The Capital District Clean Communities Coalition (CDCC) was established in 1999 to advance the Capital Region’s economic, environmental, and energy security by promoting the use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and policies that reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. The Capital District Transportation Committee, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Capital Region, manages the coalition as part of their staff’s tasks. The Capital Region provides substantial opportunities for the expansion of the alternative fuel marketplace, through the large state and private vehicle fleets that operate in the area. CDCC members think outsode the barrell by committing to reducing their petroleum use, promoting alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies, and advocating for idle reduction policies.
CDCC is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program which is a network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions across the country. CDCC serves 12 counties: Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Otsego, Greene, Columbia, Warren and Washington. The CDCC’s 80+ members from 60+ different local governments, agencies, organizations and businesses provide educational and networking opportunities on alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuel vehicles.
Our goal is to take the alternative out of alternative fuels. To do this we must reduce dependence on foreign petroleum resources, reduce vehicle emissions, enhance the development of an Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) marketplace in the Capital Region, accelerate local hybrid and electric vehicle sales, promote informed consumer choice on fuel economy and encourage the use of idle reduction technologies. We are doing this by connecting consumers with producers and suppliers, and providing high-quality tools, resources and training to our members. Think outside the barrel and join us today.