FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What is Clean Cities?
Clean Cities is a Department of Energy sponsored program designed to reduce our nationís petroleum consumption by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles. Clean Cities has expanded to include fuel blends, hybrids, fuel economy and idle reduction.
What are alternative fuels and what are the benefits?
Alternatives to gasoline and diesel include Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Ethanol (E85), Methanol, Hydrogen, Battery-Electric power, Biodiesel, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or Propane). In addition to reducing our nationís dependence on imported petroleum and improving energy security, alternative fuels are less polluting. Other technologies such as Hybrid Electric (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) vehicles are encouraged but not recognized as alternative fuels.
How does Clean Cities work?
Clean Cities mobilizes local stakeholders in government and industry. In approximately 90 coalitions nationwide, Clean Cities draws local stakeholders from the public and private sectors. Clean Cities coalitions provide a forum for members to leverage their resources, develop joint projects, collaborate on public policy issues, and promote Alternative Fueled Vehicles (AFVís) in their communities.
What is the focus of East Bay Clean Cities
The East Bay Clean Cities Coalition works with stakeholders and local fleets to help implement AFVís. This includes information on vehicles, funding, economics, technical aspects, training, fueling and safety. EBCCC is a non-profit 501c3 organization.
Why should I become a member in the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (EBCCC)?
Members have additional funding opportunities, access to valuable information and resources and opportunities for national public exposure. EBCCC also provides opportunities for networking and partnerships, two keys to successful AFV programs. Additionally, EBCCC offers industry vendors opportunities to meet and talk to purchasers of AFV products and services.
What are the goals of Clean Cities?
To reduce our nationís dependence on imported petroleum and help clean up the air. The Program emphasizes applications in ďniche markets.Ē Examples include refuse and recycling trucks, freight and package delivery trucks, transit and school buses, airport taxis and shuttle buses.
Where do I get more information?
Try the "About Us" webpage found on this website or email specific queries directly to an East Bay Clean Cities staff member. You may also subscribe to East Bay Clean Cities e-bulletins, itís free! For national Clean Cities information try the Clean Cities hotline at 1-800-CCITIES or visit the national Clean Cities web site.
ALTERNATIVE FUEL QUICK LINKS
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