Central Oklahoma Clean Cities
Central Oklahoma Clean Cities is one of nearly 100 locally based affiliates of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. ACOG launched the program in 1995 in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the State Energy Office.
Central Oklahoma Clean Cities
Clean Cities advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Established in 1993 in response to the Energy Policy Act of 1992, Clean Cities is part of DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office.
This national network of Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.”Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.
Led by Clean Cities coordinators, coalitions are composed of businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations. These stakeholders come together to share information and resources, educate the public, help craft public policy, and collaborate on projects that reduce petroleum use. Clean Cities coalitions make an impact in their communities every day. Their activities stimulate local economies, facilitate the adoption of new transportation technologies, and make communities cleaner, healthier places to live. Central Oklahoma Clean Cities is sponsored locally by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and approximately 50 public and private sector entities represented by some 170 stakeholders. ACOG’s Central Oklahoma Clean Cities program staff and coalition stakeholders work to support the Clean Cities mission, as well as help improve regional air quality in Central Oklahoma.
Formed in 1993 under the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the mission of the voluntary Clean Cities initiative is to reduce U.S. petroleum consumption through the use of alternative fuels and renewable fuels including natural gas, propane, electricity, ethanol, biodiesel, and hydrogen.
Clean Cities advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. Clean Cities brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies. In 2015, Central Oklahoma Clean Cities celebrates its 20th anniversary!
Today, America imports more than half of the oil it consumes and more than two-thirds of that consumption is used for transportation. This energy consumption model is neither economically nor environmentally sustainable.
The Central Oklahoma Clean Cities program office at ACOG maintains a database of public-access alternative fuel stations for each of the available alternative fuels in our region as a public service to our stakeholders and the general public. If you know of an alternative fuel station that is open to the public and is not listed in one of these databases, please contact our program office at (405) 234-2264, or email us at info @ okcleancities.org
Alternative Fuels Data Center
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) is a comprehensive clearinghouse of information about advanced transportation technologies. The AFDC offers transportation decision makers unbiased information, data, and tools related to the deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.
Vehicle Technologies Office
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office supports research, development (R&D), and deployment of efficient and sustainable highway transportation technologies to improve vehicles’ fuel economy and minimize petroleum use.
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