NGVAmerica, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), Growth Energy – America’s Ethanol Supporters, and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) are the national trade associations that signed a joint letter to the Senate and House Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittees in support of funding the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities Program.
The letter supports the request of the nation’s nearly 100 Clean Cities Coalitions and their 14,000 stakeholders to ensure adequate funding for the Clean Cities alternative fuel deployment program is included in the FY 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Specifically, the letter requests $50 million is allocated to the Clean Cities program for alternative fuel deployment activities, including $25 million in competitive grants.
“The U.S. DOE Clean Cities program is instrumental in the deployment of natural gas and other advanced fuel vehicles across the country,” said NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski. “NGVAmerica will continue to work with Congress to ensure Clean Cities and other initiatives receive the necessary funding for our country to more fully realize the many policy benefits of using low cost, clean and domestic natural gas.”
Moreover, Genevieve Cullen, interim president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, commented: “Partners in the Clean Cities program are essential to the effort to advance electric mobility and other advanced transportation options in the United States. With a direct link to local stakeholders, we can maximize our resources by tailoring technology deployments to meet the unique needs of each region.”
“When we utilize America’s abundant sources of alternative energy, we are increasing jobs and decreasing pollution. NPGA supports the Clean Cities program and urges Congress to provide adequate funding for the deployment of alternative fuels and vehicles throughout the country,” stated Richard Roldan, NPGA President & CEO.