Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities is all about Alternative Energy

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Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities advances the energy, economic and environmental security of the United States by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

Supporting local infrastructure

We build and support the infrastructure needed for a strong alternative fuel and alternative vehicle market in Western Pennsylvania.

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We serve the needs of its member organizations through education, business consulting, development of grants, grant writing, and management of Federal and State-funded projects.

US Department of Energy

We serve as the designated regional organization for all U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities initiatives, including project funding.

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Georgia, Pennsylvania Coalition Leaders Unveiled as Newest Clean Cities Hall of Fame Inductees

Clean Cities-Georgia Coordinator Don Francis and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities Coordinator Rick Price are the latest inductees to be named to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities Hall of Fame, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the Clean Cities mission of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and petroleum use in U.S. transportation. National Clean Cities Director Dennis Smith and Co-Director Linda Bluestein inducted the pair into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame on September 1, 2016, while in Knoxville, Tenn., where representatives from nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions from across the country gathered for the annual Clean Cities Coordinator Workshop. Under Francis and Price’s leadership, in 2015 their coalitions averted more than 79,000 tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions combined through use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and fuel efficiency measures. Those same efforts saved more than 24.8 million gallons of petroleum combined in 2015. These accomplishments have contributed to the Clean Cities program’s ability to save more than 7.5 billion gallons of petroleum since its inception in 1993. Francis and Price have each earned the respect of their community and stakeholders over the years for their credibility and wide knowledge of alternative fuels and vehicles, as well as their dedication and passion to the Clean Cities mission of minimizing GHGs and reducing the use of petroleum in transportation. Specifically, Francis played a key role in pushing the state of Georgia to become a national leader in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and related infrastructure. Thanks in large part to his promotion of the state of Georgia’s wildly successful Electric Vehicle Rebate Program, the state experienced skyrocketing... read more
U.S. Department of Energy Honors Pennsylvania Leader for Success in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Petroleum Use in Transportation

U.S. Department of Energy Honors Pennsylvania Leader for Success in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Petroleum Use in Transportation

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016 Contact: Rick Price, Coordinator Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities [email protected] 412-735-4114   U.S. Department of Energy Honors Pennsylvania Leader for Success in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Petroleum Use in Transportation Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities Coordinator Rick Price Inducted into Clean Cities Hall of Fame PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities Coordinator Rick Price for his dedication and outstanding accomplishments in reducing Pennsylvania’s production of greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum in transportation. DOE’s National Clean Cities Co-Director Linda Bluestein inducted Price into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 1 while in Knoxville, Tenn., where representatives from nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions from across the country gathered for the 2016 Clean Cities Coordinator Workshop. Price began his work as Executive Director of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities in 2011, and has been a proponent of alternative fuels and the Clean Cities program throughout western Pennsylvania for almost 15 years. In 2015 alone, Price’s coalition averted more than 7,000 tons of greenhouse gases and saved more than 4.9 million gallons of petroleum through the deployment of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, idle reduction, and fuel economy improvements. “Rick is a master at winning grants, and when I have questions I go to him,” Bluestein said. “He’s been instrumental at bringing alternative fuel vehicles to the state of Pennsylvania, to the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and the DOE. He brings enthusiasm and passion to his work, and serves as an inspiration to others as to what can get done.” During his tenure as coordinator, Price... read more