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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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North Florida Designated as the Newest Clean Cities Coalition

May 16, 2016

North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition joins nearly 100 other coalitions nationwide in the mission to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

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How Much Do Electric Cars Pollute? Report Says When and Where You Plug In Matters

May 2, 2016

A new study suggests reducing fossil fuel use in the electricity sector and encouraging workplace charging are two important factors in achieving the greatest electric vehicle (EV) emissions reduction.

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Exactly How Big is Class 8? Understanding Vehicle Classifications

April 20, 2016

What are the various vehicle weight classes and why do they matter?

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Vehicle Energy Data Resources Help Inform Local Leaders

April 18, 2016

Establishing transportation policies to lower cities' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is now simpler, thanks to new city-specific data and tools now available online.

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It's Tax Time! Understanding Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits

March 21, 2016

Recent federal tax incentive extensions and changes impact alternative fuel and infrastructure tax credits.

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From Pump to Plug: Measuring the Public's Attitude about Plug-In Electric Vehicles

March 10, 2016

New report seeks to answer what consumers really think about PEVs and what is still needed to overcome widespread barriers to adoption.

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New Find-a-Car App Brings Fuel Economy Right to Your Phone

Feb. 22, 2016

Tool puts information about fuel economy, manufacturer's suggested retail price, annual fuel cost, greenhouse gas emissions score, and other details at your fingertips.

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Say What? 10 Clean Cities Acronyms You Should Know

Feb. 18, 2016

Clean Cities uses a lot of acronyms. What are the most important ones to understand?

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2016 Vehicle Buyer's Guide Now Available

Feb. 11, 2016

Annual guide helps you compare and evaluate alternative fuel vehicles to make sound purchasing decisions

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State Legislators Were Busy in 2015: Laws and Incentives Year in Review

Jan. 20, 2016

What types of incentives and laws did state legislators and others enact in 2015?

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