The St. Louis Regional Clean Cities Program, part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program to expand the commercial
use of alternative fueled vehicles, is a voluntary initiative composed of fleet owners/operators, plus fuel and vehicle industry entities who supply them as well as government
representatives from the St. Louis region (Missouri-Illinois). The goals of the Program are to reduce dependence on foreign oil, improve air quality and promote
economic development in the St. Louis region.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) formally designated the St. Louis metropolitan area as a
Clean City in November 1994, based on voluntary commitments to the program made by 32 participating public and private entities. These commitments were delineated in a non-binding
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by DOE and the program participants. The MOU serves as a collective implementation plan.
Clean Cities provides a means for coordinating the purchase, refueling and repair of clean-fuel
vehicles. Clean Cities also affords individual fleet owners and operators the economies of scale
offered through bulk purchasing and sharing refueling and maintenance facilities. While Clean
Cities is primarily oriented at serving the mutual interest of public and private fleets, the actions
taken will make alternative fuel technology accessible to everyone. Alternative fuels include bio-diesel, electricity, ethanol, natural gas and propane.
For more information on the St. Louis Regional Clean Cities Program go to www.stlcleancities.org or contact Executive Director Kevin Herdler by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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