What do Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia Environmental Services have in common? Each company has been added to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets Partnership, a public-private venture that assists the country’s largest fleet operators reduce the amount of gas and diesel they spend nationwide.
“As part of [President Obama’s] approach to reducing fuel costs for helps American consumers and businesses, the National Clean Fleets Partnership leading U.S. companies reduce their fuel use, save money, and become models for fleets across the national to improve their efficiency,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
As part of the National Clean Fleets Partnership, the Department of Energy provides each participating company with specialized resources, technical expertise, and help developing a strategy to reduce fuel use.
Of the new inductees, the Solid Waste division of Veolia Environmental Services is planning to reduce petroleum use and emissions through alternative fuels and hybridization. They are well on their way to success with four CNG fueling stations and more than 100 CNG refuse-collection and support vehicles operating.
Johnson Controls plans to deliver increasingly sustainable products, services and solutions that will help its customers improve energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint.
The National Clean Fleets Partnership endeavor was formed by President Obama in April 2011. With the addition of the four companies above, the Department of Energy now has 18 corporate partners committed to adding natural gas trucks and electronic vehicles to their fleet. Other participating partners include AT&T, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon.