Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hybrid Partnership

From the Environmental News Service:

New York State and New York City jointly announced today that $6 million is available to help private and not-for-profit fleets operating in New York City to purchase new or repower vehicles with alternative fuels or advanced technologies that improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
Air in the city does not meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standards for ozone and particulate matter, more commonly known as smog and soot.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, NYSERDA, and the New York City Department of Transportation, NYC DOT, said in a joint statement that integrating alternative fuel and emission controls into fleets in New York City will reduce petroleum dependence and mitigate tailpipe emissions.
"While private fleets are a vital part of the New York City economy, innovative strategies are needed to maintain the flow of goods and services in a manner that reduces the release of harmful emissions and emboldens an alternative fuel market," said NYSERDA Chairman Vincent DeIorio.
"This program will greatly benefit the people of New York City and New York State because of the economic and environmental investments made by private fleet operators and will result in cleaner New York City air," DeIorio said.
The New York City Private Fleet Alternative Fuel/Electric Vehicle Program is a state and local partnership between the two agencies.

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