In addition to enhancing the nation's air quality, the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program promotes the economy, protects the environment, and secures our energy future through public and private partnerships. These partnerships encourage the development of clean-burning alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) as well as their associated fueling infrastructure.
Though alternative fuels are the cornerstone of Clean Cities, the program also works to increase the use of fuel blends, accelerate sales of hybrid vehicles, promote informed consumer choice on fuel economy, and encourage the use of idle reduction technologies for heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles.
Unlike traditional command-and-control programs, Clean Cities takes a unique, voluntary approach to AFV development, working with coalitions of local stakeholders to help develop the AFV industry.
The Maryland Energy Administration coordinates the Maryland Clean Cities Coalition. If you would like to be a member of the coalition, contact Mike Jones by email at Michael.Jones1@maryland.gov.