GWRCCC November 2020 Newsletter
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Featured Articles
Biden Administration Priorities Underscore Importance of
Clean Cities Initiatives
The Clean Cities program will play a critical role in the deployment of the Biden
Administration’s policy priorities to address the health, economic, equity and
environmental challenges currently facing the United States.
D.C. Department of Public Works Receives Matching Funds for Biodiesel Vehicle Branding
As part of the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) annual Vehicle Branding Program, the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) was one of eight fleets nationally to receive matching funds to share its biodiesel success story with wraps, decals or other vehicle branding efforts.
Technology Integration Tools Offered by the Vehicle Technologies Office
The Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) offers a Technology Integration Program that includes a large collection of helpful tools.
Meet the GWRCCC Interns!
Daryle Watkins
Undergraduate Intern
Daryle Watkins is the fall undergraduate intern for the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition. At GWRCCC, Daryle helps to manage communication and outreach efforts. She is currently a senior at Penn State University studying for her bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Media Studies 

With professional experience in government affairs and community relations, Daryle enjoys using her communication skills to cultivate relationships with stakeholders—while promoting environmental justice. After graduation, she intends to begin a career in public service by working for a government agency in DC. Daryle’s goal is to devote herself to the well being of the public in hopes of building a more equitable and just society.
Rosanna Ren
Graduate Intern
Rosanna Ren is a graduate intern at the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities
Coalition. She joined GWRCCC in June 2020.

At GWRCCC, her work is primarily on transportation electrification policies focusing on underserved communities in the Washington D.C. area. She is interested in how local governments can pursue clean energy and climate action.

She is currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan, pursuing master’s
degrees in Environment and Sustainability, and Urban and Regional Planning. Her
master’s project worked with the City of Ann Arbor to research and design a policy for internal carbon pricing. She is also a Dow Sustainability Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she and other students contributed to a solar energy project with the Bailey Park Neighborhood Development Corporation in Detroit.

Prior to GWRCCC, she worked on policy design and energy efficiency program
evaluation at Rocky Mountain Institute and Guidehouse. She received her
undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in Environmental Science and Environmental Economics.
Industry Updates
Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project
The Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project (MEEP) is
working with school bus manufacturers, Clean Cities coalitions and other partners to provide free electric school
buses for 6-8 week demos in selected school fleets.