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Clean Cities has awarded nearly $400 million to fund hundreds of projects across the country that reduce petroleum use in transportation. These project awards contribute to Clean Cities' primary goal of reducing petroleum use in the U.S. by 2.5 billion gallons per year by 2020.

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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Great Smoky Mountains National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is working with East Tennessee Clean Fuels and the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles coalition to cut petroleum use. The park will add four propane pickup trucks and install two propane refueling stations. The park is also replacing three gasoline pickup trucks with all-electric vehicles, converting five gasoline mowers to operate on propane, and installing four publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations. These activities are estimated to help the park reduce its annual greenhouse gas emissions by almost 40 million tons of CO2 and displace the use of nearly 8,900 gasoline-gallon equivalents of petroleum per year.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)
Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Drayage Truck Replacement Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards South Coast Air Quality Management District Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Indiana

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Drayage Truck Replacement Program

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Drayage Truck Replacement Program addressed a significant need to reduce diesel emissions and associated public health risks from goods movement at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The two Ports, located adjacent to one another, constitute America’s largest port complex and are ranked among the busiest container ports in the world. This project replaced 219 older, heavy-duty diesel trucks servicing the Ports or other goods movement operations in the region with new natural gas trucks powered by ultra-clean natural gas engines. The project also included education, outreach, and training activities to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$9,408,389 Award

$24,331,611 Local matching funds

Partners

  • California Air Resources Board
  • California Energy Commission
  • Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
Hybrid Electric School Buses Provide New Horsepower for Kentucky American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Kentucky Department of Education Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

Hybrid Electric School Buses Provide New Horsepower for Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) incorporated hybrid electric technology as a specification in the bus procurement process available to all 174 school districts in the state. This effort resulted in the purchase of 157 hybrid electric school buses over the course of this project. In addition, the project supported education and outreach targeting the general public, teachers, local officials, first responders, local media, and others.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$12,980,000 Award

$15,336,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Kentucky Department of Education
I-40 Collaboration of Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Indian Nations Council of Governments In progress Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma

I-40 Collaboration of Clean Cities

The I-40 Collaboration of Clean Cities, a partnership across Arkansas and Oklahoma, recommended building codes to accommodate alternative fueling stations; created a guide for building compressed natural gas and propane alternative fueling infrastructure and electric vehicle charging installation; and developed and conducted training programs regarding alternative fuel vehicle conversions, equipment safety, and fueling infrastructure inspection.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$750,000 Award

$15,980 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Arkansas Clean Cities
  • Central Oklahoma Clean Cities (Oklahoma City)
  • Tulsa Clean Cities
Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Treasure Valley Clean Cities Complete Jan 2010

States impacted:

  • Idaho

Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project

The purpose of the Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project was to assist with the establishment of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel availability and use in the State of Idaho. Republic Services achieved a significant reduction in diesel fuel by converting a portion of their trash and recycling truck fleet in the Boise area to CNG fuel, as well as installing CNG fueling infrastructure at the company's fleet facilities in Boise and Nampa. The project resulted in the establishment of the first permanent public CNG fueling facilities in Idaho. It also included conducting outreach efforts to encourage other fleet operators and the public in the Boise area to use CNG.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$5,519,862 Award

$6,839,077 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Treasure Valley Clean Cities
Independence National Historical Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Pennsylvania

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park, the home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, tells the story of ideas that have shaped our nation. The park is replacing six of its conventional mowers with propane mowers, as well as three of its conventional refuse-collection vehicles with those that run on electricity. Over the course of the next ten years, the park expects to save nearly $20,000, all while demonstrating how these technologies are helping to protect one of America's most important historic sites.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV) Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives National Association of State Energy Officials In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV)

The Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV) project aims to bolster emergency management and response through utilizing existing AFV fleet vehicles for emergency situations. The project addresses this need by equipping emergency planners with the tools, information, and intra- and inter-state coordination strategies necessary to incorporate alternative fuels into emergency management and preparedness operations, including state and local energy security and assurance efforts. The National Association of State Energy Officials will work with its network of State Energy Offices, the National Governors Association and the International Emergency Managers Association to help incorporate alternative fuel and advanced vehicles into multiple emergency preparedness plans that address varied geographies and potential incidents.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$800,000 Award

$201,235 Local matching funds

Partners

  • New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition
  • Massachusetts Clean Cities
  • Empire Clean Cities
  • Clean Communities of Central New York (Syracuse)
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation
Lake Michigan Corridor Alternative Fuel Implementation Initiative Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Institute of Gas Technology Inc. (IGT) Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Wisconsin

Lake Michigan Corridor Alternative Fuel Implementation Initiative

The Lake Michigan Corridor Alternative Fuel Implementation Initiative, which includes southeastern Wisconsin, greater Chicago, and Northern Indiana, will work to make existing municipal fueling stations available to other fleets; create vehicle conversion inspection criteria; and train and educate fuel retailers, first responders, vehicle mechanics, code officials, measurement agencies, and fleet operators.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$764,266 Award

$55,783 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Chicago Area Clean Cities
  • South Shore Clean Cities
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
Long Island Regional Energy Collaborative "Promoting a Green Economy through Clean Transportation Alternatives" American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Greater Long Island Clean Cities Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • New York

Long Island Regional Energy Collaborative "Promoting a Green Economy through Clean Transportation Alternatives"

Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition, along with its partners, promoted the use of a variety of alternative fuels for vehicles, which has allowed the low-carbon vehicle industry to grow and expand throughout Long Island. The program offered businesses and municipalities the flexibility to use alternatives that meet specific business needs. The project supported the installation of four CNG stations and 157 alternative fuel vehicles throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$14,994,183 Award

$20,114,580 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Suffolk County
  • Town of Oyster Bay
  • Town of Hempstead
  • Town of Smithtown
  • Village of East Rockaway
  • Town of Huntington
  • Manhattan Beer Distributors
  • Rides Unlimited of Nassau/Suffolk
  • Family Essential Enterprises
  • V. Garofalo Carting, Inc.
  • National Grid
  • Engineered Energy Solutions
  • Greater Long Island Clean Cities
Low Carbon Fuel Infrastructure Investment Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards California Department of General Services Complete Jun 2012

States impacted:

  • California

Low Carbon Fuel Infrastructure Investment Initiative

The California Department of General Services (DGS) and Propel Fuels built 36 alternative fuel stations to provide public access to low carbon alternative fuels for more than 600,000 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) statewide and included a comprehensive development program. This program included identifying and establishing lease agreements for station locations, designing, engineering, and permitting plans for the infrastructure and signage, engaging contractors to perform the build and manage construction, and marketing to the public and fleets to increase adoption of the fuels. These stations distribute alternative fuels including ethanol (E85) for use in FFVs and biodiesel (B20) to the public, as well as government and private fleets.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$6,917,200 Award

$14,488,844 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Propel Fuels, Inc
  • CALSTART, Inc.
  • East Bay Clean Cities
  • Sacramento Clean Cities
  • San Diego Regional Clean Cities San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities
  • Silicon Valley Clean Cities
  • Western Riverside County Clean Cities
  • Long Beach Clean Cities
  • California Department of General Services