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Monday, 24 April 2017 09:11

NPU renews commitment to Alternative Fuel Vehicles for Earth Day 2017

 

Norwich Public Utilities marks Earth Day 2017 (April 22) by renewing its commitment to Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and releasing the results of the Norwich Clean Cities program for 2016.

“For more than 20 years, alternative fuel vehicles have been a source of great pride for NPU and we look forward to many more years of AFVs in our fleet,” said John Bilda, General Manager of NPU. “Our continued use of this technology, which continues to evolve, has been good for our our community and the environment.”

In 2016, 38 NPU vehicles, using both biodiesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuels were responsible for the avoided use of 26,652 gallons of gasoline and a reduction of 40.7 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

NPU also dispensed nearly 100,000 gallons of CNG at its fueling stations on North Main Street and West Town Streets and at its headquarters on South Golden Street. The use of this fuel was responsible for the avoided use of nearly 93,000 gallons of gasoline and a reduction of 119.8 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

NPU serves as the host agency for the Norwich Clean Cities program, a coalition of 29 public and private entities in New London and Windham Counties.

In 2016, the coalition was responsible for the avoided use of 391,066 gallons of gasoline, through the use of alternative fuel vehicles, electric and plug-in vehicles, hybrid vehicles and reductions in vehicle miles travelled, such as carpooling and mass transportation. These collective efforts reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by more than 3,000 tons.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program promotes the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders from both the public and private sector to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements and emerging transportation technologies.

 

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