Verizon Rolls Out Hybrids
Verizon is replacing forty tradition vehicles with hybrid sedans in New York State for an estimated annual reduction of 105 metric tons of carbon emissions, and it is rolling out 100 new hybrid sedans in metro areas across the country. The 100 new sedans will reduce annual emissions by 263 metric tons and conserve nearly 30,000 gallons of fuel, according to the company.Last year, Verizon began use of 13 specially-designed hybrid service vans in Maryland and Texas, and in Texas and New Jersey, it has trialed the use of 20 percent bio-diesel fuel to power service vehicles. In 2006, Verizon reduced greenhouse gas emissions of its operations by more than 334,000 metric tons through such measures as reducing its data centers and installing solar panels at its central office in Tampa. It has also launched a tree-planting program.
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