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    In August 2007, Stockholm will become the second European city after London to introduce a congestion charge. Sweden’s new Alliance government made the decision following a successful seven-month trial in 2006, which reduced CO2 emissions by 14% or 25,000 tons annually, and traffic by 22% or 100,000 passengers/per day. Revenue raised from the reintroduced congestion charge should partly fund a new bypass road, 'Förbifart Stockholm', and inner city traffic improvements.

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    Stockholm has the highest percentage of clean vehicles in Europe. Not only are its City fleets well on the way to being 100% clean by 2010, but thanks to City and federal incentives the citizens of Stockholm are also going green at a fast rate, with 30,000 vehicles or 5% of all vehicles now either hybrid or using biofuels.
    By removing market barriers, the City has helped create a boom in the sales of ethanol, hybrid and biogas cars. The City’s commitment to expanding the use of biofuels has had profound effect on CO2 emissions – for example, the use of E5 has reduced more than 100,000 tons CO2 annually.

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    Seoul's Weekly No Driving Day program is improving air quality, congestion and saving energy. Every year, two million cars stay off the road – decreasing traffic volume by 3.7%. CO2 vehicle emissions are being reduced by 10% - a total of 2 million tons of CO2, delivering annual savings of $50 million USD in fuel costs. The improved air quality is also improving the health of residents, saving the City millions annually. The program works because it is applied during weekdays, which encourages people to use alternate modes of transport to and from work.

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    San Francisco is an established leader in low emission transport; it has one of the largest clean air municipal fuel fleets in the country. San Francisco’s accomplishments in the area of greening fleet vehicles include:

    • More than half of the city’s Municipal Railway (MUNI) fleet, consisting of buses and light rail, is comprised of zero-emission vehicles
    • More than 700 cleaner air vehicles (compressed natural gas, hybrid, electric)
    • More than 50 heavy duty vehicles on bio-fuel
    • 160 taxicabs are low-emission vehicles
    • Demonstration of 2 Honda FCX hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles through a lease arrangement - this vehicle technology produces no emissions other than pure water
    • 25 fire trucks and ambulances are currently running on biodiesel.
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