The United States Department of Energy officially recognized the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) as the 51st Clean City organization in the United States on October 18, 1996. In late 2000, GLICCC entered into a joint-operations agreement and became a clean air program at the Long Island Forum for Technology, (LIFT) in Bayshore, NY. In January 2010, GLICCC became an independent organization, and is now located at SUNY Stony Brook’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), in Stony Brook, NY.
GLICCC is dedicated to expanding the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel, thereby improving air quality, facilitating energy independence and encouraging economic growth. GLICCC has worked diligently to help businesses and municipalities make the transition to cleaner burning alternative fuel vehicles to reduce harmful emissions and help Long Island become more compliant with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
We are a Fuel Neutral organization and can provide information and development assistance with all alternative fuels including LPG, CNG, electricity, methanol, ethanol, HEV and biodiesel. GLICCC is one of the most effective tools that Long Island fleet owners have in the implementation of an alternative fuel fleet of vehicles in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Since 1996, GLICCC has worked collaboratively with government and private fleets to develop and increase usage of alternative fuels through the funding of alternative fuel vehicle purchases and the construction of alternative fuel infrastructure. GLICCC has secured 10 million dollars in grant funding from the U.S. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program and over 14 million from the US Department of Energy American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). These dollars have been used for AFV deployment, refueling stations, education and awareness programs in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
GLICCC Five Year Plan, 2014 to 2019 (pdf)
Over the next five years, the stakeholders of the Long Island Coalition will work to implement ram plan by purchasing AFVs, converting existing vehicles to alternative fuel, developing alternative fuel infrastructure, committing to use alternative fuels, implementing education programs, advocating for legislative changes and incentives and fostering a community desire to achieve a high quality of life for Long Island.
Chairman: Dominick A. Longobardi
Vice-Chairman: Russell Barnett
Treasurer: Richard Locke
Secretary: Sheree Jeanes
Program Coordinator: Rita D. Ebert
Board of Directors 2014-2016
President: Dominick Longobardi, GLICCC
Coalition Program Coordinator: Rita Ebert, GLICCC