As the Pickens Plan develops many contributions to the overall direction and even the makeup of the Plan have been made by members like you and I. One area that has not received much attention to date is how the Pickens Plan would fit into national and global plans to reduce carbon emissions. I suppose that this is because people think of natural gas a fossil fuel. While this is essentially true the fact remains that burning natural gas a a fuel produces 90% less carbon monoxide and 25% less carbon dioxide than other fuels. So fleets and even individuals who switch to CNG fuel can earn and sell Carbon Credits. For large fleets this could be some serious cash.
These are very important points to learn about and to share with other members and with people in the community.
1) Natural gas is available as a fuel NOW and can easily be widely implemented via existing infrastructures.
2) The same systems that use natural gas can also use biogas and hydrogen as those technologies develop.
3) Natural Gas can earn users Carbon Credits
4) Natural Gas can help our country meet carbon reduction goals as outlined in the Kyoto Treaty and others.
5) Biogas or Syngas can be produced from many things locally and so would help local economies as well as keeping prices down due to competition.
People should be made aware of these points in relation to CNG fuel. The more that you consider CNG the better it looks