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

National Drive Electric Week 2020: September 26–October 4

National Drive Electric Week, Sep 26-Oct 4, 2020, is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than...

NGVAmerica Annual Industry Summit 2020: October 20-22

NGVAmerica's Annual Industry Summit - NGV20 - will transition to an online format for Fall 2020 due to national health and travel concerns surronding the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by Clean Energy Fuels and powered by the vFairs platform, the virtual conference will...

ALTWheels VIRTUAL Fleet Day: October 5, 2020

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION IN A POST-COVID WORLD: Creating Opportunity from Uncertainty REGISTRATION IS FREE unless you want a VIP Registration (only $50). About this Event Bringing together corporate and municipal fleet managers and clean-fleet stakeholders to create...

Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program Fall 2020

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the...

Clean Cities Coordinators Honored for Leadership, Commitment to Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies

In a national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions, local coordinators form a sturdy backbone that supports community-based partnerships for advancing affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. On Tuesday, August 11, the critical role of...