Grand Opening for the City of Greensboro’s first Compressed Natural Gas fueling station

 

What:  

The City of Greensboro is hosting a Grand Opening for its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and vehicles. The City is also unveiling two new CNG recycling trucks that are ready to be put into operation.

CNG vehicles help increase energy security and independence. According to the US Department of Energy, 85% of the CNG in use in the US today is domestically produced. CNG vehicles also demonstrate an 80 percent reduction in ozone-forming emissions.

 

When:

Friday, June 29, 2012, 10 am

 

Where:

City of Greensboro Field Operations Department,

401 Patton Ave., Greensboro, NC 27406

 

At 10 am on Friday, June 29, the City will debut Compressed Natural Gas vehicles for Greensboro’s Solid Waste Collection Division. With those vehicles, the City is also unveiling Greensboro’s first municipal compressed natural gas refueling station. To mark this occasion, we would like to invite you to be a part of the festivities.

 

Who:

Congressman Brad Miller, Representative Pricey Harrison, Mayor Robbie Perkins and Senator Gladys Robinson are each scheduled to speak at the event.

North Carolina Congressional delegates, Greensboro City Council members, representatives from the State of North Carolina, the Triangle J Council of Governments, the North Carolina Solar Center/NC State University and City staff will be on hand for the event.

Greensboro’s CNG program is part of the “Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative”, a project led by Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG), with  $12 million in  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Initiative provides for major expansion of alternative fuel vehicles and refueling infrastructure through the collaboration of Triangle Clean Cities Coalition /Triangle J Council of Governments (COG) and the N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University.

 

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