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MotorWeek’s Award-Winning Host to Speak at Green Drives Conference

CHICAGO, April 5, 2016 – The Lake Michigan Consortium today announced that John Davis, the Emmy® Award-winning host of MotorWeek, television’s longest-running automotive series, will serve as the master of ceremonies and a featured speaker at its Clean Cities Green Drives Conference and Expo on May 19. Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern

Illinois Soybean Association Partners with Chicago Area Clean Cities to Promote Benefits of Biodiesel

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 18, 2016 – As part of today’s celebration of National Biodiesel Day, the Illinois Soybean Association’s B20 Club is proud to announce its diamond-level sponsorship of the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition (CACC). Through its support of the CACC, the B20 Club is helping promote the use of biodiesel for its environmental, economic

Clean Cities Coalitions to Host Green Transportation Conference

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2016 – Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana today announced they are partnering to host a major green-transportation conference in the Chicago area on May 19. The Lake Michigan Clean Cities Consortium will host the Green Drives Conference and Expo at Northern Illinois University’s Conference Center in Naperville, Ill.

South Side Chicago Business Named Clean Fuels Champion

CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2015 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has awarded Testa Produce, Inc., a family owned company that has operated in Chicago’s Back of the Yards Neighborhood for more than 100 years, as its 2015 Clean Fuels Champion. Testa Produce, which provides foodservice to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, country clubs, sports venues and

Chicago Fleets Save Money, Improve Air Quality, and Reduce Oil Usage by Using CNG, Propane

WOOD DALE, Ill., Sept. 10, 2015 – Fleets in the Chicago area are saving money, reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, and helping to improve air quality by using alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane to power their vehicles. Today, in an effort to educate businesses and municipalities about the benefits

U.S. Department of Energy Honors Illinois Leader for Success in Reducing Petroleum Use in Transportation

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 4, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator Samantha Bingham for her dedication and outstanding accomplishments in reducing Illinois’ dependence on petroleum in transportation. DOE’s National Clean Cities Director Dennis Smith and Co-Director Linda Bluestein inducted Bingham into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame

Grant Monies Gift that Keep on Giving for Alt-Fuel Stations in Warrenville and Glen Ellyn

WARRENVILLE, Ill., July 16, 2015 – The City of Warrenville and the Village of Glen Ellyn now have access to compressed-natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at the Blackwell and Churchill Woods forest preserves, according to the summer edition of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s newsletter, The Conservationist. An intergovernmental agreement allows Warrenville and

Summer Driving Tips to Help Cut Your Fuel Costs

CHICAGO, June 19, 2015 – Whether you are taking a road trip this summer or just running errands around town, there are steps you can take to improve your fuel economy and save money on fuel in the summertime. Chicago Area Clean Cities, a nonprofit coalition focused on promoting cleaner energy for business and municipal

Chicago Area Clean Cities Members Saved More than 25 Million Gallons of Petroleum in 2014

CHICAGO, May 28, 2015 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that in 2014 its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and nearly 240,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions. “This, the coalition’s greatest achievement yet, is the equivalent of removing 3,150 tanker trucks’ worth of gasoline,” said

Police Agencies Save Fuel, Reduce Emissions, Save Money by ‘Going Green’

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., April 16, 2015 – Law enforcement agencies are often the largest consumers of fuel in municipal fleets. Police fleets at both the state and local levels can reduce fuel costs and improve their environmental footprint by using alternative fuels. Today, in an effort to assist police agencies to improve fuel efficiency, three

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