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Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition

The Greater New Haven Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Greater New Haven Clean Cities coalition

Contact Information

Lee Grannis
Paul Wessel
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Clean Cities Coordinators

Lee Grannis
Paul Wessel
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Lee Grannis started the New Haven Clean Cities coalition in 1995 and has served as the coalition's coordinator for the last 18 years.

As part of his Clean Cities mission, Grannis has developed projects and obtained federal and matching funding for compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, light duty electric vehicles, electric transit, hydrogen hybrid, and biodiesel projects, and related outreach project funding. He has provided alternative vehicle and fuel consultation and assistance to many organizations in Connecticut and outside the state, including several towns and cities, metropolitan transit authorities, utilities, community colleges, universities, laboratories, and airports. He serves as an on-call advisor to Connecticut state government staff and Connecticut's U.S. Congressional and Senatorial staff. Recently, his coalition, in partnership with the three other Connecticut Clean Cities coalitions and 27 other partners, was awarded $29 million (including partner match) from the U.S. Department of Energy for alternative fuel infrastructure and vehicle deployment in Connecticut. Grannis was selected as the Northeast Region Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year in 2004 and 2008 and was inducted into the national Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2012.

Grannis retired after 23 years as a lieutenant colonel infantry from the U.S. Army. He held several combat and logistical positions, which included two combat tours in Vietnam. He attended several military schools and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Grannis has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.

Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition
61 Rolling Green Rd
Bethany, CT 06524
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Greater New Haven Clean Cities coalition Statistics
Population: 862,287
Area: 625 sq. mi.
Boundaries: New Haven County; City of New Haven
Designated: October 5, 1995   
Alternative Fueling Stations:
   Biodiesel (B20 and above): 1
   Natural Gas: 5
   Electric: 74
   Hydrogen: 1
   Propane: 6
Petroleum and GHG Savings*
Total Gallons
Total GHG
by AFV
by AFV
Annual petroleum savings: 2,160,273 gasoline gallon equivalents
See the Gallons by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based petroleum savings.
Annual greenhouse gas emissions avoided: 14,751 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: 1,977,752 gasoline gallon equivalents
Greenhouse gas emission reduced by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 12,779 tons of CO2
*2013 metrics