Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition

The Twin Cities Clean Cities 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

490 Concordia Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103

Lisa Thurstin

Lisa Thurstin, the Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition coordinator since 2007, is a manager and has been with the Clean Air team at the American Lung Association in Minnesota since 2000. Her duties include implementation of the Lung Association’s clean fuel activities through the Clean Air Choice® consumer education program. In addition to extensive biofuels work, she is the primary investigator for Midwest EVOLVE, a partnership between the American Lung Association and Clean Cities coalitions in seven Midwestern states. The purpose of Midwest EVOLVE is to educate consumers and fleet managers about the performance and environmental advantages of electric vehicles. Her overall responsibilities include grant management, event coordination, producing educational and marketing materials, and partnership development. Thurstin was inducted into the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2011.

20 years

General Stats

  • Designated: May 31, 2001
  • Population: 5,639,632 (based on 2019 Census estimate)
  • Area: 79,627 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Entire state of Minnesota

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 157
  • Electric (charging outlets): 1,293
  • Ethanol (E85): 445
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 23
  • Propane: 48

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
*2019 DOE-Verified Metrics
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