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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GRCC participates in the Fall 2020 Local Government Workshop Clean Energy Sessions

The Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (GFLRPC) sponsored its first virtual Local Government Workshop in mid-November. Normally GFLRPC conducts two in-person local governed workshops per year with events in the Fall and in the Spring. Due to concerns with...

Virtual Lunch & Learn – Electric Lawn Equipment: December 16, 2020

Mow Greener! Granite State & Vermont Clean Cities are hosting a virtual lunch-and-learn to spotlight Electric Lawn Equipment. A curated panel of experts will shine a light on the upfront costs, purchase incentives & funding, operation & "fueling," and how...

EVI-Pro Lite Update Webinar

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to grow in popularity, utilities and community planners are increasingly focused on building resilient energy systems that can support the added electrical load from EV charging. But forecasting the best ways to adapt to increased...

Electrifying Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks in New York: December 9, 2020

Join the NYC Clean Trucks Program for this upcoming event, hosted by the New York State Clean Cities Coalitions. Hear how the electric vehicle landscape is evolving with the tremendous growth of EV adoption.

RTS Celebrates the First 10 Electric Buses in its Bus Fleet

from myrts.com | October 7, 2020 At a press conference today with key stakeholders and project partners, Regional Transit Service (RTS) celebrated the first 10 electric buses in its bus fleet. RTS CEO Bill Carpenter was joined by New York State Department of...