South Carolina's Clean Cities Coalition
The Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition (PCF) is an initiative of the Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office. PCF works to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in South Carolina. PCF is part of the Clean Cities program, one of nearly 100 designated coalitions in the United States. The US Department of Energy (DOE) approved the application for PCF's designation in 2003, recognizing the commitment of our stakeholders to building an alternative fuels market in South Carolina as a statewide coalition in 2004.
PCF strives to help public and private entities, as well as individuals, lower fuel costs, improve air quality, and reduce petroleum consumption. PCF also promotes idle reduction, fuel economy measures, vehicle miles traveled reductions, and bicycle and pedestrian efforts.
is a locally based, voluntary public/private partnership coordinated by DOE. DOE developed this program in order to promote energy use in the transportation sector that is clean, safe, less dependent upon foreign sources, and sustainable. Clean Cities builds on local initiatives and partnerships as well as nationwide networks to achieve its goals. By combining local decision-making with voluntary action by partners, this grassroots community action group seeks to create effective programs that will combine for a sustainable nationwide alternative fuels market.
The Governor has declared a state of emergency in South Carolina.