Empire Clean Cities

The Empire Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information

55 Water St, 6th Fl
New York, NY 10041

Joy Gardner

Joy Gardner is Empire Clean Cities' (ECC) Program and Communications Manager and the Clean Cities Director for New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley region. She coordinates ECC's portfolio of programs, manages the diverse stakeholder base, and oversees the coalition's outreach and education efforts. Gardner holds a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management from the New School for Public Engagement and has over 10 years’ experience working for a variety of social impact campaigns. She is excited to collaborate with ECC's partners, stakeholders and local communities to lower carbon emissions and work towards an environmentally sustainable future.

20 years

General Stats

  • Designated: April 22, 2003
  • Population: 9,902,571 (based on 2021 Census estimate)
  • Area: 1,178 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island; Counties: Putnam, Rockland, Westchester

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 1
  • Electric (charging outlets): 3,195
  • Ethanol (E85): 12
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 18
  • Propane: 2

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2021 DOE-Verified Metrics
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