Clean Cities advances the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local actions to cut petroleum use in transportation.
In 2015, the United States imported approximately 9.4 million barrels of petroleum per day and consumed approximately 19.4 million barrels per day. Because transportation accounts for nearly three-fourths of total 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 reduce the emissions that impact our air quality and public health