Western Washington Clean Cities partners and member fleets collectively saved 20.6 million gallons of petroleum last year by switching to alternative fuels and implementing vehicle efficiencies, according to a release from the group. These measures also prevented more than 115,000 tons of greenhouse gas pollution, the equivalent of taking 24,000 cars off the road.
Western Washington Clean Cities announced the results at its annual awards event in June and recognized nine member organizations that are leading the region in advancing clean transportation fuels and technologies.
“This year’s award winners are paving the way towards a more sustainable transportation system by converting to alternative fuels, like electricity, biofuels, natural gas, and propane,” said Robin Gold, coordinator of alternative fuels & technologies for Western Washington Clean Cities. “Reducing petroleum consumption is an important way our region can fight climate change, protect public health, and support our local economy.”
The award winners are:
- Best Achievement in Biofuels – Pierce County
- Best Achievement in Electricity – Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
- Best Achievement in Natural Gas – Pierce Transit
- Best Achievement in Propane Autogas (tie) – City of Redmond
- Best Achievement in Propane Autogas (tie) – Kitsap County Public Works
- Best Performance by a Private Fleet – Waste Management
- Best Performance by a Public Fleet – Snohomish County Public Utility District
- Clean Cities Spirit Award – Andrea Pratt, City of Seattle
- Sustainable Commitment – King County