Triangle Clean Cities (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill)

The Triangle Clean Cities (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to identify community-driven choices that save energy and promote the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information

Central Pines Regional Council
4307 Emperor Blvd, Suite 110
Durham, NC 27703

General Stats

  • Designated: March 19, 2001
  • Population: 2,132,918 (based on 2022 Census estimate)
  • Area: 4,520 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Counties: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Wake; Cities of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 8
  • Electric (charging outlets): 1,432
  • Ethanol (E85): 31
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 2
  • Propane: 13

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
*2022 DOE-Verified Metrics

Jesse Duran

Jesse P. Duran Nolasco is a Mechatronics Engineer and Sustainability Professional with a passion for leveraging his technical expertise to drive innovation in transportation, renewable energy and emission reduction strategies. With a Master of Arts in Sustainability from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Engineering from Universidad Don Bosco, Jesse brings a robust educational background to his Clean Cities endeavors. His career spans diverse roles, including serving as a Sustainability Analyst at Element Fleet Management, where he led sustainability analysis for a vast fleet of vehicles, informing electrification targets and facilitating global cross-pollination of electrification cases. Jesse's commitment to sustainability extends beyond the corporate realm; he has contributed his expertise to organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund, where he played a pivotal role in scaling initiatives like the New Jersey Zero-Emission Incentive Program.

Beyond his professional achievements, Jesse is deeply engaged in community development and volunteerism. He has served as President of the Community Development Association "Járdines de Cuscatlán," demonstrating his leadership and organizational skills in managing community funds and infrastructure improvements. Jesse's passion for alternative fuels, including biodiesel and hydrogen, is evident through his involvement in initiatives such as supporting biodiesel production processes at Carolina Biofuels and The Forest Foundation. His dedication to creating sustainable solutions extends beyond his professional endeavors, showcasing a commitment to driving positive change in both local and global communities. With a rich skill set encompassing mechatronics, renewable energy technologies, and project management, Jesse embodies a multifaceted professional poised to make a significant impact in the field of transportation and sustainable development.

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Projects and Case Studies