Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) coalition is a voluntary organization dedicated to encouraging the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Alternative fuels in use in the Chicago area include gaseous fuels like natural gas and propane and biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel along with some hydrogen. Electric vehicles and charging stations for EVs are becoming prevalent throughout Chicago, its suburbs and the entire state of Illinois. To find EV charging stations and alternative-fuel stations in the Chicago area, visit the Alternative Fueling Station Locator.
Alternative technologies include things such as hybrid-electric vehicles, hybrid-hydraulic vehicles, idle reduction strategies and advanced fuel-economy improvements.
Clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies help improve air quality and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
CACC is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. CACC is one of nearly one hundred Clean Cities coalitions across the country that participate in this program. CACC received its designation as a Clean Cities coalition in 1994 -- the tenth coalition nationwide to do so.
CACC members represent government, businesses, educational and research institutions, fuel providers, utilities and environmental organizations.
CACC's current bylaws can be viewed here (PDF).
CACC's goal of encouraging the use of clean fuels and clean fuel vehicles in the Chicago metropolitan area is achieved through the following objectives: