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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

Peapod Takes Delivery of Hydraulic Hybrid Delivery Trucks That Reduce Emissions, Cut Fuel Costs

CHICAGO, May 19, 2016 – Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month. The vehicles, existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS), are in service on the streets of Chicago and were

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

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