Utility company Rocky Mountain Power has implemented a new “idle-free” policy that prohibits its fleet drivers from unnecessarily idling, thereby reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
No Silver Bullet to Fleet Emission Reductions
Vehicle fleets are key contributors to a company’s overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but they do offer a way to make quick emissions reductions. Since most companies replace approximately one-third of their fleet vehicles each year, they can structure selectors to favor more fuel-efficient models; however, there is a limit to this strategy. The reality is that there is no single silver bullet to fleet emissions reduction — it requires a multi-pronged approach.