July 9, 2015
Natural Gas Vehicle News
An important component of this story is why addressing trucks' emissions standards is such a smart, targeted pursuit. Trucks- in this case, vehicles with at least six tires - represent fewer than 5 percent of vehicles on the road but, because they are driven longer distances at lower fuel efficiencies, consume over a quarter of all gasoline. As a result, trucks generate 22 percent of all transportation emissions, far surpassing other industry sectors like aviation, ocean vessels, and rail. Targeting this relatively small group of vehicles can have outsized effects on the country's environmental health.
The Ontario Natural Gas Alliance (ONGA) says a new study suggests Ontario can save billions of dollars in fuel costs and significantly cut greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 if the province can address long-overdue transportation issues and implement solutions that include an increased reliance on natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and electric vehicles (EVs).
In parts of California, front-row parking slots with free chargers reward electric-vehicle owners.
Meanwhile, in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, every new home comes outfitted with a "roughed in" electric line for vehicles. And in Dallas, permitting specifications for compressed natural gas allow it to be offered at convenience stores like any other fuel. Those are just three cities that are altering building codes and local laws to encourage the use of alternative transportation fuels
Fuel Price News
Americans already know about the U.S. natural gas revolution based on shale, with production up from 58 Bcf/day in 2008 to 75 Bcf/day today. This incremental increase has been so large that, if standing as its own nation, our shale gas production surge since 2008 alone would be the world's 3rd largest natural gas supplier in the world, behind Russia and the U.S. in supplies not from shale. This has enabled a huge shift in natural gas demand throughout the U.S. economy. Gas is an increasingly attractive fuel to help cut greenhouse gas emissions: gas is scalable, cleaner, cheaper, abundant, more flexible, and reliable.
Since 1900, three fossil fuel sources - petroleum, natural gas and coal - have composed at least 80 percent of the nation's energy consumption, according to the Energy Information Administration. The agency said the dominance of those three energy sources is expected to continue into the future.
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