State of Maryland Clean Cities Coalition
Clean Cities Coordinator
Christopher Rice manages the Clean Cities and Transportation programs for the Maryland Energy Administration. In this capacity he works with fleets, fuel distributors, engine manufactures and fuel producers to increase the utilization of alternative fuels. He currently sits on the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council. Current projects include; the Electric Vehicle Excise Tax Credit Program, EVSE Rebate Program, Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher Program, Idle Reduction Technology Grant Program, Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program, DC Fast Charger Grant Program and the EVSE at Maryland Train Station initiative. Rice installed 81 publically accessible electric vehicle charging stations through the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program at the end of 2011. In addition, he managed the Maryland Hybrid Truck Movement Initiative, which assisted five national fleets in purchasing 143 heavy duty hybrid trucks.
His past projects include: PSC Case No. 9261, anaerobic digestion, biomass combustion/gasification, biodiesel consumption/production, ethanol consumption/production, CNG, propane, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid and all electric vehicles, farm energy audits and landfill gas. In addition, Rice runs the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit Program and the Bio-Heating Oil Tax Credit Program.
Rice sat on the North East Regional Biomass Steering Committee, ARC Energy Committee, Renewable Fuels Taskforce, LNG Taskforce and the Chesapeake Bay Commission's study on cellulosic ethanol.
He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2001.
60 West St, Ste 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Biodiesel (B20 and above): 8
Natural Gas: 11
Ethanol (E85): 35
See the Gallons by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based petroleum savings.
See the GHG by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based greenhouse gas savings.