The Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition (DMCCC) is a neutral consult for organizations wanting to learn more about alternative fuels and petroleum reduction strategies for their vehicle fleets. Since 1993, the DMCCC has been working locally to displace petroleum in the transportation sector in order to increase our energy security, support our domestic economy, and improve air quality for the benefit of public health and the environment. Administered out of the American Lung Association in Colorado, DMCCC highlights the connection between vehicle emissions and public health:
Clean Fuels. Clean Air. Clean Lungs. Clean Cities.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Clean Cities has access to a national network of over 20,000 stakeholder organizations, technical tools and resources developed by national labs, and over 20 years of experience in the industry. Though, we operate on a very local basis, working with 140 local stakeholder organizations covering governments, utilities, private fleets, fuel providers, station developers, automakers, dealerships, and many more. Together, we provide tacit knowledge about deploying alternative fuels in Colorado.
Ultimately, the DMCCC is the go-to resource for anything related to alternative transportation in the Denver Metro area. Have a question? You can trust that we’ll answer it, or find the right person who can. That is the power of Clean Cities!
EV Smart Fleets seeks to address cost barriers public fleets face for EV adoption by aggregating state and local fleet purchases for EVs and charging stations through a mutli-state aggregated EV solicitation and procurement agreement. EV Smart Fleets will leverage the purchasing volume of public fleets across the country in order to reduce vehicle and infrastructure costs, improve contract terms, provide access to a wider range of EV models, and expand across to charging infrastructure. For additional information head to the website.
Searching for CNG in West and South Denver area
The DMCCC is working through the Refuel Colorado Fleets program to provide CNG fueling in south and west Denver. The Hwy 285 and I-70 corridors heading west are prime targets, as there is a lack of fueling in this area that needs to be addressed. If you or a fleet you know of are considering switching to CNG or already have CNG-fueled vehicles and are interested in a station being built in one of these locations please contact Janna West-Heiss at JWHeiss@lungs.org.
This past October, Denver Metro Clean Cities began an annual awards program that recognizes some of our top members and stakeholders for their commitment to petroleum reduction and the Clean Cities program. Below is a brief description of each award, and we are anxious to work with additional stakeholders to award their successes next year.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Award: This award is given to the organization that reduces the most greenhouse gases through their petroleum reduction activities. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory uses alternative fuels like E85 on campus, but most of their savings came from programs that encourage and incentivize employees to drive fewer miles, like carpooling and telecommuting.
Infrastructure MVP: The DMCCC works with a lot of infrastructure providers in order to deploy alternative fuels. Our Infrastructure MVP is the organization that goes above and beyond as a Clean Cities champion in order to move the entire market forward. Untapped Fuel consistently and actively.
Top Local Stakeholder award: DMCCC works with 150 stakeholders throughout the state, many of them are tremendously supportive of our work and are exceptional partners. However, this award is given to the one stakeholder that DMCCC can always count for help. The Regional Air Quality Council has been a DMCCC member and partner for years, working side by side to develop and administer grant funds, host or sponsor events, and often take the lead in developing the alternative fuel market in our area.
Petroleum Displacement Award: This award is metric based and is given to the fleet that displaces the most petroleum in our Annual Petroleum Displacement Report. Denver International Airport used 834,140 gallons of compressed natural gas to fuel their transit buses and other vehicles in 2014!
Infrastructure MVP: The DMCCC works with a lot of infrastructure providers in order to deploy alternative fuels. Our Infrastructure MVP is the organization that goes above and beyond as a Clean Cities champion in order to move the entire market forward. Untapped Fuel consistently and actively
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