by building and bridging relationships with those interested in sustainable energy strategies.
- To Promote and Educate on Alternate Fuels.
- Decrease Dependency on Petroleum.
- Clean Air and Water in the Rogue Valley via Alternate Fuels.
Clean Cities advances the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Our country imported about 33% of the petroleum it consumed in 2013, and more than half of these imports came from outside North America, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Because transportation accounts for about 72% of U.S. petroleum consumption, reducing our dependence on petroleum-based fuels in this sector supports our economy and our energy security.
Increased economic and energy security aren’t the only benefits of reducing petroleum use in transportation. Gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles are major sources of greenhouse gases, smog-forming compounds, particulate matter, and other air pollutants. Widespread use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles could greatly reduce the emissions that impact our air quality and public health.
Reducing your carbon footprint might sound intimidating, but here are a few easy changes that you can make that will start making a difference right now!