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Say What? 10 Clean Cities Acronyms You Should Know

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This list of acronyms can help you stay knowledgeable about the latest alternative fuels and advanced vehicles lingo.


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February 18, 2016


2016 Vehicle Buyer's Guide Now Available

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Annual guide makes it easy to find alternative fuel vehicle options.

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February 11, 2016


Annual Metrics Report Captures Latest Greenhouse Gas and Petroleum Savings

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See how Clean Cities efforts led to major petroleum and emissions savings across the nation.

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January 18, 2016


Alt Fuels are Taxed the Same? Think Again!

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Learn how highway excise taxes based on volume, not energy content, result in significant inequity among fuels.

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September 22, 2015


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.

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August 12, 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.

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August 6, 2015