Alliance offers consumers tips to offset higher gasoline prices
provided by Alliance to Save Energy
As gasoline prices accelerate, leading into the busy spring and summer driving season, the Alliance to Save Energy examines the causes and solutions and offers tips to drivers to lower their total gasoline costs.
Higher gasoline prices are a combination of greater dependence on foreign oil, a decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to reduce oil production, increased summer demand for gasoline, and the increase of fuel inefficient SUVs and light trucks, on US roads today, notes the Alliance.
We will not solve the energy crisis by drilling alone. There's more 'oil' in Detroit and Washington, D.C. than in other countries, stated Alliance President David M. Nemtzow pointing to what automakers and Congress can do, SUVs and light trucks must be more fuel efficient and come under the same efficiency standards as cars.
To help consumers deal with the price hikes, the Alliance to Save Energy has these Power$mart tips for consumers that improve fuel economy and decrease total gasoline bills: