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Reducing Vehicle Idling Time at School Helps Kids—and Parents—Breathe Easier

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Learn how one Clean Cities staff member leveraged her professional knowledge to help reduce idling at her sons' school.

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August 18, 2016


Climate-Control Technologies Increase Efficiency and Comfort for the Whole Cab

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Class 8 truck climate-control package saves fuel and maintains driver comfort.

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June 30, 2016


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

A bar graph showing Clean Cities petroleum reduction savings since the program’s inception in 1993.

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

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January 18, 2016


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.

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October 19, 2015