The Clean Cities Blog helps Clean Cities coordinators and stakeholders access information about alternative transportation topics that affect their coalitions around the United States.

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Pete Polubiatko: A Clean Cities Constant Retires

Dec. 8, 2014

A veteran Connecticut coordinator says farewell, leaves an impressive legacy

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Workplace Charging Growing in Popularity and Impact

Dec. 3, 2014

An increasing availability of charging stations has proven advantageous for both employers and their employees.

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Tampa Bay Designated as the Newest Clean Cities Coalition

Nov. 25, 2014

Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition joins nearly 100 other coalitions nationwide in the mission to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

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Vetting Aftermarket Systems and Devices

Nov. 24, 2014

How can I determine whether an alternative fuel conversion system or other aftermarket device claiming to improve fuel economy or reduce emissions has been appropriately certified or verified?

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Revamped Search Tool Serves Up Alternative Vehicle Options Faster

Oct. 30, 2014

The Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Search makes it easier than ever to browse alternative fuel vehicle and hybrid options.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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?

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