Consider the Alternatives:

Written by Pierre Schexneider M. Ed.

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In addition, because all vehicles affectrepparttar environment directly (tailpipe emissions) and indirectly (howrepparttar 145266 fuel is produced and brought to market),repparttar 145267 labels on used AFVs advise consumers to comparerepparttar 145268 environmental costs of driving an AFV to driving a gasoline-powered vehicle.

Alternative Fuels: Amongrepparttar 145269 fuels covered byrepparttar 145270 Fuel Rating Rule andrepparttar 145271 Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Rule are methanol, ethanol, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gases, hydrogen, coal derived liquid fuels, and electricity. For example, methanol is an odorless, clear liquid produced from natural gas, coal, or biomass resources, such as crop and forest residues. It usually is sold as a blend of 85 percent methanol and 15 percent gasoline. Ethanol, a liquid produced from grain or agricultural waste, usually is sold as a blend of 85 percent denatured ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The labels for these fuels are orange to distinguish them from gasoline octane labels, which are yellow. They must be placed onrepparttar 145272 fuel dispenser so that they are fully visible to consumers.

Gasoline labels tell yourepparttar 145273 octane rating. Alternative fuel labels describerepparttar 145274 fuel and its principal component(s). The rating for an alternative fuel - other than electricity - isrepparttar 145275 commonly used name ofrepparttar 145276 fuel andrepparttar 145277 amount of its principal component, expressed as a minimum percentage. For electric vehicle fuel dispensing systems,repparttar 145278 fuel rating is a common identifier - such as electricity - andrepparttar 145279 system's kilowatt capacity, voltage, whetherrepparttar 145280 voltage is alternating or direct current, amperage, and whetherrepparttar 145281 system is conductive or inductive.

Considerrepparttar 145282 Alternatives: Why consider switching to alternative fueled vehicles or alternative fuels? According torepparttar 145283 Department of Energy, emissions fromrepparttar 145284 200 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads - mostly hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide - account for about 50 percent of all air pollution and more than 80 percent of urban air pollution. Driving alternative fueled vehicles could reducerepparttar 145285 level of vehicle emissions, and choosing domestically produced alternative fuels - instead of imported oil - could help reducerepparttar 145286 trade deficit, create jobs, and promote economic activity. Atrepparttar 145287 same time, you should be aware that some alternative fuels have a lower energy content than gasoline. On a gallon for gallon basis, some do not allow consumers to travel as many miles as they could in a vehicle powered with gasoline or diesel fuel. In addition, an AFV may cost more than a comparable gasoline-powered vehicle.

The good news is that you can help reduce pollution from vehicle emissions even if you don't choose an AFV or alternative fuel. If you live or work in an area where air pollution is a continuing problem, you may be able to find reformulated gasoline at local service stations. Reformulated gasoline is conventional gasoline with added oxygen. It burns more cleanly than conventional gasoline. It is required in areas withrepparttar 145288 most serious levels of ozone air pollution and is being used by choice in others.

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Pierre Schexneider is president of The Schexneider Group, LLC an E-commerce consulting business. As a consultant his research abilities have afforded him many opportunities to expand his knowledge base. For gas saving tips please visit:

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Water contamination - the enemy of your automotive air tools

Written by Jason Miller

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Water condenses and builds up inrepparttar air hoses and then travels to your air tool. Also, on a cold winter morningrepparttar 145265 water that has accumulated in your air lines will freeze and cause even more damage. Frozen water can break loose and damage your tools or even blockrepparttar 145266 air flow inrepparttar 145267 line. The solution to this problem is install a water filter in your air hose. A good place to put it is midway down your air hose. There it will be out ofrepparttar 145268 way when use your impact wrench under your car and you are trying to get into a tight space. A small investment in a water filter will go a long to prolongrepparttar 145269 life of your expensive air tools.

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