We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.

We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.

We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.

We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.

We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.

We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.

We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.

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

Mission Statement
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.

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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.

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Clean Energy Communities: A Spotlight on Resiliency

From: NYSERDA, New York State Energy Research and Development AuthorityApril 16, 2021 Against the Odds, Communities Maintain Commitment to A Brighter Future In the 12 months since the coronavirus became known, communities across New York State have faced many...

Arbor & Electric Vehicle Day: May 1, 2021

The first 100 attendees will receive a free potted tree and area owners of electric cars will have cars on display in the parking lot. Arbor Activities The first 100 attendees will receive a free potted tree to either plant at home or in a designed location in the...

AFLEET

Using the AFLEET Tool, fleet managers can compare fuel use, environmental impact, and vehicle cost using simple inputs. Join Argonne's Andy Burnham to learn about recent updates, including updated tailpipe emissions from the new EPA’s MOVES3 model (addressing diesel...

GRCC partnered with the other New York State Clean Cities Coalitions

Greater Rochester Clean Cities partnered with the other New York State Clean Cities Coalitions on December 9 2020 to discuss the latest in medium- and heavy- duty battery electric trucks and charging infrastructure. Please find the session recordings below, and...

New York State unveiled the first fast-charging station for electric vehicles (EV) in Monroe County

New York State unveiled the first fast-charging station for electric vehicles (EV) in Monroe County today—highlighting the Village of Fairport’s role as a first-mover community working to accelerate the use of electric vehicles. Follow the link to the official...

David Keefe, GRCC Coordinator since 2007, proudly displays his award after his induction into the US Department of Energy Clean Cities Hall of Fame

Find out more information about David and the award program