About Us

Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) is a 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 policy support to the nearly 90 Clean Cities coalitions and their 15,000 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 8.5 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.

Since 2006, TEP has convened annual Energy Independence Summits where the nation’s Clean Cities leaders travel to Washington, DC to educate federal policy makers about the benefits of the Clean Cities program and the need for additional tools and resources to overcome barriers to the widespread use of clean vehicles and fuels. As a result of our efforts, Congress has significantly increased the level of funding for the deployment of clean vehicles, fuels and infrastructure.

TEP is not affiliated with the Department of Energy.


Board of Directors


Sam Spofforth / President / Clean Fuels Ohio


Phillip Wiedmeyer / Vice President / Alabama Clean Fuel Coalition


Lee Grannis / Treasurer / Greater New Haven Clean Cities


Kimberly Taylor / Secretary / Calstart


Tony Bandiero / Director / Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation


Richard E. Battersby / Director / East Bay Clean Cities (CA)


Colleen Crowninshield / Director / Tucson Clean Cities (AZ)


Karen Coble-Edwards / Director / National Biodiesel Board


Alleyn Harned / Director / Virginia Clean Cities


Carl Lisek / Director / South Shore Clean Cities (IN)


Claude Masters / Director / Past President NAFA Fleet Management Association


TEP Consultant:
Ken Brown / Senior Advisor for Government Affairs



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