Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition

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U.S. Department of Energy: Clean Cities Program

The Clean Cities Coalition foster the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.

The Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition works with city departments, community leaders, and other stakeholders to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices within the City of Los Angeles fleets.

The Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition’s major stakeholders consist of all City of Los Angeles Departments. The General Stakeholders consist of government agencies, utilities, and non-profit organizations committed to improving air quality in the Los Angeles area. They initiate projects and programs that are moving Los Angeles towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly City. Together, Angelenos are working towards making LA one of the most sustainable cities in the nation.

L.A.’s Green New Deal: Sustainable City pLAn 2019

With immediate and evolving challenges facing our environment and economy, a renewed commitment to action is needed now more than ever. We are facing a global climate emergency that must be solved with changes right here at home so that we leave behind a safe world for future generations.
  • L.A.’s Green New Deal will guide our city’s transition to an equitable and abundant economy powered by 100% renewable energy. This plan will support the creation of hundreds of thousands of good, green jobs in all of our communities by:
  • Building the country’s largest, cleanest, and most reliable urban electrical grid to power the next generation of green transportation and clean buildings.
  • Educating and training Angelenos to participate in the new green economy.
  • Enacting sustainable policies that prioritize economic opportunity.

Read more about L.A.’s Green New Deal here

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Coalition History

Clean Cities dates back to the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988 and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. These laws, which encouraged the production and use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and the reduction of vehicle emissions, led to the creation of the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) in 1991. The AFDC's initial objective was to collect, analyze, and distribute data used to evaluate alternative fuels and vehicles.

In 1992, the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) required certain vehicle fleets to acquire AFVs. Subsequently, DOE created Clean Cities in 1993 to provide informational, technical, and financial resources to EPAct-regulated fleets and voluntary adopters of alternative fuels and vehicles.

In February 1996, the City of Los Angeles joined the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) Clean Cities Program by forming the City of Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition. Clean Cities coalitions are required to re-designate their standing as an active Clean Cities Coalition every three years. The Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition was re-designated most recently on January 2020.

Coalition Objectives

Clean Cities Coalitions are expected to engage in activities that support the goals and objectives of the National Clean Cities Program. The objective of this project is for the Clean Cities Coalition to provide technical assistance and outreach, participate in program meetings, and to track and report critical program and performance metrics.

For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, LACCC has chosen the following sub-tasks:

Sub-task 2.5 Vehicle and Station Cost Tracking
  • The Recipient will track alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle costs, as well as alternative fuel station cost information in their territory.
Sub-task 3.4 Fuel/Technology Outreach and Demonstration Events
  • Organize and facilitate fuel and/or technology-specific end-user workshops and outreach event(s) including (but not limited to) hands-on ride & drives, demonstrations, educational showcases of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, and refueling/charging systems.
  • Deliverable: An event report, and final report.
Sub-task 3.6 Site Visits and Educational Tours of Fleet Operations & Infrastructure
  • Organize and facilitate sites visits and educational tours to demonstrate successful AFV or advanced vehicle fleet operations and fueling/charging infrastructure to other fleets, public safety officials, government agencies, vocational and STEM student groups, and other organizations that will benefit from the education.
  • Deliverable: Interim report and final report.

Sub-task 3.7 Technology Integration Tool/Information Resources Training Sessions
  • Organize and facilitate training sessions related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Target audiences may include (but are not limited to) first-responders, technicians/mechanics, code, permitting and safety authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), fleet managers, etc. DOE developed training curriculums, tools, websites, and data/information resources should be used whenever possible. This task should include multiple training sessions that provide in-depth educational information for specific target audiences.
  • Deliverable: Interim report and final report.
Contact Us

Please email us at LACleanCities@lacity.org if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!