Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Recognized as Leader in Fleet Sustainability

The Kentucky Department Green Fleetsof Environmental Protection (DEP) has been recognized by the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition’s (KCFC) Green Fleets of the Bluegrass Program.  DEP received the leadership award at KCFC’s annual meeting on March 23, 2015 in Louisville.

In 2014, the Department added two hybrid vehicles to the fleet, bringing the hybrid fleet total to 27.  In 2011, the average fuel economy for DEP was 17 MPG. DEP’s average fleet fuel economy now stands at 20 MPG with the goal of 25.5 MPG by the year 2025.

DEP’s fleet efficiency standards are part of the 2007 Governor’s Energy Plan which calls for a 50 percent improvement in fuel economy by 2025.  All of these efforts add up to substantial savings and significant benefits for the environment.

Green Fleets is a voluntary recognition program that aims to improve the environmental performance of vehicle fleets across Kentucky by reducing petroleum fuel use.  The Department has been a member of Green Fleets since 2011 and now holds the highest fleet rating.  As a Green Fleets member, DEP strategically manages its fleet to maximize use of the most fuel efficient vehicles and retiring older, less efficient models whenever possible.