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May 14, 2002

DOE Announces 2002 Clean Cities Program Awards

DOE announced this year's Clean Cities Program Awards on May 14th. The awards honor companies, municipal agencies, and individuals who have made significant, long-term contributions to advance the use of alternative fuels in cars and trucks. The awards included eight National Partner Awards, 11 awards to Clean Cities Coalitions, one Outstanding Coordinator Award, and the Rookie Coordinator of the Year Award. The awards were announced at the 8th National Clean Cities Conference, which was held May 12th through 15th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. See the DOE press release, which includes the full list of awardees.

General Motors Corporation (GM) had a substantial presence at the Clean Cities Conference, displaying a van fueled with compressed natural gas and pickups and SUVs that can be fueled with either E85 (a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline) or gasoline. See the GM press release.

DOE's Clean Cities Program supports public-private partnerships that deploy alternative fuel vehicles and build supporting alternative fuel infrastructure. See the Clean Cities Web site.