We are dedicated to advancing the environmental, energy and economic security of Central and Northern Arizona by advocating and participating in practices that promote clean domestic energy and reduce dependence on conventional petroleum based fuels.
History of our Coalition
The Maricopa Association of Governments joined the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program in 1997. The Clean Cities Program was created by the federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) to support voluntary efforts by government and business to reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil. There are now over eighty coalitions nationwide.
In July 2001, Maricopa Association of Governments handed over the Clean Cities operation to a group of independent stakeholders representing local industry and government. This group was re-chartered by DOE under the new name, Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition. This new and improved coalition emerged with an innovative vision and strategic plan for cleaner air and a future less dependent on petroleum. Today, the coalition’s stakeholders represent more than sixty government, utility, and business organizations.
The VSCCC’s stakeholders operate nearly 7,000 alternative fuel vehicles and displace some 51 million gallons of petroleum fuel annually with alternative fuels such as natural gas, biodiesel, propane, ethanol, and electricity. According to a 2010 survey, this represents 10% of the annual consumption of alternative transportation fuel in the U.S.
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Valley of the Sun Clean Cities partners with the Arizona Department of Emergency Management in an impressive display of alternative fuel emergency equipment that could be deployed in the event of an interruption of Petroleum fuel, either through a break in the pipeline or damage to the fuel terminal.
In 2012, Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition received the following awards:
#1 in the number of gallons used of Liquefied Natural Gas
#1 in the number of gallons used of Biodiesel
#2 in the number of gallons used of Compressed Natural Gas
#2 in the number of vehicle miles on Alternative-Fuel
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“Transition to Natural Gas” Presentation
June 25th, 2013 Gregg Duckett, City of Phoenix “Transition to Natural Gas” – Gregg Duckett, Fleet Control Manager, City of Phoenix, detailed the experience gained in their CNG fuel & vehicle transition.
Clean Diesel Workshop Meeting Presentations
Please check out the Clean Diesel Workshop presentations from 10-25-12. We were lucky to host John Mikulin and Maeve Clancy from the EPA Region 9 and David Bruce Maricopa Air Quality Department. Presentations include important information on Arizona air quality as well as information on DERA grants and West Coast Collaborative Goals. Special thanks to Auto Safety House for providing our delicious breakfast!
U.S. EPA Region 9 Clean Diesel Workshop Presentation
Overview of Maricopa Air Quality Department Presentation
2013 May Edition
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Clean Cities TV
We are pleased to announce the Clean Cities TV (www.CleanCities.TV) is now fully operational and ready to support the Clean Cities Program in educating cities about Clean Cities and its mission to reduce U.S. petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, idle reduction and fuel economy measures, and new emerging technologies. By clicking on the link, you can find informational outreach for city decision makers and stakeholders and a variety of success stories recorded by Clean Cities organizations around the country.
Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition Statistics
Live On Air with Rudy K of Main Street Out Loud