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Maine Clean Communities Coalition

The Maine Clean Communities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Maine Clean Communities coalition

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Steven Linnell
207-774-9891
slinnell@gpcog.org
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Clean Cities Coordinator

Steven Linnell
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Steven Linnell has been the coordinator of the statewide Maine Clean Communities coalition since its designation in 1997. The coalition's greatest achievement so far has been helping the Greater Portland METRO build the first fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure in the state, which currently serves 13 CNG transit buses and four CNG school buses. The coalition has also played a role in shaping alternative fuel vehicle policy in the state, helped establish propane and biodiesel infrastructure, and serves as an information resource to public and private fleets.

Along with his role as Clean Cities coordinator, Linnell is the senior transportation planner for the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) working mostly with public transit. He also heads up the energy, climate change, and sustainability efforts at GPCOG.

Linnell has a Master of Science in Resource Management and Administration from Antioch College.

Greater Portland Council of Governments
970 Baxter Blvd
Portland, ME 04103

Maine Clean Communities Success Stories

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Maine Clean Communities coalition Statistics
Population: 1,329,924
Area: 32,495 sq. mi.
Boundaries: Entire state of Maine
Designated: September 4, 1997   
Alternative Fueling Stations:
   Biodiesel (B20 and above): 3
   Natural Gas: 1
   Electric: 27
   Propane: 10
Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Avoided:* 12,109 tons of CO2
Annual Petroleum Savings:*
1,241,264 gasoline gallon equivalents
*2012 metrics