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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
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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

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Maine Clean Communities coalition Statistics
Population: 1,328,302
Area: 32,495 sq. mi.
Boundaries: Entire state of Maine
Designated: September 4, 1997   
Alternative Fueling Stations:
   Biodiesel (B20 and above): 3
   Natural Gas: 2
   Electric: 69
   Propane: 16
Petroleum and GHG Savings*
Total Gallons
Total GHG
by AFV
by AFV
Annual petroleum savings: 702,724 gasoline gallon equivalents
See the Gallons by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based petroleum savings.
Annual greenhouse gas emissions avoided: 5,110 tons of CO2
See the GHG by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based greenhouse gas savings.
Annual petroleum savings by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 518,495 gasoline gallon equivalents
Greenhouse gas emission reduced by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 2,839 tons of CO2
*2013 metrics