Through its numerous programs and projects across the state, the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition (KCFC) says it has displaced approximately 20 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 160,800 tons.
According to the coalition, these reductions are, in large part, due to the extensive work of member fleets in the Green Fleets of the Bluegrass Program.
KCFC hosted the sixth annual Green Fleets of the Bluegrass Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 12, in Frankfort, Ky., boasting the participation of 37 fleets.
The group says the combined sustainability efforts in 2016 of the participating fleets led to a reduction of gallons of gasoline used by over 11.1 million GGEs and a reduction in greenhouse gas emitted by over 48,000 tons.
Green Fleets of the Bluegrass aims to improve the environmental performance of vehicle fleets across Kentucky by reducing petroleum fuel use. Green Fleets of the Bluegrass is a voluntary recognition program of the KCFC.
The participating fleets in 2016 reduced petroleum use through operating alternative fuel vehicles, preforming preventative maintenance, and focusing on anti-idling and efficient driving practices.
The coalition recognized several fleets with leadership awards, including the City of Somerset with the Greenest Third Class Municipal Government Fleet award, the Crittenden County Board of Education with the Greenest Public School Fleet award, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government with the Greenest First Class Municipal Government Fleet award.
Click here for the full list of awardees.