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    Biofuel Facts for the Road: The Energy Department and Your Gasoline Pump

    December 18, 2014 2:08 PM

    Before you hit the road to visit relatives or friends this holiday season, you’ll probably stop at the gas station to fuel up. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office invests in research and development to help commercialize biofuels—liquid fuels produced from plant sources—to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, build the economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While you’re at the gas pump, pay attention to a few things. There are several biofuel options already available to you today, and the Energy Department is working to bring other second-generation biofuel options to a pump near you.

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  • Dr. Judy Genshaft, the University of South Florida's president, welcomes attendees to the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Ceremony. | Photo courtesy of the Clean Cities Coalition.
    Tampa Bay Designated as the Newest Clean Cities Coalition

    November 21, 2014 1:36 PM

    This week, Clean Cities welcomed another major partner in the effort to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum – the brand-new Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition. Through its network of nearly 100 coalitions across the country, the Energy Department’s Clean Cities program brings together stakeholders to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, reduce idling, and improve fuel economy.

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