The sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision published a new report on waste and recycling collection truck fleets, entitled The Refuse Revolution. It assesses various alternative fuels and new vehicle technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other negative impacts from refuse trucks. The report includes data on overall methane emissions related to waste disposal and finds that one alternative fuel in particular which refuse trucks can use – renewable natural gas made from organic waste – could drastically reduce U.S. methane emissions, a goal which is high on the climate policy agenda. “A strong, meaningful legislative agenda must include clean transportation and reducing methane emissions,” said Rep. Paul Tonko of New York’s 20th District. “This Energy Vision report shows that businesses can be resourceful in producing the low- and no-carbon fuels and technologies essential for a more fair, just, and sustainable economy.” More >>