Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has rolled out the City’s fossil fuel-free, primary collection fleet. The “Green Fleet” will be made up of close to 200 contractor trucks powered by electricity, renewable natural gas and renewable diesel. The Green Fleet, which includes 91 Waste Management trucks powered by renewable natural gas (RNG) – gas from garbage – will further establish Seattle as a model for US cities in combating climate change.
“Meeting our 2050 carbon-neutral goal will require creative thinking from every corner of our City. Our new Green Fleet at Seattle Public Utilities is another example of Seattle leading the world and taking bold action to protect our communities from the impacts of climate change,” said Mayor Jenny A. Durkan. “Vehicle emissions are the City’s number one contributor to our greenhouse gas emissions.”
By NGV Global News