Stockholm Shows Us It Can Be Done

The world’s largest ethanol bus fleet is getting even bigger. Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL), the Stockholm regional transport company is adding 85 new ethanol powered buses to their fleet.

It’s part of an ambitious goal by SL’s owner, the Stockholm County Council, to use renewable fuels in at least 50 percent of all passenger transport by 2012.  They’re already well on their way to hitting their target, having reached nearly 30 percent already.

Stockholm is setting an excellent example for the rest of the world.  They are aiming big, and following through.  Their efforts show the rest of us that it can be done.

As the EPA stalls to increase the ethanol blend rate, other countries are advancing green technologies and reducing their carbon footprint. It’s time the U.S. pushes forward with the same dedication that has been shown in Stockholm.

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