Tucson Clean Cities
The Tucson 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.
Colleen Crowninshield has worked for Pima Association of Governments since 1994. In 2001, she assumed the Tucson Clean Cities responsibilities and became the full-time coordinator of the program. She also runs the Solar Partnership in Southern Arizona.
Colleen has made many advances in the Tucson Clean Cities program. She opened the first compressed natural gas, E85, and biodiesel retail stations, and in 2008, her program displaced more than 12 million gallons of petroleum.
In 2005, Crowninshield was named the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year.
- Designated: August 24, 1999
- Population: 2,112,492
- Area: 60,089 sq. mi.
- Boundary: Counties: Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yuma; City of Tucson
Alternative Fueling Stations
Including public and private stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 3
- Natural Gas: 5
- Ethanol (E85): 9
- Electric: 217
- Propane: 30
Energy Use Impact*Annual Energy Impact
Emissions Reduced*Annual Emissions Reduced
Learn about just some of the projects from Tucson Clean Cities. Visit the Tucson Clean Cities website for more projects and information.Projects and Case Studies
- Petrified Forest National Park
- Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance
- Safety Training and Design, Permitting, and Operational Guidance for Garage Facilities Maintaining and Parking Natural Gas, Propane, and Hydrogen Vehicles
- Rolling Down the Arizona EV Highway
- Tucson Well on Its Way to Go Electric