The Green Driver Project targets high school driver education classes on the environmental impact of driving. The classroom presentation -- by a DHEC staff member -- centers on used oil recycling, air and water issues, energy conservation and litter prevention. To have a Green Driver Project presentation in your classroom, e-mail or call 1-800-768-7348.
The Green Driver Project: Roads Scholar Poster is available as well .
To request a printed copy, call 1-800-768-7348.
Vehicles are a major source of air pollution in the United States. When, where, how and why you drive all play an important role in protecting air quality. By taking actions to reduce the amount of fuel you use, you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, lessen the nation's dependence on foreigh oil and save money. Here are some suggestionson how you can be a Green Driver. View the Green Driver Project: Roads Scholar Poster to learn more.
The U. S. Department of Energy officially recognizes this list of alternative fuels:
- Alcohols - ethanol and methanol.
- Compressed natural gas (CNG) - natural gas under high pressure.
- Electricity - stored in batteries.
- Hydrogen - a very special type of gas.
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) - natural gas that is very, very cold.
- Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) (also called propane) - hydrocarbon gases under low pressure.
- Liquids made from coal - gasoline and diesel fuel that doesn't come from petroleum.
- Biodiesel - a lot like diesel fuel, but made from plant oil or animal fat.
This Web page was last updated on July 23, 2013.