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Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition

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

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Lisa Thurstin
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Clean Cities Coordinator

Lisa Thurstin
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Lisa Thurstin has been the Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition coordinator since 2007 and is also manager of the Clean Fuel and Vehicle Technologies program of the American Lung Association in Minnesota (ALAMN). Her duties include management of ALAMN's clean fuel activities through the Clean Air Choice consumer education program. She currently oversees the Minnesota Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition and actively participates in Drive Electric Minnesota. Her responsibilities include grant management, event coordination, designing educational and marketing pieces, and assisting management. In 2011, Thurstin was inducted into the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Hall of Fame.

Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition
490 Concordia Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103

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Twin Cities Clean Cities coalition Statistics
Population: 5,420,380
Area: 84,381 sq. mi.
Boundaries: Entire state of Minnesota
Designated: May 31, 2001   
Alternative Fueling Stations:
   Biodiesel (B20 and above): 6
   Natural Gas: 20
   Ethanol (E85): 288
   Electric: 463
   Propane: 46
Petroleum and GHG Savings*
Total Gallons
Total GHG
by AFV
by AFV
Annual petroleum savings: 13,555,920 gasoline gallon equivalents
See the Gallons by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based petroleum savings.
Annual greenhouse gas emissions avoided: 46,335 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: 13,194,368 gasoline gallon equivalents
Greenhouse gas emission reduced by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 41,855 tons of CO2
*2013 metrics