Low-Carbon Fuels Case Stories

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Cities and counties are leading by example and undertaking a range of activities to create more sustainable communities.  These case stories review different local agencies’ experiences related to low-carbon fuel activities.

Each story includes lessons learned, links to additional resources and can serve as examples other agencies may consider and adapt to meet their communities’ unique circumstances.

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Image of Alameda County Volkswagon Jetta that runs on waste vegetable oil

Alameda County Greening Fleets

Since joining the Cool Counties program in 2002, Alameda County has integrated alternative- fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles into its fleet.

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Image of a Contra Costa County Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle

Contra Costa County Greening Fleets

The county’s fleet includes 112 flex-fuel vehicles, 140 hybrids, and 46 CNG fueled vehicles.

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Culver City Greening Fleets

The City of Culver City began converting its fleet from primarily diesel and gasoline to compressed natural gas (CNG) in 1998.

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Image of a Compressed Natural Gas Pump

Lakewood Greening Fleets

The City of Lakewood concentrates its green fleet purchases on vehicles that use compressed natural gas (CNG).

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Safe Routes to School Toolkit Introduction

Watch the webinar explaining how to use ILG’s Safe Routes to School Toolkit, and then access the toolkit here. 

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Solano County Greening Fleets

The Solano County Low-Emission Vehicle and Fleet Policy requires the county to buy low-emission vehicles whenever practical.

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Sunnyvale Greening Fleets

The City of Sunnyvale installed solar photovoltaic panels on one of its fire-rescue units to power the vehicle’s electric system while the vehicle is parked at an emergency scene.

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Vacaville Greening Fleets

The City of Vacaville’s “green fleet” includes approximately 20 leased electric-powered vehicles and two compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

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