Greener driving will save you cash - Mark Hunter MP

December 17, 2008 9:42 AM
ENergy

Mark is encouraging people to become energy efficient drivers

Mark Hunter MP for the Cheadle Constituency had given the thumbs up to a ten point plan which could save motorists a large amount of cash and help save the planet.

The Energy Saving Trust's scheme lists ten easy steps to using less fuel whilst driving. Sticking to it would allow a vehicle to go 15% further on the same amount of fuel. It would also mean that much less pollution and carbon dioxide would be produced. If every driver in the Stockport Borough were to follow the 10 point plan, we would pump out up to 29,700 tonnes of CO2 less each year.

The Trust, a joint venture between Government and top private companies including BP and EDF, has found that simple measures such as inflating tyres properly can have a dramatic impact on your wallet, health and local environment. It also recommends driving away immediately, rather than idling, to let the engine warm up, and turning your engine off in a traffic jam as practical everyday ways to reap the benefits of lower fuel consumption.

Mr Hunter, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister said, "The Energy Savings Trust's list has some great ideas for saving money and the environment. They are simple ideas that could mean that you spend less on filling up the car, a bonus for everyone this Christmas.

"Becoming energy efficient drivers is not only good for our wallets but benefits the local community by reducing noxious exhaust fumes which are bad for the environment and the health of local people.

"If we all made small changes to the way we do things, we can make big savings that benefit both our community and the planet.

The list of proposals for greener, cheaper driving can be found at: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Travel

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