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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As Returns from Gas and Diesel Taxes Decline, States Look to Alternative Models

Aug. 12, 2015

What are the alternatives to traditional state fuel taxes?

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EcoCar 3 Teams Amplify Outreach with Clean Cities Collaboration

Aug. 11, 2015

EcoCAR 3 teams across the United States are working together with their local Clean Cities coalitions to host events, develop outreach products, and spread the word about alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.

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Clean Cities and NPS Team Up to Promote Sustainable Transportation

Aug. 6, 2015

Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions nationwide, contributing to climate change that affects national parks. The National Park Service (NPS) and Clean Cities are partnering to encourage visitors and staff to "green their ride" in parks and at home to reduce fuel use and GHG emissions.

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Increase in PEV Purchases Sparks Rise in Workplace Charging

July 24, 2015

The growing number of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) spurs expansion of charging station installations at companies of all sizes.

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Clean Cities TV Hits Big Viewer Milestone

July 24, 2015

With more than 100,000 views, Clean Cities' educational videos are informing and serving the needs of transportation audiences.

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Feeling Pain at the Pump? Factors That Affect Fuel Prices

July 20, 2015

What factors affect fuel prices?

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Ready or Not, Here They Come! Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Commercialization

June 22, 2015

What are the latest updates on hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicle deployment?

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EPA Proposes New Volume Requirements for Renewable Fuel Standard

June 11, 2015

Regulatory agency suggests reducing statutory volumes, citing market constraints and limited cellulosic fuel availability

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Alternative Fueling Station Locator Cruises Past 20,000

June 5, 2015

The Station Locator hit a major milestone of more than 20,000 fueling stations for biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electricity, E85, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, and propane.

A Grand Valley Transit bus preparing to refuel at Grand Junction's CNG station.

CNG Pumped Five Miles to Fuel Grand Junction's Fleets and Buses

May 21, 2015

The city uses compressed natural gas from its wastewater treatment facility for a CNG fueling station in a first-of-its kind project

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