Wednesday, February 13, 2013

North Carolina Cuts Fossil Fuel Use by 19.9%

Universities and other state government agencies have cut their use of fossil fuels in vehicles by 19.9% since 2004, according to an analysis by the Clean Transportation Program at N.C. State University’s Solar Center. Much of the reduction has been due to a switch from diesel fuel to B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel fuel and 80% traditional diesel, and E10, a blend of traditional gasoline and 10% ethanol, for state vehicles. About half of the reductions are due to more efficient use of existing fuels and conservation. The Solar Center estimated those savings at $8 million annually. Read more »