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University of S. Carolina Unveils Fleet Greening Plan

December 01, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC --- The University of South Carolina on Tuesday, Dec. 1, unveiled its "Genesis 2015 Initiative," a plan that seeks to create a campus with 90 percent fewer carbon-dioxide emissions from its fleet of vehicles within five years. 

The plan aims to reduce the university's dependence on petroleum by introducing alternative fuels to power the buses, cars, trucks, motorcycles and maintenance vehicles needed in the everyday life of the campus. The comprehensive plan is ambitious, but doable, said University President Harris Pastides. 

"Today, we are making a commitment that will drive Carolina into a new era of environmental responsibility," Pastides said. "This is another important initiative supported by our faculty, staff and students to create a campus that will be climate neutral." 

The university has about 400 vehicles that are used for business, maintenance and transportation of students, said Derrick Huggins, associate vice president for transportation. 

Within five years, all vehicles on the Columbia campus will be powered by ethanol, biodiesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), electricity or hydrogen fuel cells. A hydrogen hybrid bus will become part of the university's shuttle service in January. 

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