The National Clean Cities Program is a voluntary government and industry partnership coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy. The program is designed to achieve a cleaner environment in major U.S. cities, reduce dependence on imported oil, and stimulate local economies by increasing the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.
Over the past 15 years, the Clean Cities Coalitions have displaced more than 2.4 billion gallons of petroleum. The goal of Clean Cities is to expand and stimulate alternative fuel and advanced vehicle markets to reduce annual petroleum consumption in the United States by 2.5 billion gallons by 2020. Clean Cities is focusing on three primary methods to achieve this goal:
• Replacement: Replace petroleum used in the transportation sector with alternative and renewable fuels.
• Reduction: Reduce petroleum use by promoting smarter driving practices, idle reduction, fuel-efficient vehicles, and advanced technologies.
• Elimination: Eliminating petroleum use by encouraging greater use of mass transit systems, trip-elimination measures, and congestion mitigation.
Click on the image above to find more information about coalitions throughout the nation.
What Is Clean Cities(.pdf)
Clean Cities Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments (.pdf)
Clean Cities Tools (move to national program)