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Six Tips to Cut Fuel Costs and Unnecessary Idling When Winter Hits

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Cold weather can cut mileage drastically. Here's how to save money, fuel, and avoid idling.


October 19, 2015

National Parks Service Honors Clean Cities Coalitions with Director's Partnership Award

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Nineteen Clean Cities coalitions were recognized for their support of sustainable transportation projects in parks across the country.


September 23, 2015

NREL Leads Effort to Get Traffic Moving in Right Direction

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A new smartphone tool will help guide travelers through cities in the most energy-efficient way possible.


August 26, 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

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