As part of the Department of Energy’s national network of Clean Cities organizations, Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance (LSCF) works with organizations and businesses to increase the adoption of cleaner vehicle fuels, energy efficient vehicles & systems and advanced vehicle technologies. LSCF provides education, promotes peer and industry cross-collaboration; informs on funding and project opportunities; and assists fleets in identifying and overcoming barriers to deployment of these fuels and technologies.
LSCF has grown along with vehicle technologies and the demand for these technologies. In 1994, Austin Clean Cities was the 6th coalition to join the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program and first to join located in an area in attainment of the EPA’s standards for air quality. In 2000, Austin Clean Cities became Central Texas Clean Cities, having expanded to cover Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties. In 2012, the coalition reorganized into a DOE-recognized, membership-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition known as Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance. While LSCF receives funding from the DOE for Clean Cities work, grant & contract work and member dues & sponsorship provide additional funding streams.