The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program is to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the U.S. by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.
Ever since we received our official designation as one of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions in the U.S., the Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) Coalition has worked to meet these objectives:
- Coordinate efforts to obtain funding to implement clean fuel and petroleum displacement projects
- Initiate and support legislation and programs that effectively promote clean fuels, clean fuel vehicles, idle reduction, enhanced fuel economy and other clean technologies
- Develop fueling infrastructure in the Chicago metropolitan area to support a diverse clean fuel market
- Educate the public and regional fleet operators about the operation and benefits of clean fuels, clean fuel vehicles, idle reduction technologies and hybrid-electric vehicles
- Incorporate as many clean fuel vehicles as possible in the Chicago metropolitan area.
During our 20-year history, CACC members and partners have altered the transportation landscape on a number of fronts: