With roots tracing back to early public concern about urban smog and air quality issues, Westport Fuel Systems is now powering the shift to affordable, sustainable and efficient transportation solutions that both mitigate climate change and clean the air. We’re also committed to maintaining high standards of environmental stewardship in our operations, including reducing our own carbon footprint. In connection with our ESG strategy, we are taking a deeper look at potential climate-related mitigation activities.
During 2020, we were able to reduce our Scope 1 emissions by 39.35% and our Scope 2 emissions by 21.43% for a total of 1,539 tonnes CO2-equivalent, a reduction equivalent to removing 471 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles from service or preventing 655,623 litres of gasoline from being consumed.
Overall energy intensity declined by 17.85% and GHG intensity by 20.54% compared to 2019. While this was largely due to reduced consumption from COVID-19 related facility closures and increased working from home requirements, we also saw reduced intensities as a result of site-based projects targeting reduced energy consumption and GHG emitting.
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A significant confirmation for renewable natural gas playing an important role in the overall energy mix for transportation moving forward. The focus on reducing carbon will continue to bring renewable natural gas solutions to the spotlight.
Amazon.com Inc has ordered hundreds of trucks that run on compressed natural gas as it tests ways to shift its U.S. fleet away from heavier polluting trucks.
Swedish truck maker Volvo said it’s seeing hauliers and transport buyers moving towards refrigerated liquefied gas as a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative to diesel.
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG has emerged as the highest selling natural gas vehicle in the country, as this greener and safer factory-fitted CNG model has surpassed 300,000 units in sales.
While much attention has shifted to the potential for battery-electric or hydrogen vehicles, another technology with a vast infrastructure — renewable natural gas — is gaining traction among fleet managers.