Ocean State Clean Cities

The Ocean State 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

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management: Office of Air Resources
235 Promenade Street
Provicence, RI 02908

Madeline Haines

Madeline Haines is the Co-Director of Ocean State Clean Cities. She joined the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (RIDEM) Office of Air Resources in 2020 as an Air Quality Specialist. She works on the DERA grant programs, the State’s Inspection and Maintenance Programs, and a variety of medium and heavy-duty vehicle initiatives. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Rhode Island in 2017 and is currently working to receive her M.S. in Environmental Science. She is looking forward to working closely with local partners and stakeholders to reduce emissions, fight climate change, and create a safe, sustainable community for Rhode Island.

Chelsea Priest

Chelsea Priest is the Coalition Co-Director of Ocean State Clean Cities.

General Stats

  • Designated: September 14, 1998
  • Population: 1,095,610 (based on 2021 Census estimate)
  • Area: 1,088 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Entire state of Rhode Island

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 1
  • Electric (charging outlets): 813
  • Ethanol (E85): 0
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 1
  • Propane: 5

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

Learn about just some of the projects from Ocean State Clean Cities. Visit the Ocean State Clean Cities website for more projects and information.

Projects and Case Studies
Cooking Oil Powers Biodiesel Vehicles in Rhode Island
Rhode Island EV Initiative Adds Chargers Across the State