Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC), is a 501(c)3 organization sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. As part of the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Program, Clean Cities advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce the use of imported petroleum in transportation. Clean Cities provides tools and resources for voluntary, community centered programs to reduce consumption of petroleum-based fuels. Clean Cities builds partnerships with local and statewide organizations in the public and private sectors to adopt:
- Alternative and renewable fuels
- Idle-reduction measures
- Fuel economy and environmental improvements
- New transportation technologies, as they emerge
In 1996, the City of Fort Collins, Larimer County, City of Greeley, Weld County, Rocky Mountain National Park, various municipalities and several area businesses signed a memorandum of understanding and formed the Weld/Larimer/Rocky Mountain National Park Clean Cities Coalition. In 2001, the name was changed to Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC), and the organization transformed from a City of Fort Collins Natural Resources Department project to an incorporated, stand-alone non-profit.