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BC Sustainable Energy Association against NGVs (cars and light-duty trucks)

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  • BC Sustainable Energy Association against NGVs (cars and light-duty trucks)

    This year, Fortis made several BCUC applications to provide natural gas fueling service to commercial vehicle fleets, and it provided incentives to heavy duty vehicle owners to buy NGVs (either compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas) instead of diesel vehicles. BCSEA cautiously supported the plan to begin to switch Waste Management’s fleet of garbage trucks from diesel to compressed natural gas. This involves a slight GHG reduction, and a considerable reduction in regular air pollution. However, we have asserted our opposition to any plan that would seek to switch cars and light-duty trucks to natural gas because we would like to see these electrified instead.

    However, Fortis’s plans to expand its NGV services have been seriously set back by a Utilities Commission’s ruling that NGV incentives cannot be made from the funds that Fortis is allowed to spend on efficiency

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    Stu Man

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    AmeriPride Services announced the receipt of the first of 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) step vans at its Vancouver branch. The companys new CNG vehicles are manufactured by Freightliner Custom Chassis and Morgan Olson with the conversion completed by Green Alternative Systems. The vehicles are powered by a General Motors 6L engine and the tanks have 52 usable gallons of capacity. In addition, FortisBC made upgrades to their local CNG fueling infrastructure in Vancouver BC. Once the new CNG trucks are incorporated into its fleet operations, AmeriPride will have a total of 36 CNG trucks, 16 propane trucks and 2 electric vehicles in operation across the company, with more to come in the upcoming year.

    Headquartered in Minnetonka, Minn., AmeriPride Services is recognized as one of the largest textile rental and supply companies in North America. Operating more than 115 production facilities and service centers throughout the United States and Canada, the company provides linen and towels, uniforms, floor mats, restroom and cleaning products to nearly 150,000 customers through rental and purchase programs.