Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities is all about Alternative Energy

Our Mission

Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities advances the energy, economic and environmental security of the United States by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

Supporting local infrastructure

We build and support the infrastructure needed for a strong alternative fuel and alternative vehicle market in Western Pennsylvania.

Member Organizations

We serve the needs of its member organizations through education, business consulting, development of grants, grant writing, and management of Federal and State-funded projects.

US Department of Energy

We serve as the designated regional organization for all U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities initiatives, including project funding.

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Odyssey Day 2016 Schedule

Click here to see a full schedule for Odyssey Day 2016!  Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities 412-735-4114 Home ODYSSEY DAY BACKGROUNDER Contact: Richard Price Coalition Coordinator 412-735-4114 [email protected] ODYSSEY DAY OVERVIEW Odyssey Day is an outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. It is coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) headquartered at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The first event was held in 2002. The Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities holds this event each year in October at the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, PA Event Date: October 14, 2016 Time: 9:00am to 2:30pm This years’ event will feature alternative fueled vehicles including a CNG and Propane School buses, an all electric Tesla and CNG dedicated and Dual Fuel Class 8 Tractors. Guest Speakers include Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Roger Cohen, PA Department of Transportation Director of Policy To register click here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvwi1X0ExfKIWAYX4CyYGJXvFB0Pwswv4Fol9654FfBtGNnw/viewform?c=0&w=1 Vendors to register click here lhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoHj4iaxXnNoKK8wqA6mAdiVQDroqDTAjgh_QcALoxAmkPOQ/viewform?c=0&w=1 To register for sponsorships click here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWpa7mcecjMPWBTBWX6FTifMpYbsaAzABbyCk11mjgnbCVgg/viewform?c=0&w=1 PURPOSE Odyssey Day offers unique activities designed to educate the public about cleaner transportation technologies and is customized to the wants and needs of the local host. Examples of such activities include: • Ride-n-Drives • Vehicle Displays • Workshops • Demonstrations(Vehicle Charging and CNG Refueling, Hybrid Lift, and Autonomous Tesla Demo) • Panel Discussions • And more This features alternative fueled vehicles, Ride-n-Drives and breakout sessions on: Grants and Funding, VW Settlement, Smart Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles, Alternative Fuels and Vehicles, Benefits from Natural Gas... read more

UPS completes one billion miles in its rolling Laboratory Green Fleet

August 4, 2016. UPS announced the company has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS’s long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and powering critical engineering advances. The company’s wider sustainability progress is detailed in the 14th annual Sustainability Report. “We had a big sustainability goal as we set out to make the most of our rolling laboratory by driving 1 billion clean miles in alternative fuel vehicles – that’s the equivalent of well over 4,000 trips to the moon,” said David Abney, Chairman and CEO, UPS. “While attaining this goal is new, our commitment to seeking out alternative fuels actually dates back to the 1930s when UPS tested electric vehicles. With more than 100,000 drivers logging more than 3 billion miles per year, our future depends on our ability to meet the growing demand for global trade while reducing our impact on the environment.” UPS deepened its commitment to alternative fuels in 2012, when it set the goal of reaching 1 billion miles driven with alternative fuels by the end of 2017. Shattering that goal one year early, about 12 percent of the conventional diesel and gasoline fuel previously used by UPS’s ground fleet is now being replaced by alternative fuels including renewable natural gas and renewable diesel. “The question wasn’t should we make alternative fuels work?” said Mike Whitlatch, UPS’s vice president of global energy and procurement. “Instead, it was... read more