Republic Services Cuts GHGs with Renewable Natural Gas

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RNG Emissions reduction Chart by Coalition for RNGRepublic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. According to the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, RNG has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available transportation fuels. Read more »

NGVA Europe Study Validates Emissions Advantage of Natural Gas Fuel 

NGVA Europe Report - W-t-WGHG Intensity Chart Passenger Vehicles NGVA Europe (the European Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association) has published a study that shows natural gas reduces GHG emissions from passenger cars on a Well-to-Wheel (WtW) basis by 23% compared with petrol and by 7% compared with diesel. The study, entitled Greenhouse Gas Intensity of Natural Gas, also shows that for heavy-duty applications, benefits compared to diesel are of 16% for CNG and up to 15% for LNG. Also in the maritime sector, overall WtW benefits are up to 21% compared to conventional HFO (Heavy-Fuel-Oil) fuels. Read more »

CNG Achievers Amongst Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award Winners

MLGW CNG Station ChoctawThe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), has included three Compressed Natural Gas high achievers amongst the winners of the 2017 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. These three have separately focused on public access CNG refuelling stations, CNG-powered airport shuttle buses, and advancement of alternative fuels. Read more »

Chart Commissions First Proviridis NGV Fueling Station in France

V-Gas (Proviridis) LCNG StationChart has commissioned an in-house engineered and built fueling station for natural gas vehicles at Fos-sur-Mer, 50 km from Marseille on the Mediterranean coast and in close proximity to the city’s port district. The station is equipped with two LNG and one CNG dispensers ensuring its suitability for fueling all natural gas vehicles. Read more »

California NGV Coalition Urges LA Ports to Adopt Aggressive Clean Truck Program

CNGVC natural-gas-pickup-truckMembers of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) today urged the San Pedro Bay Ports to develop and implement an aggressive clean truck program as part of the updated 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). To accelerate the CAAP, the Coalition developed the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Now Plan, which offers a cost-effective opportunity, using proven technology, to drastically and immediately reduce emissions from the 13,000 heavy-duty trucks serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read more »

New Natural Gas Engine Lineup from Cummins Westport

CWI at ACT Expo 2017 (1)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) is introducing model year 2018 dedicated natural gas engines for regional haul truck / tractor, vocational and transit, school bus, and refuse applications. The new lineup comes with a change in names, following Cummins tradition of using B, L, and X series letters, followed by engine displacement. The letter “N” denotes engines that are fueled by natural gas. Read more »

CNG Stations Part of Fortistar’s GHG Reductions Solution

TruStar Fast-Fill CNG StationU.S. energy asset management company Fortistar, claims it avoided 2.125 million tons of GHG emissions in 2016. The company builds, owns and operates natural gas cogeneration facilities, landfill gas to energy and biomass electric generating plants and CNG fueling stations throughout the United States and Canada. Read more »

Finland Commits to Path of Renewable Natural Gas

In Finland, the government has adopted a National Energy and Climate Strategy that names biomethane (renewable natural gas (RNG)) as a key component in the implementation of ambitious energy and climate goals. The Strategy calls for increased biogas production and use in the coming years and for biogas to increasingly take a more central role as a transport fuel. Read more »

IGU Responds to World Energy Outlook 2016

IGU Logo (full)The International Gas Union (IGU) says one of the key findings of the just-released 2016 World Energy Outlook (WEO – 2016) published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), is a positive and welcome message for the gas sector. That message is: greater use of natural gas is a vital part of the transition to a low-carbon economy. The IGU urges policymakers to set clear strategies and policies that support the expanded role of natural gas in the energy mix as they look to achieve a sustainable energy future.  Read more »

IEA Sees Major Role for Natural Gas in World Energy Outlook 2016

world_energy_outlook_2016The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its 2016 edition of World Energy Outlook. IEA declares that as a result of major transformations in the global energy system that take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040. Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director, states “There is no single story about the future of global energy: in practice, government policies will determine where we go from here.” Read more »