The Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition recently recognized leaders in the region's clean transportation sector during its 2013 Biennial Awards Breakfast, co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, Piaggio Group Americas Inc. and Enterprise Fleet Management.
Debbie Griner, environmental resources project supervisor for Miami-Dade County's Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, was named Champion for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Alternative Fuels for her work in assisting numerous stakeholders with alt-fuel projects. In particular, she has worked with seaport, public transit and public works departments to identify and secure funding for various initiatives.
Waste Management Inc. of Florida was recognized as the region's Alternative Fuel Fleet Leader for 2013, acknowledging its efforts to transition refuse trucks to compressed natural gas (CNG). The company has deployed 75 CNG vehicles in the area, as well as opened a CNG refueling facility in Pompano Beach.
A pair of companies, Wise Gas and Car Charging Group Inc., received accolades as Alternative Fuel Station Leader awardees. Wise Gas open its second CNG station in the region last year, and Car Charging Group has installed more than 150 electric vehicle chargers in the area over the last two years.
Also, Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) received the 2013 Community Involvement Leader award for its work related to informing its wide customer base about alternative fuels.