National Clean Cities Co-Director
Linda Bluestein has been co-director of Clean Cities since May 2008. She works closely with Clean Cities Director Dennis Smith on day-to-day management of the Clean Cities program at the Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters. Previously, she was the regulatory manager for EPACT fleet requirements at DOE's Office of Vehicle Technologies (VT). She worked on compliance, enforcement, and writing regulations for the State and Fuel Provider fleet regulatory program. She also worked with the national laboratories to evaluate the environmental and energy security benefits of fuels for inclusion under the Alternative Fuel Transportation Program. In addition, Bluestein worked closely with the VT program manager and the Office of the Assistant Secretary on suggesting legislative changes to proposed energy bills.
Before government service, Bluestein consulted VT managers on fuel and vehicle-related programs. In this capacity, she worked with DOE to establish the first National Alternative Fuel Hotline, the Clean Cities Hotline, and worked with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the Alternative Fuels Data Center.