Our mission is to promote and assist in measurable improvements in regional reductions in use of petroleum based fuels through a strong coalition of effective partnerships; increase the use of alternative fuels, vehicles and infrastructure; promote economic opportunities in clean energy technologies; and, encourage academic focused research on increased utilization of transportation energy efficiency options.
Our vision is to become nationally recognized as the leader in promoting best practices and achieving excellent results that support our mission
While initially focused solely on alternative fuels, Clean Cities expanded to include other relevant technologies. The five Clean Cities technologies are: alternative fuels and vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, idle reduction technologies, fuel economy measures, and fuel blends. Clean Cities Coalitions determine which combinations of the five technologies will best help their cities and regions reduce petroleum consumption. The U.S. Department of Energy provides direction for coalitions by establishing goals that can be achieved within the framework of these five technologies. Coalitions use their local organizational skills and strategies to promote and implement these goals.
Succeeding the Clean Cities program previously hosted by the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments, the GWRCCC was organized in October 2011 jointly by its current staff (see bios in Contact section) and board members (see Memberships list) to focus on programs and events in the nation’s capitol metro area. Our service area is comprised of the District of Columbia, and the surrounding cities and counties of Maryland and Virginia. GWRCCC has initially enlisted over 40 stakeholders and partners from the private transportation sector, fleets, local governments, academic institutions, and environmental organizations which share its vision and mission.
As a newly constituted and growing Coalition, the GWRCCC faces many opportunities and challenges. However we enthusiastically look forward to providing the highest level of services possible and making a difference in the years to come.
the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program, Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership working to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.
Clean Cities Coordinators lead local, geographically-based, independently operated Clean Cities Coalitions composed of local fleets, fuel providers, and decision-makers that focus on a united goal: petroleum reduction.
There are nearly 90 coalitions covering areas where 229 million U.S. citizens live—approximately 78% of the country’s total population. Since its inception in 1993, Clean Cities and its stakeholders have displaced more than 2 billion gallons of petroleum.