Integrating Medium and Heavy Duty Natural Gas Vehicles into Your Fleet

Learn about medium and heavy-duty vehicles that operate on conventional or renewable natural gas, available refueling options, and maintenance facility modifications needed to ensure the safe operation of gaseous-fuel vehicles.

The Winds of Change

Wind turbines are soaring to record sizes. The average rotor diameter of turbines installed in 2016 grew to 354 feet, up 127 percent since 1998–1999 and 13% over the previous 5-year average.



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.

Alternative fuels are options to gasoline or diesel including propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, methanol, biodiesel, and ethanol.


Each year we increase our dependence on imported oil — which increases the trade deficit, costs us jobs, and undermines our national security. Moreover, emissions from vehicles are the single largest contributor to air pollution in the Rochester region.


The U.S. consumes nearly 20 million barrels of oil per day, of which almost 60% is imported. Our nation spends about $260 billion on petroleum imports per year—money that leaves our economy, taking jobs with it. Moreover, imports are expected to grow to nearly 70% by the end of the decade. These forces have encouraged the development of new domestic sources of power for vehicles.

GRCC Coordinator David Keefe Recognized at DOE National Workshop

Greater Rochester Clean Cities Coordinator David Keefe was recognized at the Department of Energy’s 2018 National Clean Cities Cities Coordinator Training Workshop. David was awarded the “Multi-Coalition Collaboration: Upstate NY” award, as well as the “Rainmaker Award” for his role in securing funding for local clean fuel initiatives.

Greater Rochester Clean Cities has gained over $1.75 million in CMAQ funding.
Contact us to find out how we can assist your alternative fuels project.

Rochester’s 8th Annual Ride & Drive Event

What a great success!We hope you got the chance to join us at RIT last Saturday for the 8th Annual Ride & Drive event as a part of National Drive Electric Week!  In case you missed it, check out some highlights!On September 14, over 200 people came down to RIT to...

Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo

The 2019 Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo will take place on September 18 - 20, 2019 at the Marriott Columbus University Area. This event, which was formerly known as the Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo, has been renamed to broaden its focus on...

Clean Cities Coordinators Awarded for Dedication to Advancing Affordable, Domestic Transportation Fuels and Technologies

Around the country nearly 100 Clean Cities coordinators work in their communities to help fleets and drivers transition to economic, environmental transportation options. Representatives from their coalitions gather each year for an annual workshop to share best...

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Maintenance Garage Training

Upgrading vehicle maintenance facilities to safely accommodate natural gas, hydrogen, or propane service can be a deciding factor in whether an organization chooses to adopt one of these fuels for its fleet. Upgrading a garage for code compliance can be confusing,...

Gear Up for National Drive Electric Week 2019

Come join us to learn about electric vehicles and test drive one yourself! Saturday, September 14th from 10 AM - 2 PM RIT (1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623) - Lot T This event will include: ·       Electric vehicle displays by EV owners·       EV charging...