Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition

The Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition 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
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Office of Regulatory Staff
1401 Main St, Ste 900
Columbia, SC 29201
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Landon Masters

Landon Masters is the Clean Transportation and Communications Specialist for the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office. He joined The Energy Office in 2014 as an intern for the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program, helping to develop marketing materials, increase stakeholder participation, and update the coalition website. In November 2015, he accepted his current position as Coordinator for the Palmetto Clean Fuels coalition representing the State’s efforts to administer the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. In addition, he maintains agency websites, coordinates events, and develops outreach and programming materials. Masters has a B.A. in Mass Communications and Advertising from the University of South Carolina.

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Ben Kessler

Ben Kessler joined the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff – Energy Office in March 2019 as an Energy Specialist. Within this role, he is a Co-Coordinator of Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition specializing in providing technical assistance to stakeholders about various alternative fuels for on- and off-road transportation; as well as coordinating events for outreach and education about alternative fuels. Additionally, within the Office, Kessler manages GIS systems, the Energy Efficient Manufactured Home Tax Credit, and lends a hand regarding energy policy.

Prior to Palmetto Clean Fuels, Kessler worked for the West Virginia Environmental Council and the Sierra Student Coalition. He graduated from West Virginia University in 2018 with a B.A.in Environmental Geoscience and a Minor in Political Science. He has put his skills to work in policy, advocacy, and outreach and is excited for the future of alternative and renewable fuels and energies.

15 years

General Stats

  • Designated: January 28, 2004
  • Population: 5,024,369
  • Area: 30,951 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Entire state of South Carolina

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

Gas pump
  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 36
  • Electric (charging outlets): 606
  • Ethanol (E85): 60
  • Hydrogen: 1
  • Natural Gas: 13
  • Propane: 58

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
*2017 DOE-Verified Metrics