State of Maryland Clean Cities

The State of Maryland Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

Contact Information
Maryland bridge
60 West St, Ste 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Chris rice

Chris Rice

Christopher Rice manages the Clean Cities and Transportation programs for the Maryland Energy Administration. In this capacity he works with fleets, fuel distributors, engine manufactures and fuel producers to increase the utilization of alternative fuels. He currently sits on the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council. Current projects include; the Electric Vehicle Excise Tax Credit Program, EVSE Rebate Program, Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher Program, Idle Reduction Technology Grant Program, Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program, DC Fast Charger Grant Program and the EVSE at Maryland Train Station initiative. Rice installed 81 publically accessible electric vehicle charging stations through the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program at the end of 2011. In addition, he managed the Maryland Hybrid Truck Movement Initiative, which assisted five national fleets in purchasing 143 heavy duty hybrid trucks.

His past projects include: PSC Case No. 9261, anaerobic digestion, biomass combustion/gasification, biodiesel consumption/production, ethanol consumption/production, CNG, propane, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid and all electric vehicles, farm energy audits and landfill gas. In addition, Rice runs the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit Program and the Bio-Heating Oil Tax Credit Program.

Rice sat on the North East Regional Biomass Steering Committee, ARC Energy Committee, Renewable Fuels Taskforce, LNG Taskforce and the Chesapeake Bay Commission's study on cellulosic ethanol.

He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2001.

General Stats

  • Designated: October 07, 1994
  • Population: 5,928,814
  • Area: 10,365 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Entire state of Maryland

Alternative Fueling Stations

Gas pump
  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 9
  • Natural Gas: 11
  • Ethanol (E85): 33
  • Electric: 809
  • Propane: 31

Petroleum Savings*

Annual Petroleum Savings

Annual Petroleum Savings by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Greenhouse Gas Savings*

Annual Greenhouse Gas Emission Avoided

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2013 Metrics