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News Release: Web Sites Show Petroleum Reduction Options

Oct. 25, 2007

Handy new tools on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) redesigned Web sites for the Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) and the Clean Cities Program allow fleet managers and communities to make informed choices among strategies for reducing petroleum use.

The resources are located on the AFDC and Clean Cities Web sites, which are developed and managed by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

The Web sites provide a one-stop resource for valuable information about alternative fuels and vehicles, hybrid vehicles, idle reduction, and other strategies.  They include on-line tools to find fueling stations for ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, propane, and other alternative fuels anywhere in the U.S., (Alternative Fueling Station Locator), identify incentives and laws for alternative fuels and vehicles in any state (State & Federal Incentives & Laws), or find and compare alternative fuels and hybrid vehicles.

The AFDC and its Web site are a comprehensive resource for information on alternative fuels and vehicles.  The Fleet Experiences section contains information from fleets which have used alternative fuels.

Using alternative fuels can have significant economic and environmental benefits for fleets and the driving public, and can also help reduce our nation’s dependence on imported petroleum.

Clean Cities is part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program.  The program addresses the challenge of moving the United States away from the infrastructure and practices that contribute to dependence on imported petroleum and toward energy independence and security. In support of this challenge, Clean Cities assists the nation in meet­ing its objectives for renewable and alternative fuels use. To find out more about the Clean Cities program, visit Clean Cities.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by Midwest Research Institute and Battelle.

—Gary Schmitz