Clean Air through Clean Fuels!
Established in 1993, the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition serves nine counties in Central California with a mission to reduce air-polluting emissions in the transportation sector. The Coalition stakeholders work independently or collaboratively on a variety of transportation projects – infrastructure, vehicle fleets, reducing vehicle miles travelled, eliminating or reducing vehicle idling – featuring alternative fuels that include Renewable, Compressed, or Liquefied Natural Gas; Electricity; Propane and Renewable Propane, and Hydrogen (Fuel Cell). Our stakeholders come from both public and private fleets, nonprofits, public agencies and passionate individuals. In 2013, the SJVCCC established two industry-driven partnerships: the San Joaquin Valley Electric Vehicle Partnership and the San Joaquin Valley Natural Gas Partnership. These groups develop activities to grow the markets for alternative fuels throughout the region.
We welcome and invite new members (and new people representing past and current members) to join the SJVCCC and to participate in our activities. Stakeholders often receive early notice of funding opportunities and are eligible for committee membership, letters of support on grant applications, outreach support and networking opportunities.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to cut petroleum use in transportation. At the national level, the program develops and makes available information, tools, and other unique resources. At the local level, nearly 100 coalitions leverage these resources to create networks of local stakeholders and provide customized technical assistance to fleets implementing alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and new transportation technologies. This program is designed to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), hybrid, and electric vehicles and their supporting infrastructure throughout the nation.
Since 2002, PCA has served as the umbrella nonprofit for the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition (SJVCCC). PCA has assumed a leadership role within the SJVCCC. The Clean Cities Coordinator and Project Coordinator positions are housed in PCA. This partnership between Project Clean Air and the local coalition is a natural fit. By encouraging the use of these vehicles, idle reduction technologies and policies, the Clean Cities Program will improve air quality in a region where 80% of the air pollution comes from transportation. You can learn more about the SJVCCC here: SJVCCC Brochure.
The SJVCCC is part of the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technology Program. An overview of the Clean Cities Program can be found here. For more information or services visit: www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities.
The SJVCCC reports on local activities to the US DOE, including local fuel prices, stakeholder fleet information, and updates for the web-based national alternate fuel station locator and stakeholder success stories.
Want to become a sponsor or member of the SJVCCC? Visit the Members page.