The national network of Clean Cities coalitions is celebrating 25 years of success in shaping the transportation system of the future. Nearly 100 coalitions nationwide forge local partnerships among public and private sector stakeholders to bolster our nation’s energy and economic security by championing affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. The U.S. Department of Energy designated the first Clean Cities coalition in 1993, and the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition has been a key contributor in Connecticut since its founding in 1995.
Through a combination of projects focused on increasing vehicle efficiency, shifting to domestic energy sources, and offering consumers additional transportation choices, Clean Cities coalitions have achieved a cumulative impact in energy use equal to nearly 8 billion gasoline gallon equivalents and avoided more than 42 million tons of emissions. GNHCCC and our stakeholders have led the charge in New Haven county, resulting in an energy impact of 3.4 million gasoline gallon equivalents in 2017 alone.
After a quarter century, the mission of the Clean Cities coalitions is as relevant as ever. Coalitions are leaders in connecting fleets with the information, tools, contacts, and technical expertise they need to understand what alternative fuel vehicles, fueling infrastructure, new mobility solutions, and transportation technologies may be right for them.
Learn more about the Clean Cities coalition history and work to strengthen our nation’s energy, environmental, and economic security in the interactive map below.
Watch MotorWeek videos on the Clean Cities YouTube channel to hear from coalition partners, and discover some of their most impactful transportation projects over the years.
See how coalitions and their partners forge positive community change that adds up to make a big difference in the Clean Cities Coalition Accomplishments infographic.