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Community-driven renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle fuel project is first to harness landfill gas in Louisiana

On March 1, 2012, at the St. Landry Parish landfill, the Town of Washington (Beggs), Louisiana, opened a fueling station to supply its municipal fleet with landfill gas-derived RNG fuel. This is the first RNG vehicle fuel project in Louisiana, and it was inspired and guided by the community’s leaders… 
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Ribbon cutting ceremony held for St. Landry Parish Landfill Gas Station

BATON ROUGE – Today, representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, as well as other state and local officials, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the St. Landry Parish landfill to commemorate the opening of its landfill gas fueling station. The event was hosted by the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District.
Katry Martin, Executive Director of the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District, spoke at the event, which was held at the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District’s Landfill Gas Fueling Station at 417 Solid Waste Road in Washington.
The event celebrated the opening of St. Landry’s new landfill gas fueling station, followed by a tour of their fleet of eco-friendly compressed landfill gas powered vehicles. The station is the only one in Louisiana and only one of a handful of landfill gas fueling stations operating in the United States. The project was made possible through funding from GT Environmental Finance through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and EmPower Louisiana Transportation Efficiency and Alternative Fuels Grant Program Administration by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

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 Circuit of The Americas™ provides update on sustainability initiatives

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 14, 2012) – Circuit of The Americas today provided an update on a number of sustainability initiatives…..

Carbon Reductions: Emissions associated with the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX will be reduced by two projects.

Local non-profit TreeFolks developed an urban forestry program, in part to address the Circuit’s needs, that will sequester carbon by planting trees and conserving tall grass areas. Circuit of The Americas worked closely with the City of Austin’s Climate Protection Program to develop this project.

The other project is a Climate Action Reserve certified project that involves the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions related to an industrial plant in Baytown, Texas. Austin based GT Environmental Finance facilitated the Circuit’s participation in this project.

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