Southwest Gas, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and U.S. Gain, a Sustainable Energy SolutionsSM provider, are excited to announce a partnership that will provide RTC's transit buses with a cleaner, operationally cost-effective fuel source to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease operating costs.
Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) can be used in everything that already uses natural gas. Sourced from a variety of organic byproducts, the resulting RNG has a low, neutral, or negative carbon intensity (CI) score depending on its feedstock. The production of RNG itself captures methane that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere while the use of the gas results in carbon dioxide emission reductions when compared to diesel. Southwest Gas has been working with several customers in our service territory who are either RNG developers or organizations seeking renewable natural gas supply.*
"RNG is a powerful solution which will help Southwest Gas customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At 35 percent**, the transportation sector makes up the largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions in Nevada. This important and forward-thinking partnership demonstrates our ability to provide our valued customers and communities with sustainable energy solutions and technologies that are environmentally friendly," said John Hester, CEO and President of Southwest Gas.
"RNG will provide the RTC with the ability to use clean fuel technology that is compatible with existing vehicles and fueling infrastructure," said M.J. Maynard, RTC CEO. "This is significant as it will help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout Southern Nevada while saving up to $1.2 million in operating costs."
** Nevada Division of Environmental Protection 2019 Report
***Nevada joins Under2 Coalition in critical year for climate action - Climate Action NV
SOURCE Southwest Gas Corporation