Carbon neutral bus transfers hotel guests to green expo

18. January 2012

Carbon neutral bus transfers hotel guests to green expo

Farnek Avireal - representative of myclimate in the United Arabian Emirates - and the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi have agreed to operate a daily carbon neutral minibus from the hotel to the World Future Energy Summit which takes place this week at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

The vehicle, a two door, two wheel drive 2010 Nissan Civilian can hold up to 26 passengers and with the help of myclimate’s offset-portfolio programme, will offset around 12 tons of CO2 a year, based on the vehicle traveling 30,000 milometres (km) annually (82km a day) with fuel consumption of 35km per gallon.

 "This carbon neutral initiative with Emirates Palace Hotel is a regional first. No other hotel in the region has offset the carbon emissions of their guest transportation", said Markus Oberlin, General Manager of Farnek Avireal Middle East.

The agreement is in association with myclimate, which is exhibiting at the World Future Energy Summit on the Swiss Pavilion.

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