Clean Energy Roadshow highlights natural gas for vehicles

June 6, 2018. The Clean Energy Roadshow in Columbus highlighted several alternative energy sources at Liberty Utilities in Columbus Wednesday morning.

   Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols, says Georgia is diversifying its energy sources. "Georgia has really bought into this big time, because it is actually cheaper to do than our traditional sources," says Echols.

   Energy sources like propane, electric, and solar energy are discussed for their environmental friendliness and cost effectiveness. 90 percent of Liberty Utilities' truck fleet runs on clean, natural gas.

   "There's really no black around the exhaust pipe. Very little carbon. It's low in greenhouse gases and all the other pollutants so it really is good for air quality," says Echols referring to the clean burning gas.

   The city of Columbus is also at the forefront when it comes to switching to alternative energy sources. "We've got a state of the art fueling system here in Columbus," says Echols, "You should be running on natural gas here in Columbus."

   Echols is referring to a gas station on Armour Road in Columbus. It pumps natural gas into alternative-fuel ran vehicles, and prices at the pump are cheaper.