Police agencies can save fuel, reduce emissions, save money by 'going green'

By Joe Koenig, Chicago Tribune. 

Law enforcement agencies are often the largest consumers of fuel in municipal fleets. Police fleets at both the state and local levels can reduce fuel costs and improve their environmental footprint by using alternative fuels.

Today, in an effort to assist police agencies to improve fuel efficiency, three Clean Cities coalitions from the Midwest region teamed up with Advanced VTech of Buffalo Grove to host a Police Alternative Fuel Summit. Chicago Area Clean Cities, South Shore Clean Cities (Northern Indiana), and Wisconsin Clean Cities hosted the summit at Advanced VTech's vehicle care facilities. The summit focused on the use of alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane to power police vehicles.