From Climate Progress
The US Governemnt is rolling out a new partnership with corporate giants like AT&T, UPS and PepsiCo to reduce their fleets’ oil use with hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative fuels and other steps that trim oil consumption.
The Governments second high-profile energy event this week – and other appearances by administration energy officials – signal a White House push to seize control of the issue as rising oil and gasoline prices loom as a political threat.
It’s also the type of program the administration can launch under its existing authorities at a time when Capitol Hill action on energy legislation is a question mark.
Transforming big commercial fleets – which together have several million vehicles – provides a major opportunity to cut gasoline and diesel demand, according to the White House and other advocates of alternative vehicles and fuels.
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