Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

09 Sep 2008 05:09:43

Norfolk motorists get green lessons

Norfolk motorists get green lessons
Motorists in Norfolk can take lessons on reducing their fuel consumption and cutting their carbon emissions.

A scheme run by the Norfolk County Council offers drivers courses training them to drive in an 'eco-safe' way which minimises fuel consumption.

The course claims to teach motorists techniques which can cut their fuel use by a fifth.

One coach company which sent its 28 drivers on the course reported 19.65 per cent savings on its fuel use, reports the Norwich Evening News.

Like the Energy Saving Trust, the course tells drivers to cut down unnecessary and sudden acceleration and braking.

This means motorists should anticipate having to stop at a traffic light, crossroads or roundabout and lift their foot off the accelerator instead of waiting until the last minute to apply the brakes.

Not only will teaching motorists to drive in a more fuel conscious way save them money but it could help cut down on the 22 per cent of the UK's carbon emissions which was attributed to road transport by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2006.

Discussion Thread  


Related Categories

Clicking a category below will direct you to a list of related information

Skip Navigation Links.

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. A new 'Guide to Tariff Calculation' for communal and district heating schemes has been launched...

    10 Jun 2012
  2. Wind and solar energy books Products & Services

    Wiley publishes books about the development and applications of wind and solar energy. Contact us...

  3. Click-On Logistics worked with Culina to define and measure their Carbon Footprint.

  4. Camco Organisations

    The Camco Group is a pioneering business with an outstanding track record...

  5. The UK's carbon emissions were reduced by two per cent last year, which may be the result of...

    28 Mar 2008

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.