Friday, December 14, 2012

DOE, NREL home alternative transportation-Web tools

Friday, December 14, 2012
The Department of energy and the national renewable energy Laboratory (NREL) recently a new instrument to fleet managers select to help you from a variety of alternative fuels and energy-efficiency strategies to reduce petroleum use, vehicle emissions and operating costs. The planning tool is an interactive Web application petroleum reduction, fleet Manager allows to assess the benefits of five alternative fuels - biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, natural gas, and propane - along with a variety of measures on energy efficiency, such as idle reduction and fuel improvements. The tool is part of the newly designed alternative fuels for the Datacenter, recognized as the go-to resource for decision makers of sustainable transportation. For the alternative fuels Data Center Web site.

Users can the petroleum reduction planning tool, options for fleet improvements through the creation of "explore what if scenarios based on solid data. As soon as a user or fleet manager measurable objectives, the desired goals to reach has made, can users save the plan to examine adjustments to make or continue to different scenarios as needed. Easy-to-understand charts and tables show annual reduction of emissions, petroleum and fuel costs. In addition, each section of the tool links to teaching materials that provide background information on the individual efficiency strategy and alternative fuels is. See NREL press release.

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