Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
U.S. DOE's Clean Cities program advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities Coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and new transportation technologies, as they emerge. In Tennessee, there are two U.S. DOE-designated Clean Cities Coalitions: The Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (MWTCF) and the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCF). The website for these two Coalitions, known collectively as Tennessee Clean Fuels, may be accessed at http://www.tncleanfuels.org/.
MWTCF supports all alternative fuels, including propane, electric, biodiesel, ethanol, and, as pictured above, natural gas. The photo at right was taken in Dickson, TN, where vehicles participating in the 2017 Natural Gas Road Rally fueled up at the local gas utility's public compressed natural gas station.
As of February 1, 2017, TDEC OEP assumed the role of Coordinator for MWTCF. As Coordinator for MWTCF, OEP provides technical assistance and targeted outreach, within the Coalition’s territory, to raise awareness and foster a greater understanding of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Additionally, OEP tracks, validates, analyzes, and reports on critical information and performance metrics necessary to gauge consumer acceptance and track the growth/adoption of technologies and practices in the marketplace. For more information on the Clean Cities Program, click here. For more information on MWTCF, click here. To read the 2017 MWTCF Annual Report, click here.