Clean Cities Goals and Accomplishments
Clean Cities' primary goal is to cut petroleum use in the United States by 2.5 billion gallons per year by 2020. To achieve this goal, Clean Cities employs three strategies:
- Replace petroleum with alternative and renewable fuels
- Reduce petroleum consumption through smarter driving practices and fuel economy improvements
- Eliminate petroleum use through idle reduction and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.
Clean Cities coalitions and stakeholders have saved more than 5 billion gallons of petroleum since the program's inception in 1993. Clean Cities efforts have helped deploy thousands of alternative fuel vehicles and the fueling stations needed to serve them, aided in the elimination of millions of hours of vehicle idling, and helped accelerate the entry of electric-drive vehicles into the marketplace.
Since its inception in 1993, Clean Cities has eliminated the need for more than 5 billion gallons* of petroleum through alternative fuel use, fuel economy improvements, idle-reduction measures, and other strategies. Source: Clean Cities annual metrics reports
Since 1993, Clean Cities has funded more than 500 transportation projects nationwide through a competitive application process. Clean Cities has distributed $377 million in project awards, which have leveraged an additional $740 million in matching funds and in-kind contributions from other organizations in the public and private sectors.
Learn more about Clean Cities' strategies and goals in the five-year strategic plan.
National Award Recipients
The U.S. Department of Energy recognizes the accomplishments of Clean Cities coalitions and stakeholders through the Clean Cities Hall of Fame.