Working to Reduce Petroleum Consumption in the Transportation Sector
The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program is to advance the economic, environmental and energy security of the U.S. by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to reduced petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.
The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VTCCC) was designated as a Clean Cities Coalition by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2001. Past and present stakeholders are numerous and diverse, consisting of both individuals and organizations. VTCCC activities have included maintaining information and databases, writing grant proposals, creating public awareness and interacting within the national network of Clean Cities programs.
Originally housed at the Snelling Center for Government, the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition found its permanent home at the UVM Transportation Research Center on July 1st, 2007. Since 2007, the coalition has helped with many events and provided resources to Vermont fleets looking to utilize alternative fuels.
The VTCCC is primarily funded through federal grants through the national Clean Cities program as well as, in-kind support from the UVM TRC. Over the years VTCCC has received grants from various governmental and non-governmental entities throughout the state of Vermont including the High Meadows Fund and the Public Service Department.
Vermont Clean Cities Annual Report
Each year VTCCC collects data on petroleum reduction activities of fleets across the state and compiles this information into an annual report. The efforts of nearly 30 fleets and organizations has decreased the state’s use of petroleum by 704,234 gallons and greenhouse gas emissions by 3,339 tons. To view the VTCCC 2015 Transportation Technology Deployment Summary Report, click here.
For information on what Clean Cities is doing nationally, visit https://cleancities.energy.gov/