The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York has set clear, aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that would make the city a national leader in mitigating climate change.
   
  "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" is a well-known causality dilemma in which many argue the order of occurrence between cause and effect. The same discussion rings true today in many forms of business, especially hydrogen fuel technologies for
 
  Natural gas is much better suited for pickups and other large vehicles than electrification.
   
  Given the CO2 emissions intensity of natural gas is 25 per cent lower than gasoline or diesel fuel, the emissions reduction from switching a large portion of the country’s vehicle fleet to natural gas would be dramatic.
 
  The year 2022 looms large over alternative and clean fuel industries participating in the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS). But not for the reason one might initially think.
   
  Among the factors that pulled down oil prices were not just the great recession, U.S. production and the Saudi Iran market share tussle but the immense stock piles and production of U.S. gas from fracking.
 
   
       
   
       
 
     
 
  We operate today in a competitive market where, at present, oil prices are low and greenhouse gas regulations for vehicles are limited. However, this will change soon, so savvy fleet owners should be taking a serious look at what NGVs have to offer now.
   
  Americans want natural gas to heat their homes, warm their water and cook their food because it is comfortable and affordable. More homes and businesses use clean natural gas today than ever before and the numbers continue to increase.
 
  What do Walmart, Toyota, Hyundai, FedEx, Lowe’s, and many other well-known companies have in common? They have either pursued or have implemented hydrogen fuel technologies in order to reduce their carbon footprint and improve energy efficiencies.
   
  Nearly 40 years ago, OPEC nations met and brought America to her knees overnight. Long gasoline lines. Gasoline prices skyrocketed. Crippling economic conditions. Nearly two generations have passed since then.
 
  Maybe you haven’t heard of biogas, but it has the potential to replace a quarter of the United States’ annual diesel use. Originating as organic waste, the fuel is not only environmentally efficient, but also proves that one man’s trash really is another’
   
  I’m talking about natural gas as a transportation fuel: cheap, clean abundant natural gas. And I’m talking about U.S. energy independence, balanced budgets, jobs, trade and the environment.
 
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