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 our 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. We operate on a very local basis, working with 140 local stakeholder organizations including 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’s the power of Clean Cities!
Join the Clean Cities team on Monday, November 13th for our quarterly Stakeholder Meeting! Learn about upcoming initiatives and events, engaging and interesting industry news, and have the chance to network with our partners, members, and very own staff! Register here!
EV Smart Fleets seeks to address cost barriers that public fleets face for electric vehicle (EV) adoption. To accomplish this, EV Smart Fleets aggregates state and local fleet purchases for EVs and charging stations through a multi-state EV solicitation and procurement agreement. EV Smart Fleets aims to leverage the purchasing volume of public fleets across the country to reduce vehicle and infrastructure costs, improve contract terms, provide access to a wider range of EV models, and expand across to charging infrastructure. Additional information can be found on their website.
Searching for CNG in West and South Denver area
The DMCCC is working through the Refuel Colorado Fleets program to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling in South and West Denver. The Hwy 285 and I-70 corridors heading West are ideal 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, the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition began an annual awards program to recognize some of our top members and stakeholders for their commitment to petroleum reduction and the Clean Cities program. We are anxious to work with additional stakeholders to award their successes next year. A brief description of each award can be found below.
Most GGEs Displaced Award: This award is given to the stakeholder that displaces the most gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) through their petroleum reduction activities. Alpine Waste made a massive switch to new compressed natural gas (CNG) haulers, which resulted in the calculated displacement of 551,000 GGEs in 2016.
Most GHG Emission Reductions Award: The DMCCC works with plenty of organizations that are conscious of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Out of all our stakeholders, Denver International Airport had the most GHG emission reductions due to their switch to cleaner burning and zero emission vehicles. DIA had a calculated reduction of 820 tons of GHGs for 2016.
RAQC Grant Opportunity
Are you interested in converting your lawn & garden equipment?
The Regional Air Quality Council is now requesting applications to fund the purchase of low emission, commercial-grade, lawn and garden equipment. Eligible entities include public agencies within the Denver Metro/North Front Range 9-county ozone non-attainment area. This online application will be open continuously until funding is expended. Funding is available on a first-come-first-served basis with a minimum award of $1,000 and maximum award of $15,000 per entity. Grant funding will cover:
- Up to 50% of the purchase price of a battery electric hand held equipment, batteries, and chargers.
- *$2,000 towards the purchase of a battery-powered commercial grade lawn mower.
- *$1,000 towards the purchase of a propane powered commercial grade lawn mower.
If you are interested in applying for this grant opportunity, please apply through the RAQC online application.
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