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Friday, November 15, 2002
UPS, NREL evaluate natural gas truck fleet
: "Compared with diesel truck emissions, CNG truck carbon monoxide emissions were 75% lower, oxides of nitrogen 49% lower, hydrocarbons and non-methane hydrocarbons 4% lower, and carbon dioxide 7% lower. Total operating costs of CNG trucks were 2% lower than total operating costs of diesel trucks at one of the study sites and 19% higher at the other site. Because the CNG trucks were built with early production technology, they had a 27% to 29% lower energy equivalent fuel economy than diesel trucks. Newer technology can reduce this deficit to as low as 10% to 15%. " 10:11:08 PM
4000 BP solar systems for rural telecom in Peru
: The Export-Import Bank is financing a US$2.4 million telecommunications project in Peru using BP Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. "With this project, known as Fitel, 4,000 PV systems (approximately 580 kW) will be provided by BP Solar Latin America. This will enable remote community centers that currently lack access to the electricity grid to conduct voice and data transmissions, which may include telephone, fax and internet services. .. The installation of this rural telecommunication system in Peru will benefit close to 3,000,000 people (ca. 10% of the current population of the country), providing them with telecom access and connection." 8:47:29 AM