Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a major provider of natural gas and fueling structures for the transportation sector, says it has been awarded a multiyear compressed natural gas (CNG) contract for Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, which provides transit services to more than 4 million people across the National Capital Region.
According to the company, the new contract covers two transit stations that supply over 580 CNG transit vehicles with natural fuel and represent approximately 6 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) per year.
Further, Clean Energy has also welcomed the passage of two major climate change bills in California last week. S.B.32 and A.B.197, which will require the state to cut greenhouse-gas levels to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, are both expected to be signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown shortly.
“The passage of these two bills are a testament to the commitment shown by the state of California to sustain its efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy. “The use of natural gas transportation fuel by medium- and large-size vehicle fleets can play a significant role in helping to achieve the goals laid out in these bills.”
Although both bills extend the California Air Resources Board’s authorities and underscore the state’s commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, neither measure specifically extends California’s cap-and-trade program, which continues to be an important source of revenue for many clean air and climate change initiatives.
Clean Energy builds and operates CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations; manufactures CNG and LNG equipment and technologies; develops renewable natural gas production facilities; and claims to deliver more CNG and LNG fuel than any other company in the U.S.