COLUMBIA WILLAMETTE CLEAN CITIES COALITION Promoting the use of domestically produced transportation fuels
CWCCC is named Top Overall in Fuel Economy Measures
The Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition was named as the 2011 Top Overall coalition for fuel economy amongst more than 90 Clean Cities Coalitions nationally. This was in part due to your hard work on BETC. You have our appreciation for your dedication to promoting the use of domestically produced transportation fuels and efficiency measures.
Thanks for all your hard work-— we can’t wait for what 2012-2013 holds!
Annual Survey Fuel Economy Improvements
Our fuel economy improvements were accomplished by utilizing hybrid and Smartway certified truck technology.
- Surveyed fleets in our region employ 727 light-duty hybrids and 27 heavy-duty hybrids.
- Fleet adoption was spurred by presentations of life-cycle economics of hybrids and case studies presented at various fleet functions.
- The state of Oregon, through the Oregon Department of Energy, offered a 35 percent credit on the incremental cost of the vehicle to businesses from 2001 to 2010.
- In 2009, Portland was recognized for the highest per capita adoption of hybrids in metropolitan areas with 8.8 hybrids per thousand people.
Smartway Certified Trucks
- Surveyed fleets in our region employ 591 Smartway certified heavy duty trucks that include advanced aerodynamics, single wide wheels and auto air inflation systems.
- CWCCC worked with Cascade Sierra Solutions, Oregon Department of Energy and EPA to promote these technologies by conducting workshops, putting together printed and web-based materials and completing case studies.
- The state of Oregon, through the Oregon Department of Energy, offered tax incentives for these projects from 2006 through 2010.
Rick Wallace and Julie Peacock
Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Co-Coordinators