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As Returns from Gas and Diesel Taxes Decline, States Look to Alternative Models

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Read about how states are trying new methods to make up for shortfalls in traditional motor fuel taxes.


August 12, 2015

EcoCar 3 Teams Amplify Outreach with Clean Cities Collaboration

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Learn how EcoCAR 3 teams and Clean Cities coalitions make for a winning combination.


August 11, 2015

Clean Cities and NPS Team Up to Promote Sustainable Transportation

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Campaign encourages practicing green transportation strategies as one of the easiest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


August 6, 2015

Increase in PEV Purchases Sparks Rise in Workplace Charging

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With plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) becoming more popular, employers are responding by installing charging stations on site.


July 24, 2015

Clean Cities TV Hits Big Viewer Milestone

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Videos about alternative-fuel transportation topics reach a new record of 100,000 views.


July 24, 2015

Feeling Pain at the Pump? Factors That Affect Fuel Prices

Graphic comparing regular gasoline retail price of $2.72 per gallon to diesel retail price of $2.89 in May 2015. For gasoline, the price consisted of 17% taxes, 10% distribution and marketing, 22% refining, and 51% crude oil. For diesel, the price consisted of 18% taxes, 17% distribution and marketing, 17% refining, and 48% crude oil.

When gasoline and diesel prices go up, it's often due to numerous and complex factors.


July 20, 2015