Land of Enchantment Clean Cities (New Mexico)
The Land of Enchantment Clean Cities (New Mexico) works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Colin Messer has been involved with the Land of Enchantment Clean Cities Coalition since 1997 as a board member and consultant and is the current Coalition Coordinator. In 2015, Messer retired as Program Manager for the State of New Mexico Energy Office where he oversaw statewide alternative transportation fuels and fleets as well as biomass to energy projects.
In a 43-year career, Messer has operated auto repair facilities, farmed, taught, and published. He directed community college programs and administered statewide initiatives specific to gaseous fuels and advanced powertrain technologies in New Mexico and California. He has trained internationally for Cummins, John Deere, and U.S. AID. In 1992, he launched the first 100 present CNG transit fleet in the U.S. in Santa Fe, NM and continues that fleet affiliation.
His publications include technician training manuals on LPG, CNG, LNG, light- and heavy- duty vehicles for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium as well as other automotive repair books for John Muir Publications. Messer currently owns an energy-consulting company in Santa Fe, supporting AFVs, public transit, and renewable energy projects including woody and agricultural biomass and municipal waste.
- Designated: June 01, 1994
- Population: 2,085,287
- Area: 121,593 sq. mi.
- Boundary: Entire state of New Mexico
Alternative Fueling Stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 5
- Natural Gas: 14
- Ethanol (E85): 11
- Electric: 145
- Propane: 60