Minnesota state agencies are on pace to purchase close to 1 million gallons of E85 in 2010, meaning nearly one-fifth of the retail fuel bought by the agencies is now a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

Today, Sean Slone and I release our latest report, Green Transportation.  The report highlights several initiatives states are taking to green-up their transportation system, including developing alternative fuels and electric vehicle infrastructure, as well as adopting policies that seek to reduce the overall number of vehicles on the road.

Green transportation - transportation that produces less greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline—is needed to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on foreign oil. State and local governments are updating vehicle fleets to greener forms of transportation.

Suggested State Legislation: Kentucky legislative staff report that over the past few years, the Kentucky General Assembly has made great strides in formulating and enacting a comprehensive energy policy for Kentucky that focuses on reducing dependence on foreign oil by encouraging the development of alternative energy resources, and by encouraging energy conservation through the implementation of strategies focused on reducing energy demand.