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Albuquerque, now with 40% more corn

March 5, 2007

SustainLane Government ranked Albuquerque #5 #4 in ‘alternative fueled city fleets.’ (Via Dallas Business Journal.) Alternative fuels for the purpose of SustainLane’s survey included biodiesel, hydrogen, ethanol, compressed and natural gas, electric vehicles, and gas-hybrid vehicles. Out of the top ten alternative fueled city fleets, only Albuquerque and Denver plan a 100% conversion to alternative fuels.

Almost a year ago to the date, Mayor Martin Chavez proclaimed via Executive Order 19, “[P]urchases of motor vehicles by the City shall be limited to alternative fuel vehicles.” In addition to an alternative fuel power fleet, the city offers free parking to owners of hybrid vehicles, kennels 32 Segways for crime fightin’, and runs the Rio Train Line between the Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Botanical Gardens and Aquarium, and Tingley Beach.

Neat. Or spiffy. I can’t decide.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. lesley permalink
    March 6, 2007 11:02 am

    Albuquerque actually ranked #4 – ahead of Dallas by one.
    The Journal also covered this story, though only summarily:

  2. El Orange permalink
    March 6, 2007 2:48 pm

    You’re correct, #4. Somehow I managed to screw up the focal point of the post. Thanks for keeping me honest.

    The ABQ Journal bit wasn’t much, but neither was this post. 😉

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