Every year, each Clean Cities coalition submits to the US Department of Energy DOE an annual report of its activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Coalition coordinators, who lead the local coalitions, provide information and data via an online database managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The data characterize membership, funding, projects, and activities of the coalitions. The coordinators also submit data on the sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, idle-reduction initiatives, fuel economy activities, and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled. NREL and DOE analyze the data and translate them into petroleum-use and greenhouse gas reduction impacts for individual coalitions and the program as a whole. This report summarizes those impacts for Capital District Clean Communities Coalition (CDCC).
Alternative fuel fleets in the Capital District displaced fuel use by over 3.5 million gallons and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by almost 35,000 tons. Much of these savings were from the use of hybrid and plug-in vehicles in the region. To see the full report, download it here.