Written on: October 2, 2023
Sept. 28 Event Celebrates Significant Milestone in the City of Raleigh’s Community Climate Action Plan
The City of Raleigh, North Carolina is moving a portion of its fleet to run on renewable propane. Nearly half of the City’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from transportation, and reducing vehicle emissions is a critical part of their climate action strategy. Raleigh is mapping out a “clean transportation” future that involves transitioning from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives like electric vehicles and renewable propane.
Last week, the city celebrated this significant step in achieving the City’s Community Climate Action Plan. A ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 28 was held at the Westinghouse Road fueling station at 2540 Westinghouse Blvd.
The event was an opportunity for the public to see some of the vehicles that use renewable propane and to check out some of the other electric and clean energy vehicles in their fleet.
Vehicle Fleet Services, the Office of Sustainability, and Raleigh Arts also recently unveiled a “Clean Energy Mural” to raise awareness about their clean energy transition. This mural was highlighted at the event, and the artist attended to share information about his work. It is also worth noting that Vehicle Fleet Services was recently awarded the 2023 #1 fleet in the nation for its innovative approach to climate action and clean energy.
The Propane Education & Research Council, Blossman Gas & Appliance, and Triangle Clean Cities also sponsored the celebration.