Advocacy on Wheels
As gas prices show no signs of sliding downwards, the Conway Area (AR) Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with local car dealer Crain Buick GMC and Southwestern Energy to present an alternative to cars fueled by gasoline. Today, the Chamber is getting around in a compressed natural gas (CNG) powered 2011 GMC Yukon. CNG vehicles are an emerging clean energy product, and Arkansas, as a major producer of natural gas, directly benefits from the growth of CNG applications. "We see it primarily as a way to send a message to promote compressed natural gas as a fuel source and to demonstrate for people that it's good business for Arkansas," says Brad Lacy, president and CEO of the Conway Area Chamber. Check out the Chamber's new wheels in the photo above; Southwestern Energy provided a compressed natural gas conversion kit, while Crain donated the vehicle and custom wrapped the car with the Chamber's logo and colors. Read more about the partnership and CNG here.