The Clean Cities Program has a goal of saving 2.5 billion gallons of petroleum per year by 2020.

To achieve this goal, Clean Cities employs three strategies:

  • Replace petroleum with alternative and renewable fuels, including natural gas, propane, electricity, ethanol, biodiesel, and hydrogen

  • Reduce petroleum consumption through smarter driving practices and fuel economy improvements

  • Eliminate petroleum use through idle reduction and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.

Each coalition is led by a Clean Cities coordinator, who tailors projects and activities to meet the unique needs of individual communities.

Norwich Clean Cities serves New London and Windham Counties in Eastern Connecticut.

Alternative Fuels

In order to increase energy security, we must reduce our dependence upon foreign sources of petroleum. Learn about Alternative Fuels available around the region. Read More

Reduction Stategies

Clean Cities is a program designed to help vehicle fleets and consumers reduce their petroleum use through a variety of petroleum reduction strategies. Read More

Become a Stakeholder

Stakeholder participation is essential to the success of a Clean Cities coalition. There are several strategies new coalitions can use to attract and maintain stakeholders. Read More

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What is Clean Cities?

Clean Cities is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, which is designed to encourage the use of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV's) and their supporting infrastructure throughout the nation. By encouraging AFV use, the Clean Cities Program will help achieve energy security and environmental quality goals at both the national and local levels. Unlike traditional command-and-control programs, the Clean Cities program takes a unique, voluntary approach to AFV development, working with coalitions of local stakeholders to help develop the AFV industry and integrate this development into larger planning processes.

Clean Cities/MotorWeek Episode
Episode #: 3008
Air date: October 30, 2010
Channel: PBS and Discovery
This episode of a Clean Cities Success Story takes us to Connecticut, where Norwich Public Utilities has been using alternative fuels since 1995. In addition to having the largest municipal fleet of natural gas vehicles in the state, it also uses a variety of other alternative fuels and technologies.

Produced by Maryland Public Television's MotorWeek program, this short segment aired on PBS stations nationwide starting October 30, 2010 (in the regular weekly MotorWeek timeslot on your local PBS station).

Norwich Clean Cities

The City of Norwich, Connecticut participates in the Clean Cities Program. It's mission is to advance the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption.

Phone: 860-823-4182 

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