Minnesota state government agencies more than doubled their use of E85 fuel in 2007 according to a new report from the the MN Department of Administration.
State agencies last year purchased 412,483 gallons of E85 from retailers, nearly a 250 percent increase over the 165,526 gallons bought in 2006.
In 2004, Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed an executive order to have state government reduce its on-road fleet's use of gasoline 25 percent by 2010 and 50 percent by 2015; and petroleum-based diesel fuel 10 percent by 2010 and 25 percent by 2015.
Minnesota is working toward these reductions through a combination of increased use of agricultural fuels, increased fuel efficiency of the state fleet by purchasing hybrid and more fuel-efficient vehicles and increased use of electronic government activities.
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Source: MN Department of Administration
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