Sunday, February 3, 2008

MN Government Doubles Use of E85 Ethanol

Minnesota 150 Years E85 ethanolIt's one thing to mandates other to do something. So it's good to see that Minnesota is practicing what it preaches.

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.

What is YOUR state doing to reduce gasoline usage?

Source: MN Department of Administration

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