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CPW recognized for advancement of alternative fuel usage

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Jennifer Satterthwaite, Public Information Coordinator for the SC Energy Office, presented Greer CPW an award for advancement of of alternative fuel usage. Receiving the honor, left to right, are: commissioner Perry Williams, City Gas Manager Bob Rhodes, Satterthwaite, commissioners Jeff Howell and Eugene Gibson.
 
 
 
 

Jim Fair

Jennifer Satterthwaite, Public Information Coordinator for the SC Energy Office, presented Greer CPW an award for advancement of of alternative fuel usage. Receiving the honor, left to right, are: commissioner Perry Williams, City Gas Manager Bob Rhodes, Satterthwaite, commissioners Jeff Howell and Eugene Gibson.

 

 

 

 

Greer Commission of Public Works was recognized as the lone recipient to be honored for advancement of alternative fuel usage.

Jennifer Satterthwaite, presented the inaugural award – Emily Hall Tremaine Local Government Energy Leadership Award – at Monday’s monthly CPW commissioners meeting.

“Your emphasis on alternative fuel usage has placed you ahead of your peers and demonstrated that you are committed to advancing alternative fuels in your community,” stated Ashlie Lancaster, Director of the South Carolina Energy Office.

The award honors local governments that have made outstanding contributions to energy conservation.

“As a result of Greer CPW’s commitment to the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel, local carbon emissions have been offset by approximately 77 metric tons (equivalent to the carbon dioxide released from using 8,664 gallons of gasoline),” Satterthwaite said. “And as an organization you have become a leader in alternative fuel usage by encouraging other businesses in the area to follow suit and begin to transition to the use of CNG in their fleets.”

Greer CPW was commended for:

• opening a public CNG fast-fill station in April 2013,

• converting 14 light duty vehicles to CNG bi-fuel,

• drivers can fill their tank in less than 5 minutes for a 20-gallon equivalent tank,

• the City of Greer, Swift Trucking, Penske Trucking, Kirby Sanitation, Wasteco, and AT&T use the Greer CPW fast-fill station.

 

 

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