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U.S. Conference of Mayors
Clean Cities: Cleaning-up the Garbage,
One Truck at a Time
Shelley Launey, Director
U.S. Department of Energy
National Clean Cities Program
March 23, 2005
Clean Cities
A voluntary, locally based government/industry partnership
Mission: To advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the
U.S. by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to
the reduction of petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.
• Currently 88 active
coalitions covering
60% of the population
• 5,000+ Stakeholders
• 181M gallons of
petroleum displaced
• 32,000 metric tons of
emissions reduced
Clean Cities Technologies
1. AFVs
2. Idle Reduction
3. Blends
4. Hybrids
5. Fuel Economy
Niche Markets
Fleets operating in defined
geographic areas, such as:
U.S. Parks
School Buses
Shuttle Services
Airport Vehicles
California - Leading the Way
Southern California Diesel Ban: Rule 1193
• In June 2000, the South Coast Air Quality Management
District voted unanimously to require the region’s
garbage trucks and transit buses to stop using diesel fuel
and convert to cleaner-burning alternative fuels. This
local regulation, known as Rule 1193, requires all public
and private refuse haulers within the agency’s
jurisdiction owning more than 50 refuse trucks to
purchase new vehicles that burn alternative fuels when
adding or replacing vehicles beginning on July 1, 2001.
California Success Stories  Building a $3.3 million CNG fueling station – the largest in the San Joaquin
Valley to fuel Fresno Area Express (FAX) buses, other city vehicles and
possibly private NGVs. Funded by Federal and state grants; schedule to be
completed in November.
 Funded a $600,000 LNG fueling station for its garbage trucks; facility opened
in April
 Garbage trucks and FAX buses are the two largest consumers of diesel fuel in
the city's fleet of 1,800 vehicles. The FAX buses consume 4,500 gallons every
weekday; 28 CNG buses and trolleys and expects to add 10 more vehicles in
April; 1/3 of the more than 100 FAX buses operate on clean burning natural gas
 All FAX buses and garbage trucks are expected to be converted to natural gas
by 2010
 100% of refuse truck fleet is compliant with California Air Resources Board
Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Rule a full five years ahead of schedule!
More California Success Stories
• Palm Springs
– All 79 refuse haulers in the Coachella Valley run
on CNG or LNG, operated by 2 private companies:
Palm Springs Disposal Services and Waste
• Los Angeles
– 252 LNG refuse haulers, 5 CNG street sweepers
Benefits of Alternative Fuel Refuse
• Lower maintenance costs
• Lower fuel costs
• Cleaner – significant reduction in emissions
• Less noise pollution
• Provide a step in the right direction toward an energy
secure nation
• Can ensure that vital refuse operations are not
impacted if petroleum is not readily available
• Start small – one truck at a time, if necessary
• Even you cannot invest in vehicles or infrastructure,
start by establishing incentives for contractors who
use alternative fuels
• Biodiesel – a quick step to reducing the use of
How Clean Cities Can Help
• Website, tools, SEP, partnerships, case studies
• Building partnerships through coalitions
• Waste management studies
• Success Stories
• Fleet Buyers Guide
• Grant Opportunities
State Energy Program Special
Projects Grants 005
Six Categories
1. AFV Refueling Infrastructure
11-15 projects
2. Incremental Cost of AFVs
4-8 projects
3. Coalition Support
30 projects
4. Heavy-duty HEV
1-2 projects
5. School Bus
2-3 projects
6. Idle Reduction
4-6 projects
State Energy Program Special
Projects Grants 2005 Timeline
• February 18, 2005
Funding Opportunity Announced
• March 8 - 9, 2005
Pre-application teleconference
orientation for all applicants.
• May 2 - 6, 2005
Due dates depending on subcategory
Other Grant Opportunities
• Texas Emissions Reduction Plan ($140
million per year through 2008)
• Carl Moyer ($60+ million per year)
• South Coast Air Quality Management
District (SCAQMD)
• Fine Money (SCAQMD, EPA)
Please join us . . .
A Few Related Conference
Transit and Refuse: Public/Private Partnerships
This session focuses on the trend with transits and other government agencies
to use public private partnerships to reduce costs and increase accountability;
a focus on performance specification based bidding, for a successful
Transit and Refuse Haulers: Niche Markets Making a Difference
In this session, attendees will see comparisons of fuel savings
and emissions reductions with all other vehicle types.
Heavy-Duty Product Rollout
This session shows the products available in the
heavy-duty market and will cover the fuel economy
and emission reduction benefits these vehicles have
to offer.
A Few Related Conference
Emissions and a New Energy Economy
This panel focuses on the correlations between emissions and
health, the effects present and future, and what a sound climate
strategy for transportation looks like.
Fleet Day
Programming and activities for fleets - featuring
sessions on various fuels, product rollouts,
new technologies, and funding. Fleet managers are
eligible for a discounted registration rate.
A Few Related Conference
Offers you a chance to test drive alternative fuel, hybrid, fuel cell, and
advanced technology vehicles.
A CARnival! A ROADeo!
Tests the skills and knowledge of fleet personnel
and others involved in the design and creation of
AFVs. A display of a variety of heavy-duty vehicles
rounds out the event.
GSA Live Auction
Own an AFV. Attendees and the general public can
bid on high-quality, low-mileage AFVs previously
used by federal agencies.
Hotline: 1-800-CCITIES
• Clean Cities:
• Alternative Fuels Data Center:
• Industry Contacts:
Shelley Laney, Director
U.S. Department of Energy
Clean Cities
1000 Independence Avenue, SW, EE-34
Washington, DC 20585
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 202-586-1573

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