This year is off to an exciting start for the Ann Arbor coalition. In March, the U.S. Department of Energy approved our annual Clean Cities survey and the results were astounding. In 2010 Washtenaw County – the Ann Arbor Clean Cities operating region – collectively displaced 3.1 million gallons of petroleum. This number is up 1.7 million gallons from the 2009 annual survey, more than a 100% increase. While we are very pleased with these petroleum reductions numbers, we are also just as proud to have reduced 13, 233 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into our community’s air.
Thank you to all of the local area contributors for helping make the 2010 annual survey a success.
- Ann Arbor Transit Authority
- City of Ann Arbor
- getDowntown Program
- Michigan Consolidated Gas Company/DTE Energy
- North Star USA
- RKA Petroleum
- Schwart’s Home Service
- University of Michigan
- VPSI Vanpool
- Washtenaw County
If you operate or manage a fleet running on alternative fuels/advanced vehicle technologies, distribute clean fuels, enact idle reduction or fuel economy measures in Washtenaw County and were not included on this year’s annual survey, please contact your Coordinator so we can include your sustainability initiatives in our 2011 report. I congratulate you on your sucess for 2010 and look forward to improving upon them in 2011.
Source: Lisa Warshaw, Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coordinator, along with Clean Energy Coalition