25 YEARS OF SERVICE
GRCC was designated as a coalition in 1998 and currently serves a population of over a million people in our 9-county region. As we commemorate our 25th anniversary, we celebrate a quarter-century of groundbreaking contributions to the promotion of alternative fuels. GRCC has been at the forefront of transforming our region’s transportation landscape by tirelessly advocating for and implementing sustainable solutions. From spearheading initiatives to increase the use of electric vehicles to promoting the adoption of natural gas and biofuels, GRCC has played a pivotal role in reducing carbon footprints and mitigating the environmental impact of mobility. Our two and a half decades of dedication have not only advanced the cause of alternative fuels but have also set a standard for collaborative, forward-thinking approaches that inspire communities nationwide to embrace cleaner, more sustainable transportation practices. Cheers to 25 years of innovation, impact, and a brighter, greener future!
HOW WE HELP
Greater Rochester Clean Cities is here to support and grow their stakeholder network by providing fleet coaching and technical advisory services, conducting educational workshops and events, and advising on funding and incentives. We are also network builders who are here to help you make the right connections to industry leaders and peers through one-on-one interactions, as well as group opportunities and events.
WHO WE ARE
Greater Rochester Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored program designed to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and their underlying support systems throughout the Greater Rochester area
Our organization is built on the premise that we can change our communities for the better through cooperation and voluntary partnerships, working to reduce our reliance on imported oil and improve air quality.
Through GRCC, we develop public/private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction.
GRCC STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSE
The Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC) organization is working to “foster the [region’s] economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.” We support a transition from conventional, petroleum-fueled vehicles to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). Our vision is to build a community that uses clean, affordable, and accessible energy for its personal and commercial transportation services.
WHAT ARE ALTERNATIVE FUELS?
Alternative fuels are options to gasoline or diesel including propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, methanol, biodiesel, and ethanol.
WHY ALTERNATIVE FUELS?
Clean Cities coalitions foster the economic, environmental, and energy security of the United States by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.
The United States consumes approximately 20 million barrels of petroleum per day, about three-fourths of which is used for transportation. Transportation also has a significant economic impact on American businesses and families, accounting for nearly one-sixth of the average household’s expenses (second only to housing). Improving efficiency and reducing costs in this sector can thereby make a notable impact on our economy. Increasing the use of domestic alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies can also reduce the emissions that impact our air quality and public health.