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Clean-vehicle Conference to Feature Speakers from MotorWeek, UPS, NTEA and Automakers

CHICAGO, March 1, 2017 – Three Clean Cities coalitions from the Midwest are teaming up to host a major green-technology conference in the Chicago area on May 18. The Lake Michigan Consortium – a partnership between Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana – will host the 2017 Green Drives Conference and Expo

Chicago Area Clean Cities Joins 7-state Project to Get People Charged Up About Electric Vehicles

CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2017 – Chicago Area Clean Cities today announced it will work with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and seven other Clean Cities coalitions on a three-year project to promote electric vehicles throughout the Midwest. The Midwest EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience) project will demonstrate the performance and

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Named Clean Fuels Champion

CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2016 – Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has been named the 2016 Clean Fuels Champion by the Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) Coalition. “The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is one of the most impactful regional planning agencies in the country,” said Samantha Bingham, coordinator, Chicago Area Clean Cities. “They are

Chicago Area Clean Cities Recognizes Top 5 Green Fleets for 2016

CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has announced its Top 5 Green Fleets for 2016, companies that are leading in the adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets. This year’s winners include: Alpha Baking Company, R&D Bus Company and Starfish Transportation of Chicago, Gold Standard Transportation of

Chicago Park District’s Biodiesel Program Featured on WGN-TV News

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2016 – The Chicago Park District, a member of Chicago Area Clean Cities, today was featured on WGN-TV News, highlighting their innovative biodiesel program. The Park District works with Darling Ingredients and Renewable Energy Group (REG) to reuse old cooking oil from Chicago-area restaurants such as Portillo’s, Wendy’s and Arby’s, as well as

Chicago Area Clean Cities Elects NTEA’s Chris Lyon to its Board

CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that it has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board. NTEA, based in Farmington Hills, Mich., is the Association for the Work Truck Industry. “I am pleased to officially join the Board of Chicago Area Clean Cities

Chicago Park District Powers its Vehicle Fleet By Turning Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Fuel

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2016 – The Chicago Park District will showcase its innovative, environmentally friendly biodiesel program at a Fleet Education Seminar hosted by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Chicago Park District’s program, which uses old cooking oil from local restaurants and events like the Taste of Chicago, enables

Chicago Area Clean Cities, Forest Preserves of Cook County to Showcase Success of Alt-Fuel Mowers

LEMONT, Ill., July 20, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County will host Picnic in the Park – a Workshop on Propane Vehicles and Mowers – at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center on Thursday, Aug. 4. At the workshop, the Forest Preserves will highlight how it converted 32

Driving Tips to Help Reduce Your Summer Fuel Costs

CHICAGO, June 16, 2016 – Whether you are taking a trip this summer or just running errands around town, there are steps you can take to improve your fuel efficiency and save money on fuel in the summertime. No matter the price of gas, maximizing your vehicle’s fuel economy just makes good sense for reducing

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce Petroleum Use by 25 Million Gallons in 2015

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 19, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that in 2015 its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and 225,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions. “That is the equivalent of removing 3,000 tanker trucks of gasoline from roads,” said Samantha Bingham, coordinator, Chicago Area

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