Fred Meyer first to sign up for Clean Fuels Program

The supermarket chain bought 500,000 gallons of renewable gas to power a fleet of 40 trucks.

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The Portland-based grocery chain is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5,328 metric tons annually.

“This is a good step, but there is no silver bullet answer for emissions from all the heavy, light and medium-duty vehicles in the state,” said Cory-Ann Wind, air quality planner for the Department of Environmental Quality. “But that’s still a big win on the carbon side for them.”

(READ MORE: Portland Business Journal)

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