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Argument: Natural gas vehicles reduce emissions, fight global warming

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International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV) Secretary-General Dr Garth Harris - "Government policy makers around the world are becoming increasingly aware and supportive of the contribution NGVs are making to the environment as well as to the reduction of Greenhouse gases"[1]

IANGV past president Dr Jeffrey Seisler (also executive director of the European Natural Gas Vehicle Association) - Increased use of natural gas vehicles will reduce global warming emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxides by 20 to 25% over present best-available petrol- engined cars and light duty vehicles.Seisler says there is no easy solution to global warming, just as there is no easy solution to local air pollution...NGVs are one part of a package of measures that will be needed to achieve the Kyoto targets. Implementation of NGVs at the scale required to achieve the targets requires the support of Governments, oil and gas companies, and private sector investment. NGVs make good commercial sense with the incentives that many Governments are giving for Greenhouse gas reductions.[2]

"Natural Gas Vehicles. The Clean Way to Go with a Domestic Fuel". Washington - As the nation looks for ways to reduce air pollution from vehicles, natural gas is the ideal environmental alternative to gasoline. For starters, natural gas is clean. (It's the same clean-burning natural gas that you use to cook or heat your home.) Vehicles fueled with natural gas can dramatically reduce emissions of carbon monoxide and reactive hydrocarbons-which interact with sunlight to produce ozone, the principal component of smog. Natural Gas Vehicles also reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, the principal "greenhouse" gas.

"Emission Control". ITT. - Compared with their petroleum-powered counterparts, natural gas vehicles greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The exhaust created from natural gas contains 70 percent less carbon monoxide, nearly 90 percent less nitrogen oxide and non-methane organic gas, and virtually no particulate matter. Today, there are more than 5 million natural gas vehicles worldwide, and more than 50 companies are currently building cleaner-burning cars, light-duty trucks, forklifts, railway engines and lawnmowers. While that still represents less than one percent of all vehicles on – and off – the road, the number of natural gas vehicles, especially in the area of fleet cars and public transportation taxis and buses, has been rising in recent years. And ITT fuel regulators designed for the alternate fuel market have played an important part in advancing the cause.

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