LOUISVILLE, KY - The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition recognized 12 fleets for their efforts in improving the environmental performance of their vehicles fleets by reducing petroleum fuel use through its Green Fleets of the Bluegrass program.
According to the coalition's website, the following fleets' accomplishments are:
- Breathitt County Board of Education - Increased bus fuel efficiency by 2.6 miles per gallon in eight hybrid buses. Four more have been ordered.
- Jefferson County Public Schools - Utilizes 32 hybrid-electric school buses and has 18 more on order.
- Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection - Operates 20 hybrid vehicles and aims for a 30-percent improvement in fuel economy of fleet by 2015, and 50-percent improvement by 2025, based on the Governor's 2007 Energy Plan.
- Kentucky Division of Fleet Management - Almost a quarter of the division's 4,600 vehicles are either hybrid or are using E-85 or biodiesel; also adopted Governor's plan.
- Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government - Operates 175 vehicles using B-5 biodiesel and 73 hybrid vehicles.
- Louisville Regional Airport Authority - A quarter of ground vehicles use B-5 biodiesel, and vehicles are subject to anti-idling requirements.
- Mammoth Cave National Park - Utilizes 100 percent alternative fuels and technologies in the fleet, including biodiesel, propane, E-10, and E-85.
- Mercer Transportation Company - 2,000 diesel trucks have strict speed control guidelines and anti-idling guidance.
- Murray State University - 29 percent of 280-vehicle fleet uses E-85, E-10, or B-20 biodiesel.
- Transit Authority of River City - 10 percent of bus fleet operates on hybrid diesel, increasing to 15 percent in 2012.
- UPS - 40 percent of the off-road fleet uses electricity, propane, and B-5 biodiesel, and 25 hybrid electric delivery trucks are on the road in Kentucky.
- Waste Management of Kentucky - 70 percent of refuse collection trucks will be operating on compressed natural gas (CNG), and first two CNG fueling stations will open in early 2012.
For more information, visit the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition website.