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New Florida group promoting natural gas vehicles

Business Week -- Fifteen companies are banding together to promote the use of natural gas-powered vehicles in Florida and seek incentives from the state.

They announced formation of the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition on Tuesday. The group touts natural gas as a clean, efficient alternative to gasoline and diesel.

Its members include TECO/Peoples Gas, Florida Natural Gas, and a pair of beer distributors, Champion Brands and J.J. Taylor Cos.

Coalition chairman Eric Criss said a study done for the group shows state incentives could create 10,000 jobs, $300 million in new wages and $1 billion in economic output over 20 years.

Rep. Lake Ray, a Jacksonville Republican, supports the group's goals and said he expects lawmakers to consider incentives when they meet in regular session next year.


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fracknsave
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Better that, than EV's
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me2too4c
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until we can get big oil under control they wont let natural gas or electic distribution hubs take their cash cows away !!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 7:36:57 AM

All states need natural gas vehicles.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 7:21:25 AM

someone already started, GOOD
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 7:16:06 AM

A pair of beer distributors???
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:43:39 AM

Where is the distribution network?
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:02:57 AM

Whatever.
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ktyson13
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 5:51:45 AM

Natural gas with hydrogen fuel cells would quickly give the US energy independence.
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 5:47:15 AM

More self serving interest groups is what this country needs.

Wanna try to get a Neuton Battery electric mower? You can't cause they are completely sold out for 2012.

Point is: f these unnatural gas promoters.

Get solar Pv on yer roof. Buy a volt or leaf. &

Go electric!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 5:22:11 AM

Infrastructure??????
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 3:45:33 AM

I was all for this group until the incentives were mentioned.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 3:19:55 AM

Start making natural gas vehicles.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 3:16:21 AM

Anyone who does not promote Natural Gas at this time is not getting the real picture or is getting a better deal elsewhere not to. Lets start with obama.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 1:38:14 AM

No comment.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 1:36:53 AM

Let the market decide.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 1:13:19 AM

I don't think more CNG [Compressed natural gas] vehicles are a good idea since they are much more daNGerous. If they can efficiently run them with LNG [Liquid NG] then that would be much safer & risk of explosion similar to usiNG gasoline.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:49:05 AM

Just what is NOT needed, more handouts from the government (state or federal) that is funded with tax payers money.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:43:43 AM


State incentives "could" do this and "could" do that.... how about these 15 companies just invest their own money and see if the free market likes their idea or not?

What these people are really after is to pocket the state incentive$ upfront, and if their business plan doesn't work out they can just declare bankruptcy and still get their bonuses. Another Solyndra in the making. The federal government has started a new trend which will be impossible to kill off.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:37:27 AM

Natural gas is the 'in' thing for articles. It's not 'in' my vehicle, though.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:32:21 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:26:04 AM

Anxious to see how this turns out!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:22:08 AM

Go ahead build the infrastructure, tax the gas a rate that it will be for the drivers price advantage, and at the same time the tax will pay for the infrasturcture over time.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:19:54 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:19:01 AM

why do they need an incentive??? the price of fuel will be incentive enough. they didn't mention how much they would save annually in fuel costs. duhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:14:54 AM

Absolutely correct... new businesses should not have to be subsidized by the government. Washington has started something they cannot stop without a change at the top which is desperately needed.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:14:22 AM

Ok...
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get rid of oil dependent cars
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Hydrogen fuel cells will win out in the end.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:12:54 AM

k
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:10:15 AM

Right. Gov should not be incentivizing big business.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:09:26 AM

Nteresting
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:08:23 AM

Good point by RENEGADEGAS.
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Good luck!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:07:46 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:07:27 AM

They tried this before in the 90's and it failed.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:05:50 AM

As much as I support the use of natural gas, the "incentives from the state" language is a big turn-off.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:05:33 AM

Too bad politicians want to wait until next year to consider it?!?! Still have 4 months in 2012. They on vacation until then or what???
Natural Gas is without a doubt cheaper, cleaner, and more abundant right now than anything else we are using to power our internal combustion engine! Time to get moving forward. Already use Natural Gas in many states ... just need to expand the ability for refueling options!!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:05:15 AM

Sounds more like a collusion of corporate interests to promote the "cornering and control" of one aspect of the energy market in that state.
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What?
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ok
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Someone has to push it
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Maybe it will work out down there and catch on throughout the rest of the country.
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This DOES NOT make SENSE!

Read below for more!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:58:53 PM

In reality... CNG and Propane are GREAT alternatives for FLEET vehicles in cities and with school buses, which all have a better opportunity to utilize the benefits. Both will require distribution centers... Fleet situations are perfect for this. Adding new tanks and distribution locations for personal vehicles are NOT FEASIBLE. In addition, it takes a special set up and training to pump this kind of fuel... it is NOT as simple as pumping Gas or Diesel! I worked in a school bus yard, I know the safety issues!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:55:57 PM

How about in AZ?
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CNG makes sense
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:48:20 PM

Has been done many years ago by our neighbor.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:47:14 PM

GO CNG
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:46:14 PM

If it creates all those jobs then it sounds like a great thing to me.
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