ATCEMS has just become green with the help of Stealth Power Green powered electrical systems have just taken over the vehicles of the Austin-Travis County EMS department through the newest collaboration with Stealth Power. This innovative partnership has opened the door to new economical, and ecological developments for the City of Austin. Stealth Power has distributed 21 power systems into the fleets of ATCEMS, along with 5 more on the way. Stealth Power's green powered technology systems allow for the ATCEMS vehicles to maintain full power while the vehicle is turned off; this ecological development aids in the reduction of fuel consumption and green house gas emissions. "We were looking for ways to save money and reduce energy use,” said EMS Chief of Staff James Shamard, "this partnership with Stealth Power has opened the door to new economical and ecological breakthroughs for EMS and the City of Austin." These highly innovative energy advances support the City of Austin’s Green Initiatives to improve the environment by:
This Friday, June 5th, is the 41st annual celebration of World Environment Day: a day to raise global awareness to take green initiatives in order to preserve and improve the environment. Stealth Power proudly celebrates this day, and the importance of finding green alternatives in order to strive for a greener tomorrow. "We wanted to discuss the positive impact the Stealth Power green energy solution will have on our immediate environment and bring awareness for World Environment Day to the greater Austin community" said ATCEMS Public Information Officer Michael Benavides. This groundbreaking collaboration holds a bright future for the safety forces across Austin, and the sustainability for a greener tomorrow.
Does your wallet feel a little heavier? It's been a fun question to ask this year as slumping oil prices made gasoline cheaper for everyone. The price of gasoline has dropped 28 percent since May 2014, and government analysts say American households will save an average of $700 at the pump this year, compared with last year. That's a sizable amount for a lot of families, though it shouldn't be as noticeable as a tax break or a rebate. Gasoline savings trickle in as you fill up. At the current forecast, drivers should save maybe $58 per month on gasoline. Still, a lot of people say they've seen a difference. Bankrate asked what everyone is doing with their savings as part of this month's Financial Security Index survey: The majority said they spent it on groceries or rent, while others invested the money. A small percentage of people told us exactly what they were doing with the dough. Their responses usually mentioned charities or helping family members pay their debts. At least one respondent had nothing better to do with the savings than "drinking whiskey." Here's what people told Bankrate's survey partner, Princeton Survey Research International, when asked about what they did with the money. Some of the responses are edited for clarity. Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/consumer-index/things-we-bought-with-money-saved.aspx#ixzz3amihdtdK