Argonne National Laboratory

Clean Cities

Clean Cities

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative advances the nation's economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory provide support to Clean Cities by producing the National Idling Reduction Network News and conducting studies and outreach activities about the effects of idling on fuel use and air quality.

Argonne also manages the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP) to provide the automotive and energy sectors with skilled and knowledgeable talent to help shape the future of on-road transportation, data and expertise to support community rollout of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure and idle reduction research and outreach tools.



Case Study -- Propane School Bus Fleets

Argonne-authored study conducted for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program highlights five school districts that used propane-fueled school buses successfully.