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

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...