Clean Air through Clean Fuels!
Since 2002, PCA has served as the umbrella nonprofit for the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition (SJVCCC). 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.
Over the past decade, 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.