For Immediate Release: March 1, 2022

  • Tammie Bostick, Utah Clean Cities Coalition, 801-580-1922,
  • Ken Brown, Transportation Energy Partners, 202-674-7777,

Utah Clean Cities Joins Nationwide Call for Investment in Clean Fuels and Vehicles at Energy Independence Summit 2022

Coalition’s Local Initiatives Show Promise of Shift to Clean Technologies 

Salt Lake City, Utah — Representatives from the Utah Clean Cities will join clean transportation leaders from across the nation next week in Washington, DC to educate federal policy makers about the need to expand America’s use of advanced, clean fuels: including biofuels; electricity; renewable natural gas; propane autogas; and hydrogen. Tammie Bostick, in addition to being the director of Utah Clean Cities, serves on the Utah Governor’s Motor Vehicle Review board and currently serves as Vice President of Operations for the national board with Transportation Energy Partners. Bostick and key stakeholders will participate in Energy Independence Summit 2022, the nation’s premier clean transportation policy event, with scheduled meetings with Utah delegates from February 28-March 4, 2022.

“Our dedicated efforts over the last 28 years to lessen our dependence on foreign oil through the use of stateside renewable fuels has a new sense of urgency,” stated Tammie Bostick. “Daily we witness extreme political and climate disruptions. We know the necessity of immediate action and strong leadership on behalf of Utah’s energy sector, industry partners, and government officials.” 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are more than 2 million alternative fuel vehicles on the road in the United States and nearly 120,000 alternative fueling stations. In Utah, we have over 900 alternative fueling stations to support over 50,000 advanced fuel vehicles including buses, shuttles, refuse haulers, cement mixers, and utility work trucks. 

“Our mission for clean transportation is more possible today than any other time in history. Utah has one of  the most complete alternative fuel corridors in the nation per capita with renewable natural gas and fast-charging stations. Utah is out in front of the hydrogen movement and we are developing hydrogen production and fueling stations,” declared Bostick. 

Transportation Energy Partners (TEP), the Summit organizer, reports that Summit participants will have the opportunity to interact with top Administration officials, including leaders from the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, Summit participants will take their message about the need for ongoing federal support for alternatives to petroleum-based fuels to more than 250 Congressional offices.

“American industry has demonstrated the ability to produce high performing technology to meet the demand for cleaner fuels and vehicles, and new opportunities created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the new Clean School Bus Program, and other alternative energy and transportation programs are very promising,” stated Alleyn Harned, President of Transportation Energy Partners. “However, we have a long way to go. We need stable and predictable federal investments to enable fleets and technology developers to make sound long-term planning and investment decisions.” 

Utah Clean Cities Coalition engages partners and leaders through a respectful bi-partisan collaboration. These efforts guide and invest in the future of Utah’s transportation and energy infrastructure through key corridor advancements with common sense transitions that support Utah’s prosperity.


About Utah Clean Cities Coalition: Utah Clean Cities Coalition exists to support organizations and fleets in their efforts to contribute to clean air by reducing vehicle emissions. Through the promotion of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and fuel economy strategies, the coalition has worked to ease concerns about volatile gas prices and rising public and environmental health issues. Working closely with the federal and state government, as well as its stakeholders, UCCC leverages its resources to bring funding into Utah to support the development and deployment of alternative fuel infrastructure and vehicles. 

About Transportation Energy Partners: Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) is national non-profit organization that brings Clean Cities coalition leaders together with the clean transportation industry to advance policies that will reduce American dependence on petroleum-based fuels. TEP works closely with and provides educational and policy support to the 75 Clean Cities coalitions and their 20,000 stakeholders that participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program. Since 1993, the Clean Cities coalitions have played a leading role in implementing local programs and projects to deploy alternative fuels, vehicles, and infrastructure. The Clean Cities Coalitions and their stakeholders have displaced more than 13.5 billion gallons of petroleum through the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles, idle reduction technologies, fuel economy, and low-level fuel blends.