Monday, July 20, 2009

LA CNG Bill Passed

Last week, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed HB 110 which provides tax credits for the purchase of natural gas vehicles. Finally Louisiana leads the nation in something other than poverty and substandard public education! Even if Jindal didn't support the measure, he faced a bill that had a total of 100 co-authors in both the House and Senate (not to say that he didn't support it).

I've been thinking a lot about CNG and its prospects for widespread adoption in the U.S. I still think we are a long way from seeing natgas vehicles at every turn, but I do believe the early adopters will be municipalities that have lots of short haul vehicles. Buses, trucks, etc. can use a municipal fueling infrastructure and the city can save a bundle of money.

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