Consumer's Report has an interesting cover story article on E-85 in their
On 9/13/06, K.S. Winans <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Conversation: ETHANOL COMES TO TALLAHASSEE
> Subject: ETHANOL COMES TO TALLAHASSEE
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> ETHANOL COMES TO TALLAHASSEE
> --Tallahassee motorists can power FlexFuel vehicles with E85-
> TALLAHASSEE ? Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to diversifying
> Florida?s energy, Governor Jeb Bush and Florida Department of
> Environmental Protection Secretary Colleen M. Castille joined
> executives from General Motors and Inland Food Stores to open the
> first public E85 ethanol pump in Florida. Located in Tallahassee,
> the pump is the first of 17 ethanol pumps to be installed by
> Inland Food Stores in North Florida during the next eight months.
> ?Securing a diverse and reliable supply of energy will reduce
> Florida's dependence on imported oil and ensure that a balanced
> mix of fuel sources and technologies are available for years to
> come,? said Governor Bush. ?The tremendous potential of ethanol to
> become a major source of transportation fuel for Florida's energy
> future will be spurred with greater public access to ethanol
> fuelling stations.?
> As part of the announcement, General Motors will promote the
> availability of ethanol fuel with dealers and the thousands of
> consumers with FlexFuel vehicles in the Tallahassee region. E85
> FlexFuel vehicles can run on any combination of gasoline including
> E85, a fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
> The use of E85 can contribute to energy independence by
> diversifying the source of transportation fuels beyond petroleum,
> and it provides positive environmental benefits in the form of
> reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
> ?We congratulate General Motors and Inland Food Stores in the
> formation of this partnership to bring renewable biofuel to
> consumers at more retail locations,? said Commissioner Charles
> Bronson, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
> ?We?re pleased that the efforts of today?s partnership will help
> provide more Florida consumers with domestically grown and
> produced fuel choices like E85.?
> Florida has one of the nation?s fastest growing populations,
> constantly increasing the demand for power and transportation
> fuel. The demand for motor vehicle transportation fuel is expected
> to grow from 28 million gallons per day to more than 32 million
> gallons per day with Florida depending almost exclusively on other
> states and nations for supplies of oil and gasoline.
> ?GM already has more than two million vehicles on the road today
> that are capable of using E85 ethanol fuel,? said Elizabeth
> Lowery, GM vice president of environment and energy. ?We
> appreciate that Inland Food Stores is joining our efforts to make
> this great fuel alternative available to people in Florida. We
> also appreciate the support of Governor Bush and the State of
> Florida as we continue to promote the use of E85 ethanol and its
> many benefits for the environment, the economy and consumers.?
> An adequate, reliable, diverse, efficient and affordable energy
> supply, coupled with a long-term commitment to energy
> conservation, is vital for maintaining Florida?s growing economy
> and quality of life.
> ?Inland is proud to offer the first retail E85 dispensers in the
> State of Florida,? Mike Harrell, President and CEO of Inland Food
> Stores. ?We operate under the motto of ?Outrageous Customer
> Service? and offering E85 is another way we can give our customers
> the choices they deserve. We are committed to making alternative
> fuel choices like E85 easily available to the public and we are
> excited to be teaming up with Governor Jeb Bush, General Motors,
> and our supply partners to promote E85?s availability and to
> increase consumer awareness.?
> Spearheaded by Governor Bush, the 2006 Florida Energy Act takes
> the first comprehensive step toward a diverse, reliable and secure
> energy future by reducing regulatory barriers to expedite electric
> generation capacity and providing rebates, grants and tax
> incentives to drive the development of alternative fuel
> technologies. The four year, $100 million plan aims to reduce
> Florida?s dependence on imported oil, spur economic growth and
> increase investment in cleaner, alternative energy sources such
> as solar, hydrogen and biofuels.
> The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) has
> also taken an aggressive approach on issues regarding the sale,
> distribution, and production of alternative and renewable fuels in
> the State of Florida. DACS has changed the definition of
> ?petroleum fuels? legislatively, allowing for the Department to
> regulate the sale and distribution of alternative fuels, such as
> E85, ensuring maximum consumer protection; adopted quality and
> labeling standards for such fuels into Department rule in June
> 2006; put forth legislation providing incentives for the
> alternative and renewable fuel business sectors, and created the
> Farm to Fuel Program.
> About GM:
> General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world?s largest automaker,
> has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years. Founded in
> 1908, GM today employs about 327,000 people around the world. With
> global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and
> trucks in 33 countries. In 2005, 9.17 million GM cars and trucks
> were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac,
> Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab,
> Saturn and Vauxhall. More information on GM can be found at
> www.gm.com <http://www.gm.com/> .
> About Inland
> Established in 1967 in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Oil
> Co., Inc., under the retail names Inland fuel and SunStop
> convenience stores, is one of the Southeast?s top-rated
> family-owned and operated convenience store chains. The company
> operates 30 convenience locations throughout Florida, Georgia, and
> Alabama. Inland prides itself on superior customer service and
> cleanliness in its stores and offers its customers the latest and
> greatest in convenient snacks, groceries and high quality fuels.
> For more information, visit www.inland-stores.com
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