Monday, 6 December 2010

Camden has become the first council in the UK to launch a fleet of vehicles powered entirely by renewable energy

The 15-strong fleet operates on compressed biomethane gas, which reduces
both CO2 and nitrogen dioxide emissions by 60%, when compared to fossil
fuels. The gas was produced from organic waste manufactured from a landfill site in
Surrey. The vans will be supported by a newly upgraded refuelling station at Camden
Transport Service, in King's Cross. Camden is also launching London's first free electric charging point for
commercial vehicles, which generates some of its energy from the refuelling
station's solar panels. Camden Council's cabinet member for sustainability, councillor Angela Mason,
said: "I am delighted to launch this innovative fleet. "It is incredible to think that just one tonne of this special fuel can
power a 44-tonne heavy goods vehicle for an entire week. ]

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