Truck emission reductions pave way for new Cal power plant

The companies plan to replace 120 diesel-fueled refuse collection trucks with new Mack trucks fueled by clean-burning natural gas. As a result, air emissions will be reduced by more than 50 percent. The air emission credits gained through the reductions will be used by the PG&E National Energy Group (PG&E NEG) to offset emissions from the Otay Mesa Generating Project, a proposed 500 MW plant to be built outside of San Diego.

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2000 — Sempra Energy Chairman Stephen L. Baum called upon the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to require refunds of “excessive charges” for electricity charged to consumers during this summer’s price spikes, especially in the San Diego area, during testimony Tuesday.

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