Op-Ed: Future here now with renewable natural gas

California’s leadership and its commitment to improving air quality has led to the adoption of new clean fuel technologies that have not only dramatically changed the vehicles on our state’s roads but also the air we breathe. I’ve seen first-hand how both the public and private sector have embraced the challenge to put new, clean-fuel vehicles into use.

The push to reach 100 percent renewable energy remains a lofty goal in some areas, but the 100 percent renewable energy future is already here in mass transit with today’s natural gas buses. They are more than 90 percent cleaner than the best diesel engines on the market and when powered by renewable natural gas, can actually reduce GHG emissions and operate cleaner than battery buses plugged into today’s electrical grids.

By John Drayton, appearing in Capitol Weekly.

Read more…