The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) manages several programs designed to fulfill the requirements of the original and amended versions of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) that regulate and guide specific types of fleets with the goal of reducing the United States’ petroleum consumption.
EERE’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) implements the EPAct Alternative Fuel Transportation Program. This compliance program works with covered fleets – which include certian state and alternative fuel provider fleets (e.g., utilities) – to reduce petroleum consumption and increase the use of alternative fuels.
EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program runs the Sustainable Federal Fleets program, which helps federal government fleets fulfill their petroleum reduction, alternative fuel use, and greenhouse gas emission requirements under EPAct and more recent Executive Orders.
VTO also manages a voluntary alternative fuels program, Clean Cities, which supports local actions by alternative fuel stakeholders to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. Clean Cities brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to increase the use of alternative and renewable fuels and fuel efficiency measures that help both regulated and non-regulated entities minimize their use of petroleum. The federal government does not regulate the use of alternative fuels or petroleum reduction in private or local / regional government fleets.