A colorful mural on a wall at Vehicle Fleet Services that reads Clean Energy

Clean Energy and Renewable Propane Ribbon Cutting

We are excited to announce that the City of Raleigh is moving a portion of its fleet to run on renewable propane. Nearly half of the City’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from transportation, and reducing vehicle emissions is a critical part of our climate action strategy. Raleigh is mapping out a “clean transportation” future that involves transitioning from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives like electric vehicles and renewable propane.

We invited the public to celebrate this significant step in achieving the City’s Community Climate Action Plan during a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at the Westinghouse Road fueling station. Josh Powell, a Producer for CW22 TV put together this video with highlights from the event. 

Raleigh's Clean Energy and Renewable Propane Ribbon Cutting Event

This event was a excellent opportunity for us to highlight some of the vehicles that use renewable propane and the other electric and clean energy vehicles in our fleet. 

Vehicle Fleet Services, the Office of Sustainability, and Raleigh Arts also recently unveiled a “Clean Energy Mural” to raise awareness about our clean energy transition. This mural was also highlighted at the event, and the artist was there to talk about his work. 

The Propane Education & Research CouncilBlossman Gas & Appliance, Southeast Propane Alliance (SEPA)and Triangle Clean Cities helped sponsor the celebration. 

For more information:

Fun Facts about Renewable Propane

Carbon Intensity (CI) is the amount of carbon by weight emitted per unit of energy consumed.

  • Traditional gas has a CI score of 86, whereas renewable propane has a CI score of 14-28.
  • Renewable propane is made from plant and vegetable oils, animal fats, or used cooking oil. 
  • When used as a transportation fuel, renewable propane can produce a negative CI value.
  • Renewable propane averages $1.35 lower per gallon than gasoline.

Learn more about renewable propane, visit the Propane Education and Education Research Council webpage. 




Fleet Operations Manager
Rick D. Longobart

Sr. Sustainability Manager
Megan Anderson

Lead Department:
Engineering ServicesSustainabilityParks, Recreation and Cultural Resources