DOE’s Vehicle Technology Program2012 Clean Cities Overview Rita Ebert Coordinator, Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition
Clean Cities – 20 Years of Deployment Clean Cities advances the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local actionsto reduce petroleum use in transportation. Strong, Established, Staying Power 20 Years in 2013
Clean Cities A voluntary, locally-based government/industry partnership Established in 1993 in response to the Energy Policy Act 1992 Companion program to the EPACT mandates requiring certain fleets to acquire AFVs (Federal, State, and Fuel Provider Fleets) Long Term Goal: By 2020, 2.5B gal/yr (GGE) of petroleum reduction with alt-fuels and other VT-Deploy initiatives. Mission: Develop partnerships & support local decisions to adopt vehicle technologies and practices that contribute to petroleum reduction in the transportation sector. Accelerate widespread usage of advanced technologies.
Clean Cities (leveraging people & resources) Goals: • By 2020, Facilitate 2.5B gal/yr (GGE) of petroleum reduction with alt-fuels and other VT-Deploy initiatives. • Facilitate electric drive vehicle & infrastructure deployment that supports the “1M EVs by 2015” Presidential goal. • Remove barriers and accelerate deployment of alt-fuel vehicles in support of the President’s “All of the Above” transportation energy strategy. ~100 coalitions serving 78% of the U.S. population Develop partnerships & support local decisions to adopt vehicle technologies and practices that contribute to petroleum reduction in the transportation sector. Accelerate widespread usage of advanced vehicle technologies
President highlights National Clean Fleets Partnerships as part of his goal of reducing America's imported oil Vice President Biden announces $200M for community infrastructure project National Priorities & Clean Cities President calls out goal of 1 million PHEVs on the road by 2015 in State of the Union address Vice
US DOE Clean Cities Primary Goal and Results PRIMARY GOAL: Mass market adoption of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and smarter driving habits • Reduced Petroleum Use in Transportation • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions PRIMARY GOAL RESULTS • Reduced Dependence on Foreign Oil • Improved US Energy, Economic, and Environmental Security
Deployment Efforts Include Four Major Activities Local Community/Coalition Support and Partnership Development:DOE helps convene key community and business leaders to develop and implement projects, leverage resources, and address local barriers Public Information, Outreach, and Education: DOE-developed tools help consumers save money on fuel cost and help fleets understand their options for cost-effective alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel Technical & Problem Solving Assistance: DOE experts help local leaders address permitting and safety issues, technology shortfalls, and other project implementation barriers Competitively-Awarded Financial Assistance: Federal cost-share encourages initial private sector match and long-term investment $
Clean Cities Portfolio of Technologies Replace Reduce Eliminate Fuel Economy More Fuel efficient vehicles, adopting smarter driving and vehicle purchasing habits Hybrids Light- and heavy-duty Electric hybrids Plug-In hybrids Hydraulic hybrids • Alternative Fuels • Electric Vehicles • Biodiesel • Ethanol • Hydrogen • Propane • Natural Gas Idle Reduction Heavy-Duty Trucks School & Transit Buses Light-Duty Vehicles
What’s Different about Clean Cities ? ~100 coalitions Serving 78% of the US population Thousands of stakeholders from businesses, city/state governments, transportation industry, community based organizations, utilities and fuel providers
Clean Cities National Deployment Strategy • Start Small – work with a limited number of pilot sites (progressive communities with interested public and private sector partners) • Identify barriers, challenges, and impediments • Develop best practices and tools, provide technical assistance, and train local champions • Implement pilot projects, address problems that arise, document experiences • Refine best practices and tools, share success stories with mass market • Scale up - Transfer technologies and best practices learned from pilot communities to other locales, and ultimately to mass market. Utilize champions from pilot communities as pace setters, leverage new business development from pilots to stimulate more widespread private sector investment.
Clean Cities Efforts Get Results • 3.7 Billion Gallons of Petroleum Reduction since 1993 • Over 560,000 AFVs on the road • 10,000 alternative fueling stations (CC influenced >70% of them) • Long term goal of 2.5B gal/year by 2020
Top Petroleum Displacement Coalitions NOTE: 85 Coalitions Reported Displacement for 2011 THANK YOU FOR REPORTING YOUR FUEL USE/DISPLACEMENT DATA !!!
Greater Long Island Clean Cities Rita Ebert Coordinator
Consumer Education & Outreach: Clean Cities Web Resources Clean Cities Alt Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Data Center (AFDC) FuelEconomy.gov
Personalized Technical Assistance DOE EERE Information Center and CC Technical Response Service • Website: http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/informationcenter.html • Phone: 1-800-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463) • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
Websites and Contact Information • Clean Cities Website • www.eere.energy.gov/ccities/ • Clean Cities Coordinators • www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/progs/coordinators.php • Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center • www.eere.energy.gov/afdc • DOE EERE Information Center and Technical Response Service • Website: http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/informationcenter.html • Phone: 1-800-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463) • E-mail: email@example.com • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Website • http://www.energy.gov/recovery/cleancities.htm