USDA Announces $100 Million for American Biofuels Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the upcoming Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The purpose of this program is to provide grant funds to encourage private investment and expand the availability of higher blends of ethanol, and biodiesel. Providing grant funds to cover a portion of the cost of installing high-blend fueling

Drivers Should Consider Ethanol Fuel to Reduce Pollution

Higher blends of ethanol in gasoline help in fight against Covid-19 by improving air quality and lung health. Cleaner air could help us in our defense against the COVID-19 virus. A recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health[1] concluded that there is a significant correlation between high concentrations of fine particulate matter

Chicago Now Ranks 16th Most Polluted City in the U.S.

CHICAGO, April 20, 2020 – The American Lung Association’s 2020 “State of the Air” report revealed that Chicago ranks the 16th most polluted city in the nation for ozone pollution, which is worse than last year’s report where the city was ranked 18th most polluted. The 21st annual report found that Chicago had a weighted average

Chicago’s City Council Approves Electric Vehicle Readiness Mandate

CHICAGO, March 16, 2020 – The City of Chicago City Council Zoning Committee approved an ordinance requiring all new commercial buildings with 30 or more parking spaces and new residential buildings with five or more units to have at least 20 percent of their parking spaces “Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment-Ready.” To learn more, please read this

Forest Preserves of Cook County Named Clean Fuels Champion by Clean Cities

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2019 – The Forest Preserves of Cook County, one of the largest forest preserve systems in the nation, has been named the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition’s 2019 Clean Fuels Champion for its efforts to improve the environment and air quality. In the Forest Preserves’ fleet, 20 vehicles and 40 large riding

Chicago Area Clean Cities Names Green Leadership Award Winners

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2019 – Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) today announced its 2019 Leadership Award winners at its annual December Meeting and Reception held at The Great Escape in Schiller Park. The awards are given annually to organizations and individuals that take actions to locally reduce petroleum consumption and improve air quality, such

Midwest EVOLVE Gets ‘Butts in Seats’ during National Drive Electric Week

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 4, 2019 – Thanks to a seven-state project led by the American Lung Association, Midwest consumers have a chance to test drive electric vehicles during National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 14-22, and throughout September. The program, called Midwest EVOLVE, emphasizes the clean-air benefits, cost savings, and fun of plug-in electric cars.

Chicago Area Now Meets Federal Air Quality Standard for Fine Particulate Matter

CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2019 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved the State of Illinois’ request to formally redesignate the Chicago area to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate matter. Recent air monitoring data show the entire Chicago area now meets the national standard set to protect public

Chicagoland Businesses, Municipalities Have Chance to Learn About Electric Trucks, Utility Vehicles

WOOD DALE, Ill., Aug. 12, 2019 – Electric vehicles aren’t only being considered by consumers. Businesses and municipalities also are looking at the future of transportation, and planning what they will need to efficiently operate in the coming years. With that in mind, Chicago Area Clean Cities, a nonprofit coalition focused on educating commercial and

Biodiesel Event Helps Fleets Save Money, Promotes Clean Air in Illinois

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., July 9, 2019 — Breathing clean air shouldn’t be a luxury. That’s why partners across the Chicago area are joining in a special biodiesel education event to help ensure clean air is available for residents of Illinois. On July 17, Chicago Area Clean Cities and the B20 Club will jointly host Truck Stop Coffee Talk:

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