The Clean Cities Blog helps Clean Cities coordinators and stakeholders access information about alternative transportation topics that affect their coalitions around the United States.
Reducing Petroleum, One Billion Gallons at a Time
Oct. 24, 2014
Clean Cities hit a major milestone in 2013, reducing petroleum consumption by more than 1 billion gallons in a single year.
Federal Plug-In Vehicle Tax Credit Phase-Out
Oct. 21, 2014
How does the federal plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) tax credit phase-out work, and has it begun for any vehicle manufacturers? What is the status of other federal alternative fuel tax credits?
Propane-Powered Buses Cut Costs, Green School Fleets
Oct. 7, 2014
Case study evaluates the environmental and economic benefits and costs of switching to propane school buses
Be Prepared with Alternative Fuels
Sept. 26, 2014
Find out how states are beginning to incorporate alternative fuels into energy assurance strategies to protect and improve the resiliency of infrastructure in the face of disasters.
EPAct State and Alternative Fuel Provider Credit Allocations Update
Sept. 18, 2014
What are the new credit allocations that were established under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)'s Alternative Fuel Transportation Program earlier this year?
Filling Up a CNG Vehicle Tank
Sept. 11, 2014
What makes fueling with natural gas different from gasoline?
AFDC Station Locator Fuel-Specific Fields
Aug. 20, 2014
What fuel-specific information is available through the Alternative Fuels Data Center's (AFDC) Station Locator website?
AFDC Enhancement Makes Finding Applicable Laws and Incentives Easier
July 14, 2014
There are hundreds of laws, incentives, and programs directly related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, and air quality. The newly enhanced Laws and Incentives page on the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) website now makes it easier to find the handful that are applicable to you, your program, and your stakeholders.
I-75 Project Brings Biofuels to one of the Nation’s Longest Highways
July 9, 2014
With the launch of the I-75 Clean Fuels Corridor, drivers in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida can fill up their vehicles at stations in the world's longest biofuels corridor. Supported by a 2009 award from the Energy Department's Clean Cities program, the 1,786 mile route includes 26 retail stations selling E85 (an ethanol blend up to 85% that can be used in flexible-fuel vehicles) and 9 stations selling B20 (a 20% biodiesel blend that can be used in diesel vehicles).
Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2
June 24, 2014
For the last three years, teams from 15 colleges across North America have been putting the pedal to the metal designing, building and refining an energy-efficient, consumer-ready alternative fuel vehicle as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) EcoCAR 2 competition. In June, The Ohio State University was crowned the winner of EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future.