Solutions for
climate change
and air quality

Now’s the time to adopt cleaner fuels and energy sources for our environment

Your fuel and energy choices make a difference—for yourself, your community and your world.

Fossil fuels are a leading source of air pollution that can lead to lung disease, respiratory illness, and premature death. Criteria pollutants, such as particulate matter, ground-level ozone and other toxins that originate from transportation and energy sources, harm our health and environment. Common greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane, also contribute to climate change, a serious threat to human health.

There is no silver bullet or single solution to reduce our exposure to harmful air pollutants. That’s why the American Lung Association’s Department of Clean Air Initiatives encourages multiple alternative fuels and energy sources to address these challenges through our award-winning Clean Air Choice® program.

Now’s the time to learn more about better choices for cleaner air and a healthier future.

Clean Air Choice can help.

Clean Air Choice: Your resource for healthier fuel options

American Lung Association launched the Clean Air Choice program in 1999 to educate consumers about how fuel and energy choices affect the environment and air quality.

We help retailers, fleets, and stakeholders promote cleaner fuel and energy options through customized education and outreach programs in collaboration with public and private partners.

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Reducing Emissions for Cleaner, Healthier Air

Your choices can make a difference. Selecting cleaner fuels is a way individuals and fleets can reduce harmful emissions and create a healthy environment for future generations.

Ethanol

Blends up to E85 reduce emissions from gasoline-powered vehicles

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Biodiesel

Renewable, drop-in alternative to petroleum diesel fuel

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Electric

Powerful vehicles providing a clean solution to reducing emissions

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Diesel Technology

Control exhaust, minimize idle time or improve engine efficiency

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MORE FUEL CHOICES

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Upcoming Events

Northern Exposure: Driving Electric in Minnesota

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn more about EVs and get behind the wheel during a Ride and Drive event at Roseau Electric Cooperative. Talk with EV experts, local utilities, and experience the technology that is transforming our economy, environment, and energy security in Greater Minnesota.

EV-ER: Electric Vehicles in Elk River

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) and the City of Elk River for EV-ER: Electric Vehicles in Elk River, where you can meet the EV community in your area.

North Country EV Show & Tell Event

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in Duluth! A panel of EV experts and enthusiasts will be available to answer questions. Take a look at the wide variety of EVs on the market.

Energy Trends Expo

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dakota Electric and Lakeville Friends of the Environment will host the 2021 Expo in Eagan on September 30th. The Expo will have a vendor trade show, electric vehicle car show, and breakout sessions.

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