A group of Pacific Northwest businesses and nonprofits recently launched the Northwest Alliance for Clean Transportation.
The alliance is dedicated to helping the region reduce harmful pollutants and greenhouse-gas emissions by encouraging the use of natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
“Natural gas vehicles offer a practical and cost-effective solution to some of our most severe air-quality problems,” says Connor Reiten, the group’s director of policy and operations. “This technology is a ready-made solution, and we need to get the word out to businesses and policymakers that this can make a big and immediate difference.”
Alliance members include utilities Puget Sound Energy, NW Natural, Avista and FortisBC. They are joined by nonprofits Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities, the American Biogas Council and Natural Gas Vehicles for America.