Case Study: Transit
Natural gas fueled HART buses take off
Fueling Florida’s economic growth
How Peoples Gas is helping to drive Florida forward
Promoting growth and recovery Homebuyers and business owners choose natural gas for its reliability, performance, and cost savings. As our economy continues to grow stronger, natural gas gives Florida builders, developers, and architects a cost- effective fuel alternative for a large variety of applications, along with a wide range of service options, rebates, and incentives. 75% of Florida’s net electricity generation is fueled by natural gas EIA Sept. 2019 Big savings for small businesses Providing higher efficiency than other fuels, natural gas can produce significant savings for businesses to reduce operating costs and increase profit margins. Natural gas appliances and equipment cost less to operate and generally require less maintenance. These savings are often reinvested in the company, leading to better business for owners and customers alike. Keeping our ports competitive Florida’s ports are rapidly exploring the transition from heavy fuel oil to liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is a clean, cost-effective option that makes port operations more efficient and effective. Environmental benefits of LNG over traditional fuels include a significant reduction in sulfur, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gas emissions. As new cruise ships, cargo ships, and other marine vessels consider LNG, Florida’s ports and Peoples Gas are well situated to provide cleaner, cost-effective LNG options.
Industries throughout the state use natural gas to reduce costs, help the environment with lower carbon emissions, and strengthen resiliency. Here are three innovative fuel solutions from Peoples Gas that are helping to transform clean energy in Florida: CNG Compressed Natural Gas: A fuel alternative to gasoline, diesel, and propane, CNG is used by transportation fleets to lower costs and emissions. RNG Renewable Natural Gas: Waste from landfills and agriculture can be processed to create pipeline quality, carbon-neutral fuel that is available 24/7. LNG Liquefied Natural Gas: Technology is used to cool natural gas to liquid form with no need for pressurized storage or transport because the volume is 600x smaller than its natural state.
At the heart of our business community Peoples Gas provides natural gas to commercial and industrial customers, including builders, developers, and property owners. Natural gas is used for commercial-grade cooking equipment, water heating, clothes drying, space conditioning, fleet fuel, marine transportation, and more.
Natural gas is an abundant, domestic natural resource that fuels small and large business, and numerous industries across the state. It keeps transportation moving, construction growing, and our ports competitive. With the help of natural gas, Florida’s vibrant business community will continue to flourish.
• Florida’s economy depends on electricity and more than 75% of Florida’s net electricity generation is fueled by natural gas. • Natural gas can produce significant savings for businesses to reduce operating costs and increase profit margins. • Florida’s vast transportation fleets are making the switch to natural gas to lower costs and carbon emissions.
At the heart of Florida’s most important industries
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is transitioning its fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). By making the switch, HART is able to improve its services to major employment centers in the Tampa Bay area, reduce fleet maintenance, and significantly lessen fuel cost. Since CNG burns more cleanly than gasoline or diesel, the transition greatly reduces the amount of nitrogen oxides and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. It also helps lower the nation’s reliance on fuel from overseas.
Hospitality Guests who come to Florida looking for comfortable accommodations or culinary escapes will find that natural gas is the preferred energy source for many of our top hotels and restaurants.
Tourism Clean, sustainable natural gas provides several of our state’s biggest theme parks, cruise ships, and attractions the energy savings and reliability they need to thrill, thrive, and expand.
Commercial Businesses that rely on natural gas can see significant savings on energy costs. These savings are often reinvested in the company, leading to better business for owners and customers alike.
Transportation Peoples Gas is working throughout the state to expand the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), one of the best low-emissions alternative fuels for medium and heavy-duty transportation.
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