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    • Clean Cities Jason Wager, AICP Coordinator Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition
    • What is Clean Cities? Clean Cities is a voluntary federal program designed to accelerate and expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and related technologies in communities throughout the country and to provide refueling and maintenance facilities for their operation.
    • Broad Clean Cities Goals Reduced Dependence on Petroleum Increased Economic Growth and Competitiveness Improved Environmental Quality
    • Clean Cities Coalitions Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition
    • The Transportation Oil Gap United States Petroleum Production and Consumption, 1970–2025
    • Transportation’s Role in U.S. Oil Use
      • The U.S. now pays more
      • than $2 billion per week
      • for imported crude oil and
      • petroleum products
        • (Energy Information Administration).
      • Transportation accounts for 65% of U.S. oil consumption
        • (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network).
      • Petroleum supplies about 97 percent of the energy used in transportation
        • (DOE Energy Information Administration).
      • Each day, an estimated 21.5 million miles are driven in Charlotte-Mecklenburg -- a 34 percent jump since 1990.
      • (Charlotte Observer)
      • Vehicle emissions are the leading source of U.S. air pollution today.
        • (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network).
      Transportation’s Role in Air Pollution
    • Charlotte Metropolitan Area Ozone Levels (May 1 – Sept 30) Good 64 days 62 days 60 days 2000 2001 2002 Moderate 61 days 64 days 55 days Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very Unhealthy 24 days 25 days 28 days 2 days 2 days 10 days 1 day Purple
    • On April 15, Mecklenburg and 7 surrounding counties were named as “non-attainment” areas for ozone. The deadline for reducing ozone to meet the standard is 2010.
    • What can we do to help reduce our dependence on petroleum….. … .And to help clear the air?
    • Alternative Fuels! Compressed Natural Gas Ethanol E-85 Liquefied Natural Gas Hydrogen Electricity Propane Bio-Diesel
    • Alternative Fuels
      • Diversify the Energy Supply
      • Allow vehicles to Drive Cleaner
      • Can Be Produced Domestically
    • Branching Out Hybrids
    • Branching Out Idle Reduction Fuel Economy Fuel Blends
    • Regional Clean Cities Stakeholders Fuel Suppliers AFV Suppliers Utilities Federal Agencies State and Local Governments Private Fleet Operators Environmental Groups Consumers
    • Stakeholders Include
      • Alternative Fuel Solutions
      • Bank of America
      • Blossman Gas
      • Cabarrus-Rowan MPO
      • Centralina Council of Governments
      • City of Charlotte
      • City of Concord
      • City of Gastonia
      • Duke Energy
      • Ford Motor Company
      • Gaston Area Urban MPO
      • General Services Administration
      • Hendrick Honda
      • Town of Marshville
      • Mecklenburg County
      • City of Monroe
      • Town of Mooresville
      • Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce
      • NC Motor Fleet Management
      • NC State Energy Office
      • NCDOT
      • Town of Oakboro
      • Piedmont Natural Gas
      • Rowan County
      • Step-Back Tours
      • Town of Troutman
      • UNC-Charlotte
      • Union County
      • Voices and Choices of the Central Carolinas
      • Western Piedmont COG
      • World Energy
      • York Technical College
      • … and others
    • Regional Initiatives
      • Bank of America, in conjunction
      • with the Honda and Fuelmaker
      • corporations, will sponsor a
      • pilot program this fall to provide
      • natural gas vehicles for bank
      • associates to test drive.
      • UNC-Charlotte has set a goal of converting 20 percent of its vehicle fleet to AFVs in the next five years.
      • The City of Monroe expects to begin using biodiesel in over 70 of its fleet vehicles this year.
      • The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have committed to Clean Cities’ program components including idle reduction strategies, hybrid gas/electric vehicle technology, and fuel economy initiatives.
    • Clean Cities is just one piece of the puzzle…..
    • Partners and Other Initiatives
      • Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life (SEQL)
      • Palmetto State CFC
      • Regional travel demand model
      • BREATHE initiative
      • Carolinas Clean Air Coalition
      • And many more…
      Breathe Palmetto State CFC
    • Additional Information Jason Wager Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition Centralina Council of Governments Phone: 704.348.2707 email: [email_address] National web site: http://www. ccities.doe.gov CCFC web site: http://www.4cleanfuels.com
    • Affiliated Agencies The Clean Fuels Coalition’s activities would not be possible with out the assistance of the US Department of Energy, the North Carolina State Energy Office, and Centralina COG.