About Us

Who We Are

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC) serves as the principal coordinating point for clean, transportation alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle activities in Alabama. The Clean Cities program was established in 1993 by the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate voluntary public/private partnerships around the country to create viable markets for clean, alternative fuel vehicles. ACFC was incorporated in 2002 as an Alabama 501c3 non-profit. We received our designation as a designated Clean Cities coalition in 2009 and was re-designated in 2014.

Today a national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.

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What We Do

ACFC's objectives are:

  • To reduce our dependence on foreign petroleum.

  • To expand the market for alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

  • To improve air quality on Alabama thru increasing the use of cleaner alternative fuels.

  • To create economic development (jobs) in Alabama.

ACFC strives to do four things well!

  • 1.

    Be a clearinghouse for information about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles

  • 2.

    Receive and provide grants for alternative fuel infrastructure projects.

  • 3.

    Conduct public education and outreach.

  • 4.

    Work on State and National Alternative Fuel/Vehicle Policy.

Questions?

We will be happy to discuss our objectives and strategic outlook with you.  Just contact us to discuss or set up an appointment.

27 Years of

Transportation Progress

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), Clean Cities coalitions foster the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy-efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.

Since beginning in 1993, Clean Cities coalitions have achieved a cumulative impact in energy use equal to nearly 10 billion gasoline gallon equivalents through the implementation of diverse transportation projects.

The national network of Clean Cities coalitions, like the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, is creating significant and lasting change by building partnerships from coast to coast to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.

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Meet Our

Board Of Directors

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Phillip Wiedmeyer

Chairman
Executive Director, Applied Research Center of Alabama

Phillip Wiedmeyer serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and provides his services to the organization without compensation. Phillip devotes approximately 30-40% of his time to ACFC activities. Phillip is one of the original founders of ACFC in 2002 and has provided leadership and direction for the organization since that time. He is retired from Alabama Power Company where he held numerous positions involved in the design, construction, and licensing of power plants and involving external/governmental relations, including serving for more than five years as the company's representative in Washington, D.C. He also held the positions of Assistant to the President and Vice President of Economic Development for the company.

He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Applied Research Center of Alabama, a non-profit organization that is involved in public policy issues impacting the growth and economic development of Alabama and its business climate.

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Michael Staley

President

Michael Staley, a longtime chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, joined the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition as the organization’s President in July 2020. Staley brings over seventeen years of experience working alongside leaders in Alabama and Washington, D.C. political, business, and government circles.

Staley previously served as a longtime Chief of Staff in the congressional office of retired U.S. Representative Spencer Bachus, as Special Assistant to President Judy Bonner at the University of Alabama, and as Senior Policy Adviser at Birmingham law firm Waller Landsen Dortch & Davis. He continues working with clients as a lobbyist and consultant through Chain Link Solutions, a company he started in 2016. A UAB School of Business graduate, Staley resides in Hoover with his wife Kate and son Ryan and is an avid road cyclist.

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Bob Strickland

Vice-president

Bob Strickland retired from Alagasco after 32 years of service to become Cynergy Fuel's Director of Marketing until February of 2015. Bob currently serves as a service provider for Spire, a Laclede company. While with Alagasco, Bob was on the NGVAmerica Board of Directors and on the Drive Natural Gas Initiative Steering Committee formed by America's Natural Gas Alliance and the American Gas Association. Bob also served on various OEM Vehicle, Infrastructure, Marketing and Education, and Legislative committees, and he started up and chaired the eleven state Southeastern NGV Corridor Committee. He currently serves as Vice-president of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition and is on Alabama Natural Gas Association's NGV Committee.

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Charles Ball

Executive Director, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham coordinates regional and community-level planning and economic development activities for the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area. The RPCGB serves six counties, 84 cities, and over one million residents.

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Cedric Daniels

Product Manager, Electric Transportation, Alabama Power Company

Alabama Power provides unmatched service to its customers at rates below the national average. Alabama Power provides a valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply, and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses, and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama. To operate successfully, Alabama Power balances the earnings interests of our shareholders and the rates and reliability interests of our customers with our commitment to meet or exceed all government regulations and remain a positive corporate citizen. Alabama Power advocates alternative fueling including electric transportation technologies. Alabama Power wants our customers to receive economic, environmental, energy diversity, and efficiency benefits that come with using alternative fueling including electric transportation for residential, commercial, and industrial needs.

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Tommy Hobbs

Assistant Dean of Workforce Development, Lawson State Community College

Mr. Hobbs is the Assistant Dean of Workforce Development at Lawson State. In this capacity, he oversees all non-credit related training and works with faculty and staff to promote and host a variety of special activities in support of local business and industry. Mr. Hobbs has been at the college since 2001.

Lawson State is a comprehensive, multi-campus college which seeks to provide educational opportunities, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life for people in its service area. The College is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible learning opportunities in order to prepare students for employment or career advancement, enable students to transfer to senior universities, and provide customized training for business and industry

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Help guide the decisions that will impact economic development and air quality in Alabama.

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Our Office

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
200 Century Park South
Suite 112
Birmingham, AL 35244

  • 205-402-2755

  • 205-402-9907

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