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!
Electric Vehicle Charging Instructional Video
Our Intern, Emily, made an Electric Vehicle Charging Instructional Video that we want to share with you all! This short, yet informational video goes over the steps of charging a standard electric vehicle with level 1, 2, and 3 chargers. Feel free to share the video with this link. Enjoy!
The Annual Petroleum Displacement Report
Each year, Clean Cities coalitions across the nation survey their stakeholders in order to measure the amount of petroleum displaced through the use of alternative fuels and petroleum reductions strategies. Those results are then aggregated in order to form a local and national picture of the petroleum reduction market throughout the country.
In 2014, DMCCC stakeholders displaced an impressive 6.1 million gallons of petroleum and 29,000 tons of greenhouse gases. Learn more in the 2014 Annual Petroleum Displacement Report.
This year we think we can do even better…
2015 Goal: 8 million gallons of displaced petroleum!
To reach this goal DMCCC needs the help of our stakeholders to report their own alternative fuel use by March 2016. Please do so by filling out our new digital fleet survey today.
For a little incentive:
- Those who complete the survey by January 15th will be entered to win a free one-year associate membership ($350 value).
- Those who complete the survey by January 31st will be entered to win a gift card, movie tickets, or a Clean Cities travel mug.
If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact Janna West-Heiss at JWHeiss@lungs.org.
Thank you for your petroleum reduction efforts and assistance in gathering this data!
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
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.
Alternative Fuel Infrastructure in CO
Denver Metro Clean Cities Territory