The park went from 4% alternative fuel usage in 2003 to 41% in 2013.
San Antonio Missions Park Fleet Management
Helping to Keep Our City Clean
Efforts to lessen the park's carbon footprint started in the early 1990s with the purchase of a compressed natural gas truck. Ten years later, we still had the majority of our fleet burning gasoline (23 out of 24 vehicles; see chart below). Through park initiatives, like right-sizing the fleet and supporting alternative fuels with Clean Cities, we will have 9 alternative fuel powered vehicles out of 22 total by the end of the year.
We estimate the changes to the park fleet will reduce our annual environmental footprint as follows:
· 2,737 gallons less petroleum consumed 3.359x= 9194;
· 24,612 lbs. (11.16 metric tons) less carbon dioxide produced;
· Equivalent of taking 2.3 passenger cars off the road; and
· 26 less barrels of oil consumed every year.
The DOE Clean Cities grant alone (funding to replace two gasoline vehicles with one all-electric and one propane vehicle) will save us 564 gallons of gasoline every year and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions 3,219 lbs. (1.46 metric tons) of carbon every year.