About Us

Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) is an independent, national non-profit policy and education organization that works toward American energy independence by creating and implementing a national fuel and technology neutral strategy to advance clean vehicle goals and policies.
To meet its mission, since 1999, TEP has worked closely with and continues to provide policy support to the nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions and their 10,400 stakeholders that are part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities program.

TEP is not affiliated with the Department of Energy.

Since 2006, TEP annually convenes an Energy Independence Summit. During the Summits, the nation’s Clean Cities leaders and industry stakeholders meet in 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.


Transportation Energy Partners

    • Develops and executes a strategic action plan, including priorities and message points
    • Mobilizes Clean Cities stakeholders and others into one powerful grassroots voice.
    • Convenes industry stakeholders to deliver messages to key decision-makers, driving policies to accelerate the use of clean fuels and advanced technology vehicles.


TEP Succeeds by

    • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the nation’s nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions located in 46 states and transportation industry representatives.
    • Forming effective working groups among the 10,400 Clean Cities stakeholders nationwide to reach specific goals.
    • Having extensive expertise in clean vehicles technologies, programs, issues and policies.
    • Convening the annual Energy Independence Summit in Washington, D.C.
    • Using the combined experience of the TEP network in developing and implementing clean vehicle projects.


Board of Directors


Sam Spofforth

Clean Fuels Ohio

Vice President



Phillip Wiedmeyer


Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition



Lee Grannis

Greater New Haven Clean Cities (CT)



Kimberly Taylor




                • Tony Bandiero / Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition
                • Richard E. Battersby / East Bay Clean Cities (CA)
                • Karen Coble-Edwards / National Biodiesel Board
                • Colleen Crowninshield / Tucson Clean Cities (AZ)
                • Alleyn Harned, / Virginia Clean Cities
                • Carl Lisek / South Shore Clean Cities (IN)
                • Robin Erickson / Utah Clean Cities
                • Claude Masters / Past President NAFA Fleet Management Association



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Be a part of the movement and participate in building a better future for our country! Join TEP and stand up for the values that make our country great.