As part of the Obama administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said it will provide $4.5 billion in the Clean Cities Program to expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles. Concept papers are due to DOE by Aug. 1, with full proposals required by Oct. 1.
" It is the wave of the future."
hopefully some of that future is flying the clean energy flag....apparently not the case in columbus....
City's second CNG station 'an amazing investment'
By KEVIN PARKS
Tuesday July 22, 2014 11:08 AM
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Columbus has the largest compressed natural gas station open to the public in the Midwest and quite possibly in the entire country.
Mayor Michael B. Coleman trotted those boasts out at last week's dedication ceremony for the new CNG facility at 2333 Morse Road.
"Everybody is really excited about our second CNG station," Finance Director Paul Rakosky said before introducing Coleman, Columbus City Councilwoman Priscilla R. Tyson and Emmanuel V. Remy, president of the Northland Community Council.
City officials currently are looking for a site on the West Side for a third and final facility to fuel the growing fleet of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, as well as to sell the product to the private sector, Rakosky said.
CNG-powered garbage trucks and other vehicles save taxpayer dollars, protect the environment and employ "cutting-edge technology," Coleman said during his remarks.
The first station on Groves Road on the East Side, which opened in April 2012, has been a "phenomenal success," the mayor added.
"We are really making an impact in the country, something I'm very proud of," he said.
Compressed natural gas saves from $1.50 to $2 a gallon compared with diesel, according to the mayor.
"And we have a whole of vehicles," Coleman said.
The Groves Road facility has saved the city $600,000 in fuel costs, and about 40 percent of the fuel pumped there has been to the private sector, the mayor continued.
"So we're open for business, with the private sector buying our compressed natural gas," Coleman said.
By 2020, the city should have 440 CNG vehicles, saving nearly $2 million a year in fuel costs and reducing greenhouse gases by 10,000 tons, which the mayor said was the equivalent of getting 2,000 cars off the road.
Lucky us.....we recently got the a Steak and Shake in Times Square and of course the wildly popular Shake Shack is molded after Danny Meyers St. Louis childhood memories of steak and shake.....I like your choice !
"Weichai Westport sales after this year could move this stock an order of magnitude higher."
let me think about that for a second.....stock is 18...an order of magnitude...thats the times ten thing.....
so carry the zero.....WOW !!
Tell you what...if you are right ...dinner ...and trip on me anywhere on the planet !!
I must have missed the announcement....moron seminar in progress....
"I told you so..this may never hit $12....dead dog meat....move on to something else....."
What are the chances of you taking your own advice ??
Kenworth Truck Co. says its model T680 heavy-duty truck is now available for order with Cummins Westport Inc.'s ISX12 G natural gas engine, which can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The ISX12 G is an 11.9-liter natural gas engine that can be configured up to 400 hp and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is available for factory installation by Kenworth in the T680 daycab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper and 76-inch sleeper versions.
"The new, natural-gas-powered Kenworth T680 especially appeals to truck fleets and operators interested in low cost of operation opportunities from the effective combination of the T680's fuel-saving aerodynamics and cost-efficient natural gas fuel," says Andy Douglas, Kenworth's national sales manager for specialty markets.
The ISX12 G uses a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst and does not require a diesel exhaust fluid tank, diesel particulate filter or selective catalytic reduction technology. Kenworth works with companies such as Agility Fuel Systems, Trilogy Engineered Solutions and McNeilus to provide natural gas tanks and fueling systems.
Kenworth also offers the ISX12 G in the T660 and the T800 short hood with a 116.5-inch BBC.
Who ever said wprt vs clne ?
I would be willing to debate which is a better investment though.......
Yeah...guess you are right
Maybe it is actually good...as our partner is sure to be on its best behavior going forward
WASHINGTON — The national travel center chain Pilot Flying J has has agreed to pay a $92 million fine as part of an agreement with the federal government that will mean the company won't be prosecuted amid a probe into the company's diesel fuel rebate fraud charges.
According to the agreement with the U. S. Attorney's office and the U. S. Department of Justice announced Monday, Pilot accepted legal responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, which cost its customers more than $56 million dollars, and agreed to pay full restitution to every victim of the fraud.
"The terms of this agreement, including the significant monetary penalty and the very serious consequences if Pilot fails to comply, demonstrate quite clearly that no corporation, no matter how big, influential, or wealthy, is above the law," U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said in a news release announcing the agreement.
The agreement stems from a raid on Pilot headquarters more than 15 months ago, where investigators were looking for evidence that Pilot was involved in an ongoing scheme to short some commercial customers of rebates on fuel purchases.
"monday looks bad..heard from vancouver! big hit downward on monday..."
a few more hits like this and i can retire :)
Now If we can only get the Congress to do the right thing
aint that the mother of all "IFs" (apologies to saddam)
"Would love to see it run higher in larger chunks...."
And I would love to see Christie Brinkley riding naked on a horse