Earlier this year, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen created the Alternative Fuels Working Group to develop an alternative-fuel strategy for the Volunteer State. Now he's announced the specifics of an initiative based on the group's recommendations. Bredesen is proposing a $4 million budget to fund the initiative. He wants increased availability of biodiesel and ethanol with 70 more outlets. He's also encouraging local governments to use alternative fuels in their fleets. Since the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is in the state, Bredesen will support efforts by the lab and University of Tennessee to improve the biofuel production process. Other points in the plan include investing in feedstock processing and emphasizing education and outreach programs.

[Source: Gov. Phil Bredesen]

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