Agency Fuel Reduction Efforts
Executive Order 11-2009: Petroleum Reductions
Executive Order 11-2009 states that agencies must take reasonable actions to reduce their use of petroleum by 20% or 2,091,000 gallons by July 1, 2012 when compared to fiscal year 2008 levels. With that reduction the fleet's carbon emissions impact would be cut by about 42.7 Million Pounds/CO2.
In FY2008, Agencies consumed approximately 10.5 million gallons of petroleum fuels in fleet with resulting carbon emissions of about 213.7 Million Pounds/CO2.
Fiscal year 2012 data updates these agency consumption numbers and shows promising trends in petroleum reduction efforts. Click here for total fuel uses for each fiscal year by agency.
The data shows a total fuel net reduction from FY2008 to FY2011 with significant reductions in internal fuel use. Despite the progress, partly supported by vigorous efforts during July 2011's "Petroleum Reduction Month", more work is needed to reduce petroleum use.
Strategies for Reducing Petroleum Use
- Eliminating travel miles
- Using travel alternatives such as webinar and videoconferencing
- Using more efficient means for essential travel including mass transit/trains
- Car pooling and using more fuel efficient vehicles such as hybrids, and smaller, lighter vehicles fitted to the work task
- Maximizing use of non-petroleum fuels in fleet such as E85 and Biodiesel
Promoting Non-Petroleum Fuels in State Travel
E85, Flexible Fueled Vehicles
- E85 fuel is an attractive green alternative to petroleum that can help agencies reach new fuel standards.
- Before using an E85, flexible fueled fleet vehicle explore this map of E85 stations that accept the state's commercial fleet card.
- Please also review Frequently Asked E85 Questions before using an E85 fleet vehicle.