Workshop archive

Vehicle Fleets in the Clean Energy Economy:
Reducing Costs and Diversifying Fuel Sources

Friday, February 5, 2010 | Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Archive of presentations and materials from the workshop

Presentations | Contact info | Reference materials | Photo gallery

Fleets workshop

David Hill, center, of EnCana Oil and Gas, discusses natural gas fuels for vehicles such as this pickup truck, with workshop participants.
Photo by Mike Ogburn


Practical Steps to Petroleum Reduction
Michael Ogburn, CLEER/G-NECI
High resolution 5.2 MB | Low resolution 1.6 MB

News coverage
of the workshop

Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Feb. 6, 2010
Vehicle fleet managers
gain "green" tips

Glenwood Springs Post Independent photo

Scott Saffian, representing Coulomb Technologies, explains the new ChargePoint Network technology in a charging station for plug- in vehicles to Heather McGregor, communications director of Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), during Friday’s seminar in
Glenwood Springs.

Photo by Kelley Cox


Government Fleet Evolution
Art Hale, Colorado State Fleet Manager
High resolution 4.5 MB
Low resolution 1.3 MB

Proven technology - Proven Savings
Michael Ogburn, CLEER/G-NECI
High resolution 10.4 MB
Low resolution 1.8 MB

Colorado State Government Leading By Example
Jim Schrack, Governor's Energy Office, Greening Government Program
High resolution 3.2 MB
Low resolution 504 KB

Clean Cities Web-based Tools and Resources
Natalia Swalnick, Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition
High resolution 6.2 MB
Low resolution 1.4 MB
One-page website list

Fleet Planning and Policies
Michael Ogburn, CLEER/G-NECI
High resolution 1.2 MB
Low resolution 610 KB

Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles
David Hill, EnCana Oil and Gas USA
High resolution 2.9 MB

State Tax Credits and Rebates for Alternative Fuel and Hybrid Vehicles
John Doty, Colorado Department of Revenue
Colorado forms:
Alternative Fuel Rebate > General 20 (for nonprofit and government)
Alternative Fuel Income Tax Credit > Income 9 (for business and individuals)

The Financial Case for Petroleum Reduction
Michael Ogburn, CLEER/G-NECI
High resolution 4.4 MB | Low resolution 1.3 MB

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Mike Ogburn, Clean Vehicle Technologies, CLEER
mikeogburn<at>, 720-891-3463

Art Hale, Colorado State Fleet Manager
Colorado Division of Central Services, Fleet Management
Art.Hale<at>, 303-866-5531

Jim Schrack, Greening Government program manager
Governor's Energy Office
jim.schrack<at>, (303) 866-3451

Natalia Swalnick, Clean Cities manager
American Lung Association in Colorado
nswalnick<at>, 303-847-0271

Wes Biggers, owner
FuelTek Conversion Corp.
wbiggers<at>, (720) 941-2791

Keith Ikeda, Chief
Basalt Police Department
keith.ikeda<at>, 970-927-4316

Kenny Osier, Maintenance Director
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
kosier<at>, 970-384-4959

David Hill, Vice President
Natural Gas Economy Operations, EnCana Oil and Gas USA
David.Hill<at>, 303-810-7666

John Doty, Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Hybrids Taxes and Rebates manager
Colorado Department of Revenue
jdoty<at>, 303-205-8211


Mike Sos, owner
Alpine Tire
info<at>, 970-945-6662

Shae Singer, co-owner
Aspen Electric Cars
shae<at>, 970-948-7423

Don Gerbaz, sales
Berthod Motors GMC
dgerbaz<at>, 970-945-7466

Chet Garling, sales
Bighorn Toyota
chet<at>, 970-945-6544

Scott Saffian, Senior Vice President of Sales
Coulomb Technologies
scott<at>, 408-370-3802 ext. 118

Bruce Klein, Fleet Sales Manager
Glenwood Springs Ford
fleet<at>, 970-384-7826

Sheble McConnellogue, Executive Director
Northern Colorado Clean Cities
shebles<at>, 970-302-0914

Wayne Clark
Rocky Mountain C Stores (E85)
wayne<at>, 970-260-1822

Tobey Williams
Rocky Mountain C Stores (E85)
tobey <at>, 970-462-6275

Jeremy Griebel
Layton Truck Equipment Co.
jgriebel<at>, 303-519-8113
CNG conversions by Layton available for shipment
anywhere in the United States
Layton CNG Overview
Layton GM conversions | Layton Ford conversions

Kirk Swallow, owner
Swallow Oil (CNG)
kirkswallow<at>, 970-625-1467

Mike Fattor, owner
Western Petroleum

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Greening Denver's Fleet

Greening Denver's Fleet
Denver Public Works, Fleet Division

(PowerPoint presentation in PDF form)
41 pages, 1.2 MB

ICLEI Sustainable Transportation Options

Sustainable Transportation Options for Protecting the Climate
ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability USA

24 pgs, 213 KB

NEV Transportation Plan, Lincoln, Calif.

NEV Transportation Plan
City of Lincoln, California

55 pgs, 9.8 MB
(caution, very large file size)

Lincoln, Calif.: A NEV-Friendly Community

City of Lincoln NEV web page

Lincoln News Messenger, Sept. 14, 2009
Lincoln's NEV plan paves way for green transportation

Oakville Sustainable Green Fleet Guide

Sustainable Green Fleet Guide
Oakville, Ontario

24 pgs, 2 MB

San Jose Green Fleet Policy

Green Fleet Policy
City of San Jose, California

9 pgs, 119 KB

A Clean and Green Fleet, Seattle, Wash.

A Clean and Green Fleet
City of Seattle, Washington

10 pgs, 238 KB

Eagle County case study

Transportation Case Study:
How Eagle County cut fleet costs and fuel consumption

2 pgs, 53 KB

ICLEI Green Fleet Policy

Green Your Fleet: How to adopt a comprehensive green fleet policy
ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability USA

2 pgs, 111 KB


Fleet Policy
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

1 pg, 66 KB


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In this section

Reducing fuel consumption cuts carbon emissions and saves money. These pages offer proven means to reduce fuel consumption in government fleets.

Carrying out recommended actions

Real-world examples of fleet efficiency:

EXAMPLE 1: Use electric or smaller gas-powered service trucks

EXAMPLE 2: Purchase efficient tires for passenger vehicles

EXAMPLE 3: Purchase hybrid passenger vehicles


Example green fleets policies


Transportation Case Studies

How Eagle County cut fleet costs and fuel consumption

Nitrogen is nifty for holding tire pressure

Compressed Natural Gas: Hatching the egg on the
Western Slope

Retrofitted school buses save fuel, electricity, time, emissions

Vehicle Fleets Workshop

Workshop hosted by

Garfield NECI


Workshop sponsored by

EnCana Oil and Gas

Governor's Energy Office

Department of Local Affairs

City of Glenwood Springs

Berthod Motors

Glenwood Springs Ford

Aspen Electric Cars

Coulomb Technologies