Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which provides transit services to more than four million people across the National Capital Region. The contract covers two transit stations that supply over 580 compressed natural gas (CNG) transit vehicles and represents approximately 6 million gasoline gallon equivalents per year (GGE/y).
Clean Energy also welcomes the passage of two major climate change bills in California last week. Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197, which will require the state to cut greenhouse gas levels to 40% below their 1990 levels by 2030, are both expected to be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.
“The passage of these two bills are a testament to the commitment shown by the State of California to sustain its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, President and CEO of Clean Energy. “The use of natural gas transportation fuel by medium and large size vehicle fleets can play a significant role in helping to achieve the goals laid out in these bills.”
Clean Energy has also signed additional agreements throughout the US representing a growing portfolio of natural gas fuelling.
Natural gas fuel costs less than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 21% and up to 90% with the use of renewable natural gas. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is produced in North America.
Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle
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