Monday, July 5, 2010

BC gasoline consumption up 10 percent

The Sightline Institute, who researches public policy best practices for sustainability in the Cascadia region (BC, Oregon, and Washington), has released a report that looks into gasoline consumption.

In BC after a decade of decreasing fuel consumption, there was a 10% jump usage. Ironically enough, the green Olympic Games were responsible for the largest spike in fuel consumption in at least the last 30 years. According to the report, our carbon tax helped keep the fuel spike from being larger.

Download the whole report from Sightline's website.

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