NYC bus fleet will lower emissions with renewable natural gas
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been contracted by New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to provide its Redeem™ renewable natural gas to power the MTA’s 800 natural gas transit buses. Switching to Redeem will help the nation’s largest transit fleet reduce the carbon footprint of its buses.
“The MTA is a prime example of a major transit agency recognizing the environmental benefits and financial value of renewable natural gas,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy. “We’re pleased to support their efforts by supplying low-carbon fuel option that will help improve air quality and fight climate change in the region.”
The multi-year agreement for an estimated 25 million gallons of Clean Energy’s Redeem™ renewable natural gas will reduce greenhouse gas emissions annually by 25,351 metric tons—the equivalent of removing 5,477 gasoline cars from the road, planting 419,184 trees, and recycling 8,623 tons of landfill waste.
“We applaud the MTA for taking bold action to improve the environment by choosing to fuel their transit busses with renewable natural gas,” Johannes Escudero, CEO and executive director, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. “The air quality and greenhouse gas benefits of MTA’s purchase of renewable natural gas have the potential to be multiplied many times over with the passage of a New York Clean Fuels Program, a policy proposal that is designed to incentivize more fleets to choose cleaner fuels and is supported by a broad coalition of environmental and business groups in the state.”