North Dakota Clean Cities

North Dakota Clean Cities2023-03-21T08:48:09-05:00

Supporting Clean Air Choices for North Dakotans

North Dakota Clean Cities (NDCC) aims to reduce the impact of fuel and vehicle emissions on our community’s environment and health.

Designated on August 10, 1998, in a ceremony at the University of North Dakota, North Dakota Clean Cities is now managed by the American Lung Association. The U.S. Department of Energy renewed NDCC’s designation in 2008 and 2020. NDCC is a grassroots educational effort supported by stakeholders that include fuel and equipment providers, fleet managers, public utilities, technical experts, non-profit organizations and automakers, as well as private citizens.

NDCC helps industry partners raise awareness of Clean Air Choice fuels among consumers and fleet operators. Utilizing ethanol, biodiesel, electricity and other cleaner fuels and engine technologies is an essential step to improve air quality, cut carbon emissions and support economic development in North Dakota.

Annual Report Request for Data

We need your help demonstrating all the great things happening across our state with alternative fuels. North Dakota Clean Cities, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities program, collects annual information on alternative fuel stations, fleets, and vehicles, as well as idling reduction strategies for the state. This information can raise the profile of local efforts, shape the types of support we pursue for our partners, and be used to advocate for more funding, future cost savings, and improvements for these technologies. In addition to creating a statewide snapshot, DOE combines the accomplishments of the 75+ coalitions nationwide into an annual activity report that can be used to understand shifting transportation energy use throughout the United States.

The latest Clean Cities Coalitions Annual report was recently published, and key findings include:

  • Coalitions achieved an energy use impact of nearly 1 billion gasoline gallon equivalents in 2021, with the highest impacts coming from Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
  • The energy use impact due to renewable diesel use grew by 41% from 2021
  • Coalitions engaged nearly 20,000 stakeholders in 2021, with 35% of them from the private sector.

To share your alternative fuel impact data and contribute to the 2022 annual report, please fill out this form and return it to interim director Jon Hunter at jon.hunter@lung.org by March 31, 2023.

North Dakota Is a National Leader in Clean,
Renewable-Based Fuels

North Dakota is uniquely positioned to create more energy than its residents consume. Our farm fields can yield millions of gallons of renewable biofuels. North Dakota is among the top ten states for renewable electricity. Our state has great potential to run heavy-duty vehicles on cleaner-burning gaseous fuels like propane and compressed natural gas. As more North Dakotans adopt these Clean Air Choice® fuels, we can look forward to cleaner air and a healthier environment for all.

Why join NDCC?

By joining NDCC, you’ll help North Dakota expand and diversify its options for vehicle fuels. North Dakota has the capacity to produce not only traditional petroleum fuels, but also all of the cleaner alternative fuels now available in the Upper Midwest. Our organization provides networking opportunities, educational events and other resources that make a difference in the quality of life throughout North Dakota.

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