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In 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy's
Clean Cities program reaches a major
milestone, celebrating 20 years of suc-
cess in supporting local actions to reduce
petroleum use in transportation. Cumu-
latively, Clean Cities has saved more
than 4.5 billion gallons of petroleum,
thereby helping to advance the nation's
economic, environmental, and energy
A national network of nearly 100 Clean
Cities coalitions brings together stake-
holders in the public and private sectors
to deploy alternative and renewable fuels,
idle-reduction measures, fuel economy
improvements, and new transportation
technologies as they emerge.
Clean Cities was established in 1993,
in response to the Energy Policy Act
of 1992. The program is housed within
the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)
Vehicle Technologies Office.
US. Department of Energy
Clean Cities Cumulative Petroleum Savings
4.0 Clean Cities has saved more than 4.5 billion gallons
of petroleum since the program's beginning.
Source: Clean Cties Annual Metncs Reports
1993 1996 1999
2002 2005 2008 2011
for Two Decades
Clean Cities strives to reduce U.S. depen-
dence on petroleum. The program's
successes include the following:
Clean Cities projects and activities have
saved more than 4.5 billion gallons of
Clean Cities efforts have helped place
more than 660,000 alternative fuel
vehicles on the road and develop the
fueling infrastructure to support them.
In 2011 alone, Clean Cities activities
helped to avert more than 5.8 million
tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Over the program's 20-year history, the
number of local Clean Cities coalitions
has grown from six in 1993 to nearly
100 today, representing about three-
quarters of the U.S. population.
Nationwide, nearly 13,000 stakeholders
in the public and private sectors count
themselves as members in a local Clean
Through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009, Clean Cities
supported 25 local and regional trans-
portation projects with $300 million in
federal funding, which in turn leveraged
more than $500 million in investments by
public- and private-sector partners.
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