The Clean Fuels Impact Award this year goes to Clean Cities Coalition Directors who have truly made a positive impact on the clean fuels industry. The Department of Energy program celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
More than 75 Clean Cities Coalitions are creating significant and lasting change in communities large and small, one project, one local decision and one fleet at a time. Since 1993, Clean Cities coalitions have steadily increased their energy use impact each year through diverse transportation projects for a cumulative impact equal to nearly 12 billion gasoline gallon equivalents, including using biodiesel in more than 200,000 vehicles in 2020. They have also aided in building out the fueling infrastructure to support this growing market.
Three Clean Cities representative sat down on a panel with Clean Fuels Director of State Governmental Affairs Floyd Vergara to talk about the program. Mark Fitz, President of Star Oilco in Oregon serves on the board of the Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition; Antoine Thompson is Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition; and Joy Gardner is Executive Director of Empire Clean Cities. Listen to their conversation and an interview with Thompson.