‘We Have Much More Work to Do in 2016,’ Says Godlewski
Policy wins in Washington, a stepped-up state committee, and “strengthened programs to communicate the strong value of natural gas as a transportation fuel” are among the highlights in the just-released 2015 Annual Report from NGVAmerica.
“Together, we achieved several crucial policy wins in the Congress and state capitols,” Godlewski said in an email to association members.
“We also took on new efforts to advance important NGV safety and technology issues,” he said, “and strengthened programs to communicate the strong value of natural gas as a transportation fuel.”
Challenges Beyond the Price of Oil
“As proud as I am of these accomplishments, we have much more work to do in 2016.”
“Headlines from the recent Paris climate talks and continued challenges from environmental groups here at home, remind us that we must stay focused on long-term threats beyond the short-term challenge of low petroleum prices,” Godlewski said.
‘We Must Be Aggressive’
“Significant environmental benefits are the cornerstone of the value of natural gas as a transportation fuel. “We must be aggressive in promoting and defending this sustainability message to ensure the industry’s future growth” (emphasis added).
From the Report:
- “While world energy prices have certainly had an effect on the marketplace, we are collectively in a much stronger position now to advance our value proposition to industry stakeholders. Major shippers and countless local and national fleets are heavily invested the benefits of natural gas. That commitment can only continue.” – Ron Eickelman, Agility Fuel Systems
- “We also face external threats from those who have an agenda against fossil fuels. NGVAmerica must lead in clearly stating the environmental benefits of NGVs and use credible data to make our case with policymakers, fleets, and consumers. One of my top goals for the association in 2016 is to help our members better communicate our winning environmental message. – Gord Exel, Westport Innovations
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Source: NGVAmerica with Fleets & Fuels follow-up