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.
Ben Kessler joined the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff – Energy Office in March 2019 and currently serves as the Clean Transportation Specialist. Within this role, he serves as Coordinator for the Palmetto Clean Fuels coalition, providing technical assistance to stakeholders and coordinating events for outreach and education about alternative fuels. Additionally, Kessler manages GIS systems, the Energy Efficient Manufactured Home programs, and assists in developing energy policy. Prior to the Energy Office, he worked for the West Virginia Environmental Council and the Sierra Student Coalition. Kessler holds a B.A.in Environmental Geoscience and a Minor in Political Science from West Virginia University.
- Designated: January 28, 2004
- Population: 5,148,714 (based on 2019 Census estimate)
- Area: 30,061 sq. mi.
- Local/Regional Service Area: Entire state of South Carolina
Alternative Fueling Stations
Including public and private stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 33
- Electric (charging outlets): 827
- Ethanol (E85): 47
- Hydrogen: 0
- Natural Gas: 11
- Propane: 49
Energy Use Impact*Annual Energy Impact
Emissions Reduced*Annual Emissions Reduced
Learn about just some of the projects from Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition. Visit the Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition website for more projects and information.Projects and Case Studies
- Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI)
- Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina
- Southeast Regional Alternative Fuels Market Initiatives Program
- Southeast Alternative Fuel Deployment Partnership
- EV-WATTS: Electric Vehicle Wide-scale Analysis for Tomorrow’s Transportation Solutions