Alternative fuels & fuel efficiency

Introduction

Renewable ways to power transport include electricity (from renewables); wood gas; biodiesel (from waste cooking oil).

What to do

1. Increase the fuel efficiency of your car

Reduce the amount of fuel you burn by:

  • Following smarter driving tips to save fuel;
  • But not rushing to buy a new fuel-efficient car: any fuel efficiency benefits are likely to be dwarfed by the extremely large amount of energy needed to manufacture it;
  • And not having a 4×4 unless you live on a farm.

2. Change the fuel your car uses

Move away from fossil fuels by: