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US port charts sustainable course

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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has signed a deal to harness the sustainable power of renewable fuels.

Airport, port, rail and other transportation infrastructure that keeps the region moving is built and operated at the port. In penning a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with renewable fuels producer Neste, the authority has committed to finding ways to enable the use of clean fuels at its facilities, and in its fleet vehicles.

“As the first U.S. transportation agency to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement, the Port Authority is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by supporting the use of sustainable fuels across our facilities – especially in operations where electrification is not yet viable,” explained Christine Weydig, director of the Port Authority’s Office of Environmental and Energy Programs. “One of the key elements of that commitment is working closely with partners who can help us enact an aggressive sustainability agenda. So we are excited to collaborate with Neste to identify ways to develop the regional market for cleaner liquid fuel, as we work towards our goal of reducing the agency’s emissions 80% by 2050.”

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