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Woodstock City Council Investing in New Green Technology

Woodstock City Council has voted to install two pieces of new technology, one on a city bus and the other on a recycling truck that can save up to 19 percent in fuel use.

WOODSTOCK - With revenues down, the city is always looking for ways to save money and in this case possibly help the environment. 

Council has voted to install two pieces of new technology, one on a city bus and the other on a recycling truck. 

This new technology can save up to 19 percent in fuel use. As a comparison staff will monitor the fuel usage on a similar bus and truck neither of which will be equipped with the technology. The new HydraGEN units will cost approximately $20,000 and will be paid for out of money the city has received from the Federal Gas Tax rebate. Another plus for Mayor Trevor Birtch is the City gets to buy a Canadian product

"I'll make sure that we continue to tell other Governments, whether it's municipal, provincial or federal, that this is the type of technology that they need to look at and of course, anytime we can buy Canadian, we should." 

The devices are designed to reduce emissions from diesel engines and save fuel. The emissions reductions will include less carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and the black smoke that can come out of the trucks.

(Article submitted by retired reported and Heart FM volunteer Brian Donlevy)

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