Casella Waste Systems opens compressed natural gas fueling station for its vehicles

first_imgAs part of its ongoing effort at resource conservation, and to explore and deploy clean, fuel-efficient vehicles, Casella Waste Systems today opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Chittenden County, its first facility companywide. Natural gas-powered trucks and vehicles are among the cleanest vehicles available and, with the discovery of new natural gas in North America, natural gas prices have decreased significantly.  In addition they also have significantly lowered tailpipe emissions.‘We are thrilled to cut the ribbon on this facility, and to add three natural gas-powered trucks to our fleet,’ John Casella, chairman and chief executive officer of Casella Waste Systems, said.  ‘Several years ago we began to explore replacing existing diesel trucks with natural gas-powered trucks.  We quickly discovered that the environmental and economic benefits were obvious ‘ these vehicles cut particulate emissions by 95% and carbon monoxide by 75%, they’re quieter than traditional diesel engines and, because of the lower cost of natural gas, they offer potential economic savings as well.’ ‘I congratulate Casella Waste Systems on its leadership in becoming an early adopter of cleaner fleet vehicles,’ said Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.  ‘We have significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont through alternative fuel-powered vehicles in the transportation sector. Casella Waste Systems has made an enormous impact by choosing natural gas.  Moving off foreign oil to cleaner alternatives like natural gas is an excellent step that I hope other businesses will examine closely as they build to replace their fleet vehicles,’ Shumlin said. ‘Casella Waste Systems is a thoughtful company, combining positive business practice with respect for the environment,’ said Don Gilbert, President and CEO of Vermont Gas Systems.  ‘While there are many natural gas vehicles in service around the world and in other states, currently Vermont only has a few.  The strong North American based gas supply and its relatively low price combined with our desire to decrease greenhouse gas emissions create a unique opportunity for Vermont.  Casella’s leadership has demonstrated how Vermont businesses can save money and promote a cleaner environment through utilizing natural gas vehicles in their fleets,’ Gilbert said.Casella’s new facility consists of six fueling stations, allowing vehicles to be refueled overnight.  Currently, Casella deploys three CNG-powered (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles in Chittenden County and expects to take delivery on three more vehicles by mid-summer 2011, at which time 20 percent of the company’s daily collection routes in the county will be serviced by CNG vehicles.While natural gas vehicle (NGV) technology has been available for years, the strong supply outlook and decline in prices for natural gas in North America has made transitioning to NGV’s more economical. Casella plans to add several more CNG-powered vehicles to its fleet this coming year, and has planned to build 2 additional fueling stations in other communities it serves throughout the northeastern US. About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States. For further information, contact Joseph Fusco, vice president, at 802-772-2247, or visit the company’s website at http://www.casella.com(link is external). PHOTO: John Casella, Governor Shumlin, Joanna Underwood from Energy Vision, and Don Gilbert. (Vermont Business Magazine)WILLISTON, VT. (May 13, 2011) ‘last_img read more

UW snags berth in NCAA tourney

first_imgThe No. 34 Wisconsin women’s tennis team received a second consecutive bid to the NCAA tournament Wednesday and now has eight days to make travel plans for South Carolina, where they will face off against William & Mary either May 13 or 14. Despite losing to Northwestern in the semi-finals of the Big Ten tournament last weekend, the Badgers emerge from the season as the second-highest-ranked team in the conference and will enter the national tournament with a better national seed than last year, when they were edged out 4-3 by Tennessee in the first round.A tournament berth has been among the team’s goals all season.“Everything we do is to geared toward our team and getting the team into the NCAAs,” head coach Patti Henderson commented after a late February practice session. That season-long ambition has now paid off.A victory over William & Mary would pit the Badgers against the victor of a Furman vs. Clemson match, in which the latter team, playing host to the regional opening rounds, is favored to win. Should Wisconsin manage to claim a duo of wins in South Carolina, the team would advance to the round of 16 to be played in Athens, Ga. Northwestern — the same squad that bounced the Badgers from the Big Ten tournament just last week — is favored to advance out of the first two rounds and would potentially face Wisconsin in the round of 16.For Badger seniors Katie McGaffigan and Lindsay Martin, this will mark a third and final NCAA tournament, while freshmen Nicole Beck and Chelsea Nusslock will be venturing into their first appearance.last_img read more

Stride appoints Richard Sager as international business lead

first_img Richard Sager – Stride GamingSeeking to boost its new market ambitions, London AIM-listed online gambling group Stride Gaming has confirmed the appointment of Richard Sager as Head International Business Development.An external industry appointment, undertaken by Stride Gaming governance, Sager joins Stride’s executive leadership team from online subscription nutritionist retailer Graze.comA seasoned executive in commercial development and growth strategies for international enterprise, Sager has gained further leadership experience working for Hertz car rental (2014-2015) and Bacardi-Martini drinks (2007-2014).Joining Stride Gaming leadership, Sager will be tasked with leading the firm’s new B2C business division beyond the firm’s home UK market.Confirming the appointment of Sager, Eitan Boyd, Group Chief Executive of Stride Gaming, said: “Richard has an excellent track record in successfully supporting companies on their growth strategies both domestically and on an international scale.“His knowledge and experience will be invaluable as Stride continues its focus into new markets and verticals, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the team.” Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon Rank pleased with Grosvenor progress as critical Stride integration begins October 15, 2019 Share Rank clears UKGC hurdle in takeover of Stride Gaming September 23, 2019 Rank finalises Stride Gaming takeover October 4, 2019last_img read more