For the year ending December 31, 2016, the Commonwealth of Virginia saw an increase in the number of tracked alternative fuel fleet vehicles by 3.39%. The current percentage of alternative fuel vehicles used in Virginia fleets is 40.55%, with a two-year average of 40.14% and a five-year average of 34.5%. All alternative fuel vehicle types exhibited growth in 2015 with the exception of propane vehicles. The total number of alternative fuel stations reported for the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2016 is 653. Of those stations, 499 are public and 154 are private stations. Although some fuel types showed no growth or negative growth, the total number of alternative fuel stations in Virginia increased by 22.98% with the addition of 122 stations.
Every year, each Clean Cities coalition submits to DOE an annual report of its activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Coalition coordinators, who lead the local coalitions, provide information and data via an online database managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The data characterize membership, funding, projects, and activities of the coalitions. The coordinators also submit data on the sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, idle-reduction initiatives, fuel economy activities, and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled. NREL and DOE analyze the data and translate them into petroleum-use and greenhouse gas reduction impacts for individual coalitions and the program as a whole. This report summarizes those impacts for Virginia Clean Cities.
This year VCC plans to advance five main goals in its annual operating plan; 1) Improve the Commonwealth’s air quality by increasing the reduction in gallons of gasoline equivalents and greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, 2) Hold events and raise awareness through outreach to reduce alternative fuel barriers year-round, 3) Serve in a leadership role for the deployment of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s alternative fuel policies and establish VCC’s role as the alternative fuel policy expert for state investments, barriers, taxes, and local governments, 4) Diversify and maintain funding sources effectively to remain revenue neutral, and 5) Enhance internal operational capacity to promote organizational growth and development.
In 2012, Virginia Clean Cities developed a strategic plan to align attention to three guiding initiatives to help ensure long-term success and sustainability. The three initiatives are: 1) Programs and Technical Solutions: We will provide the best project management, information and analysis, and forums to develop integrated and leveraged solutions to current transportation energy challenges. 2) Financial Sustainability: We will achieve an adaptable and sustainable funding model that will instill confidence in VCC leadership, staff and stakeholders, and support the long-term growth of our work. 3) Influencing: We will be an unbiased leading facilitator and influencer of the clean domestic alternative fuels and petroleum displacement conversation and efforts in the Commonwealth.
Past Annual Plans
- 2015 Annual Operating Plan
- 2014 Annual Operating Plan
- 2013 Annual Operating Plan
- 2012 Annual Operating Plan
- Clean Cities 2014 Annual Report
- Clean Cities 2013 Annual Report
- Clean Cities 2012 Annual Report
- Clean Cities 2011 Annual Report
- Virginia Alternative Fuels Report 2014
- Virginia Alternate Fuels Report 2013
- Virginia Alternate Fuels Report 2012
- Virginia Alternate Fuels Report 2011
- Virginia Alternate Fuels Report 2010