The Clean Cities Program is a grassroots initiative by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that supports local decision-making to achieve the goal of reducing the nation's vehicular petroleum consumption in ways that will also yield economic, environmental and energy security benefits. Petroleum displacement strategies utilize public/private partnerships to increase market penetration for technology areas like alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), fuel economy, idle reduction, hybrid vehicles and fuel blends. Clean Cities is embodied by a network of Clean Cities Coalitions, consisting of regional groups of stakeholders who collaborate on joint projects and public policy. Designated Clean Cities Coalitions have access to a number of DOE resources and are eligible to compete for federal funding to aide in project implementation. Nationwide, 80 Clean Cities Coalitions have formed involving the participation of over 4,800 stakeholders that currently contribute to annual fuel savings of approximately 240 million gallons of gasoline.
Clean Cities Coalitions in New York State