Oct. 14, 2020

Solar Energy Powers Natural Gas Refuse Trucks in Connecticut (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video segment Solar Energy Powers Natural Gas Refuse Trucks in Connecticut, which aired on Oct. 14, 2020.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to Connecticut's USA Waste and Recycling and an innovative way at tackling the issues of trash and a cleaner environment. Working with the Capital Clean Cities of Connecticut team, the firm built the nation’s first solar powered compressed natural gas fueling station in East Windsor. It fuels about one hundred of their alternative fuel CNG powered refuse trucks every day.

FRANK ANTONACCI: It’s an incredible collaboration of two green technologies into something that really works for this business and our communities.

JOHN DAVIS: Compared to older diesel engines, the CNG powered trucks produce nineteen thousand pounds less nitrous oxides each year. And as far as particulate matter 2.5 the trucks emit 50 percent less compared to diesel, giving everyone in the constitution state cleaner air to breathe.

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