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.

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?

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.

ENERGY SECURITY

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 presents Chris Modesti, Senior VP and COO for Sweeteners Plus, with a certificate of recognition for the company’s participation in the GRCC CMAQ program with 5 CNG Class 8 tractors.

EV Charging Station Map

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...