has authored reports for the Governor and Rhode Island State Legislature identifying the sources of and strategies to control diesel pollutant emissions. Frank is currently managing a program for overseeing the installation of emissions control retrofit devices for diesel school buses in RI and distributing $700,000 in reimbursements to cover the cost of the devices.
Frank is a civil and environmental engineer with over thirty years experience managing public and private environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance projects, and solid waste planning, transfer, disposal and facility design.
Energy Xtreme Presents on Anti-Idling Technology
Greg Topjian Northeast Sales Manager and Electrical Engineer with Energy Xtreme who is the leading Electric Power Solutions company based in Austin, TX. Established in 2006, with its headquarters in Austin, TX and sales offices in Riverside, CA and Boston, MA, Energy Xtreme has a national customer base that includes New York Department of Transportation, Austin Public Works Department, Dallas Police Department, Las Vegas Metro Police Department and CenterPoint Energy.
Energy Xtreme's landmark solution, The Independence PackageTM, is a group of complete mobile electric power management systems, which provide a standard power solution for an entire fleets' power needs. The Independence Package line of products provide remote electric power and idle reduction capability, which enable companies and departments to cut costs, minimize dependence on foreign oil, and reduce emissions. Energy Xtreme
Meet our Coalition's Mentors from Centralina Clean Fuels
Jason Wager has been the coordinator of the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition (CCFC) since 2000. Wager is Sustainability Program Manager at the Centralina Council of Governments, serving the nine-county Greater Charlotte, North Carolina region, where he has worked since 1996.
Wager has a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a concentration in urban and regional planning. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a trained group facilitator. Centralina Clean Fuels
Emily Parker joined Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) in August 2008. While at CCOG she has been involved in developing and executing a range of projects and initiatives across different sectors of the organization. At the present time she is a Sustainability Program Analyst in CCOG's Planning Department and she also serves as Co-Coordinator for the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition. Emily is a native Charlottean and has a Master of Arts in geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a concentration in urban-regional analysis.
Al Sharp, as the immediate past Executive Director of CCOG, managed the lead planning and intergovernmental agency serving the greater Charlotte metropolitan area -- a region of about 2 million people. He has more than 25 years of domestic and international management experience. He has worked extensively with public policy development and leadership capacity building at the local, regional and national levels. For 8 years at CCOG he has served as CEO, organizational change agent and program innovator, strongly supporting Centralina's Clean Cities Program of the US DOE Clean Cities Program and regional sustainability initiatives. He has a BA from Penn State University and MA in Change Management From University of Kentucky.
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