Apr 18, 2019

City of Oakland Drives Environmental Progress with New Renewable Diesel Model

In a huge step forward for sustainability and environmentally-friendly investment, the City of Oakland and its vehicle fuel provider, Neste, announced Thursday a new model for providing fuel for City vehicles: gathering raw material such as cooking oil from Oakland’s own businesses, processing that material into renewable diesel, and using that renewable diesel to operate City vehicles.


The City of Oakland is committed to leading Oakland's progress in becoming a more sustainable city – a community in which all people have the opportunity to pursue safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, now and into the future.

Protecting a clean and ecologically healthy environment; growing a strong economy brimming with opportunity; and fostering a safe, equitable and vibrant community are all critical components of this vision.

Our award-winning sustainability efforts rely on a collaborative approach emphasizing balanced continuous improvement.