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Transportation Efficiency

Transportation is the single largest energy-user, accounting for approximately 31% of the total energy used within the Commonwealth.  As a result of the high demand, the 2010 Virginia Energy Plan proposed three paths to reduce the energy impact from transportation

  • Reduce the amount of vehicle miles traveled, increase the use of high-efficiency forms of transportation, and increase availability and use of HOV and HOT lanes;
  • Increase the efficiency of vehicles and fleets;
  • Replace imported petroleum with renewable liquid fuels

The following are resources for Virginia citizens to use for additional energy-related transportation information:

Virginia Biodiesel Environmental Compliance Primer - Virginia Department of Environmental Quality aims to acquaint the reader with the environmental regulatory obligations concerning biodiesel fuel production.

Clean Cities – Virginia Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends, and fuel economy.

Alternative Fueling Station Locater - Search the fueling station database to find stations offering compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, E85, electricity, biodiesel, hydrogen, and liquefied natural gas.

Fuel Economy – A website dedicated to providing consumers with reliable information about a vehicle’s efficiency performance standards.

Hydrogen Program – A DOE-funded project working in conjunction with various partnerships to research and evaluate hydrogen technology.