Who We Are
We’re working to expand the use of alternative fuels, domestically-produced transportation fuels and energy-efficient vehicle technologies. We’re a government/industry partnership, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Greater Portland Council of Governments.
Our coalition is comprised of fleet managers, business owners, clean fuel providers, state and local officials, and members of the public who want to reduce petroleum consumption and promote the use of clean fuels and clean fuel vehicles.
Information and technical support on grant funding opportunities
Technical assistance for alternative fuel and anti-idling fleet transformation projects
Access to a network of local, regional, and national partners in the alternative fuel industry
Assistance for planning and promoting events
Educational activities focused on alternative fuels
Become A Stakeholder
As a stakeholder, you’ll gain full access to our services and make connections with people, businesses, and organizations in our statewide network. Once a year we'll check in and ask you to fill out a survey on your progress towards transitioning to alternative fuels and reducing greenhouse gasses in the transportation sector. We report our stakeholder's alternative fuel usage to the US Department of Energy to help identify trends and greenhouse gas emissions savings.
Interested in becoming a Maine Clean Communities stakeholder? Please submit the stakeholder agreement form for your organization and we will get in touch!
Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission
Greater Portland Metro
Casco Bay Lines
Natural Resource Council of Maine
Maine Standard Biofuels
City of South Portland
Town of Rockland
A Climate to Thrive
University of Maine at Orono
Proulx Oil and Propane
Central Maine Power
Sara Mills-Knapp leads the Maine Clean Communities program and supports members with technical assistance on key sustainability issues.
Sara comes to GPCOG with extensive experience providing technical, financial, and organizational guidance on urban sustainability programs for cities around the globe through her work with the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the C40 Cities Network. She has partnered closely with cities to advance best practices in climate action planning, including data collection and analysis and citizen engagement and governance.