Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition (Phoenix)

The Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition (Phoenix) 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

ASU SkySong Campus
1475 N Scottsdale Rd, #200
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Don Covert

Don Covert earned his B.S Degree in Energy Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1987. Upon graduation, he worked for short time with Tucson Electric Power performing commercial and industrial energy audits, then in 1988, he joined Southwest Gas Corporation as an Industrial Gas Engineer in the Tucson sales & marketing department.

In 1990, Covert transferred to Southwest Gas Corporation’s Phoenix sales & marketing department promoting innovative & efficient natural gas technologies to Southwest’s largest commercial & industrial customers. He is a Certified Energy Manager recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers. He was elected to the Board of the Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition (VSCCC) and recently approved to become the organization’s Executive Director. Covert assumed this role after his recent retirement from Southwest Gas Corporation after a career of 31 years.

25 years

General Stats

  • Designated: October 08, 1997
  • Population: 5,117,993 (based on 2021 Census estimate)
  • Area: 53,986 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Counties: Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai; City of Phoenix

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 72
  • Electric (charging outlets): 2,380
  • Ethanol (E85): 9
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 22
  • Propane: 52

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 Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition (Phoenix). Visit the Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition (Phoenix) website for more projects and information.

Phoenix Utility Fleet Drives Smarter with Biodiesel
Phoenix Cleans Up with Natural Gas