U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities


Find the latest news about the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program and alternative transportation technologies.

July 16, 2014

$4.5 M in Funding Available for Alternative Fuel Market Readiness

The Energy Department announced up to $4.5 million to expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles through the Clean Cities program, including plug-in electric, natural gas, propane, and flexible fuel vehicles. More

July 2, 2014

New York Unveils First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Statewide Plan

New York's Albany International Airport has six new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are part of a planned network of up to 3,000 EV stations slated for various public and workplace locations across New York State.  More

June 18, 2014

Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2

The Ohio State University was crowned the winner of EcoCAR 2, a three-year competition among 15 North American colleges.  More

May 7, 2014

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Zero-Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles

The Energy Department announced up to $10 million to demonstrate and deploy innovative alternate transportation technologies for cargo vehicles.  More

April 30, 2014

EcoCAR 3 Competition Launches for University Teams

The Energy Department and General Motors Co. announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 3 competition, during which students will work to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of Chevrolet Camaros .  More

April 30, 2014

Louisiana Company Switches to CNG, Helps Transform Local Fuel Supplies

A Shreveport, Louisiana, company is switching to compressed natural gas, a locally-produced, cleaner source of fuel and helping other distribution fleets do the same.  More

April 9, 2014

Volvo Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department recognized Volvo Group North America for its leadership in energy efficiency at the New River Valley assembly plant near Roanoke, Virginia.  More

March 26, 2014

National Parks Roll on With Alternative Fuels

The Energy Department’s Clean Cities program and the National Park Service announced new projects at nine parks that deploy alternative-fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles on the road, cut vehicle idling, and improve vehicle efficiency. More

March 21, 2014

Sea-Tac Airport Unveils Clean Electrification Project

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), along with partners Alaska Airlines and the Energy Department's Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition, announced a new project providing nearly 600 electric charging stations throughout the airport for ground support equipment. More

March 12, 2014

Clean Energy Highlights from the President's 2015 Budget Proposal

President Obama’s $27.9 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget request for the Energy Department represents a 2.6% increase above the FY 2014 enacted level, and includes support for EERE and clean energy technologies.  More

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