Nassau County, April 22, 2014 - This Earth Day, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and NICE Bus were recognized for their efforts in reducing Nassau County’s Carbon footprint through the green purchasing of natural gas. In acknowledging their continued support of Nassau County’s Carbon reduction projects, the Hess Corporation presented two plaques to the County and NICE Bus for helping to save the environment. The Hess Corporation also provided the County with 250 miniature Bamboo plants for distribution to residents in recognition of Earth Day.
County Executive Mangano stated, “In 2010, my administration entered into an agreement with the Hess Corporation to achieve energy and cost savings. In addition to the significant savings for taxpayers, natural gas is the cleanest, readily available fuel for large buses and trucks, so using natural gas has and will continue to provide real, quantifiable reductions in the pollutant emissions - helping to further Nassau County’s commitment to protecting and saving our environment.”
The Carbon offset of the natural gas used to fuel Nassau County’s Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant and NICE Bus brings Nassau County 20% closer to neutralizing carbon emissions. The carbon reduction for the County alone is 6,472 tons of Carbon-offsets annually and approximately 6,538 tons of Carbon-offsets for Veolia Transportation. This Carbon reduction over the life of Nassau County’s contract with Hess will be greater than 52,000 tons of Carbon-offsets.