The Capital District Clean Communities Coalition was established in 1999 to advance the Capital Region’s economic, environmental, and energy security by promoting the use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and policies that reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. The Capital District Transportation Committee, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Capital Region, manages the coalition as part of their staff’s tasks. The Capital Region provides substantial opportunities for the expansion of the alternative fuel marketplace, through the large state and private vehicle fleets that operate in the area. CDCC members think outsode the barrell by committing to reducing their petroleum use, promoting alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies, and advocating for idle reduction policies.

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Capital District Clean Communities Visits Mulhern Gas Co.

Capital District Clean Communities recently visited Mulhern Gas Co. in Hudson New York to learn more about the benefits of using propane autogas as a transportation fuel. We spoke with owner Rick Cummings who chose to start transitioning the company’s medium-duty service trucks to bi-fuel propane autogas because of the cost savings and environmental benefits. We also heard from Frank Jung, owner of Precision Autogas who specializes in propane bi-fuel vehicle conversions and does most of the work on the Mulhern Gas Co. fleet. Check out the video below to learn more about propane autogas from Rick and Frank!