According to the U.S. EPA, the transportation sector accounts for approximately one-third of total carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel consumption, making it a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Consider these facts:
Currently, 12 Toyota Prius hybrids are part of the Nicor Gas fleet. Hybrid cars produce 90 percent less pollutants than comparable non-hybrid cars, which translates to less airborne pollutants, and a cleaner environment.
In addition, as a natural gas utility, Nicor Gas has a fleet of vehicles that includes cars and trucks used in our daily business operations. To comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy regulations, 90 percent of Nicor Gas' new light-duty vehicles run on a non-petroleum fuel. Research shows that non-petroleum fuels not only reduce vehicle emissions but also lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil.