Clean Cities Coalition Unveils Honors

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The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition has announced its 2015 Stakeholder Awards. The honors recognize efforts made by businesses and organizations to move their fleets to alternative fuels and technologies.

January 19, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Today, at noon, the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition will present the 2015 Stakeholder Awards at their 12th Annual Legislative luncheon at the Indiana Statehouse, North Atrium.

During this annual event, elected officials and invited guests will be treated to lunch and the opportunity to network with Hoosier fleet operators and industry leaders who have partnered to deploy American fuels and technologies,across Indiana. Special recognition will be given to those Hoosier fleets and partners who have made significant deployment advancements in 2014.

Kellie Walsh, Executive Director of Greater Indiana Clean Cities stated, "I couldn't be more excited about this year's award recipients and the many ways in which they've advanced the deployment of American alternative fuels and technologies." Walsh continued "Many of these fuels and technologies are not only reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil but are providing Hoosier jobs and economic benefit to our great state."

In 2014, public and private sector fleets across Indiana reduced their petroleum consumption by 15,000,000+ gallons. This reduction has saved millions of dollars in fueling and maintenance costs for fleets. This year's recipients are being recognized for their efforts to reduce their fleet’s foreign oil consumption, which has reduced operating costs as well as greenhouse gas causing emissions.

Join the Greater Indiana Clean Cities to celebrate the following 2015 Greater Indiana Clean Cities Stakeholder Award Recipients:

Monarch Beverage

Outstanding leadership in the Deployment of Class 8 Compressed Natural Gas Fleet Operations

Since 2012, Monarch Beverage has displaced over 2 million gallons of foreign oil in their effort to reduce operating costs and improve the environment with the deployed of their CNG Class 8 fleet, fast-fill CNG station and CNG compliant maintenance facility.

Tippecanoe School Corporation

Outstanding Achievement in the Deployment of Propane School Buses

Since 2012, Tippecanoe School Corporation, Lafayette, IN, has operated five propane school buses displacing nearly a quarter of a million gallons of foreign oil.

Indianapolis Power and Light Company

Outstanding Leadership in E85 Fleet Operations

Since 2010, IPL has been utilizing E85 in their fleet of FFVs. To date nearly 60% of IPL’s fleet is flex-fuel capable, consuming over 130,000 gallons of E85.

PRO-Build/Carter Lee Lumber

Outstanding Leadership in Biodiesel Fleet Operations

Since 2006, Pro-Build/Carter-Lee Lumber has been using B20 in their diesel fleet, burning over 66,000 gallons annually.

Vision Fleet

Outstanding Leadership in the Deployment of Advanced Transportation Technologies

Vision Fleet, a start-up capital venture company, started in 2012, has partnered with the City of Indianapolis to deploy 425 plug-in vehicles and electric vehicles in the city’s fleet. Vision Fleet Capital’s low-cost, fixed-rate Clean Miles Solution,saves millions while simultaneously increasing the service and safety levels of its client's fleet operations.

ABOUT GREATER INDIANA -The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition was designated as a Clean Cities Coalition by the U.S. Department of Energy, August of 1999, covering 11 counties. Now serving two-thirds of Indiana's public and private sector fleets, our mission is to be a resource for our member fleets in their deployment of alternative fuels and technologies.

Source: Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition