The award ceremony of the Environmental Awareness Prizes “ECOPOLIS” was held in the evening of 5 June, the world environment day, at the THEATER of the “Hellenic World” Cultural Center. DEPA was awarded the ECOPOLIS 2013 prize “Environmental Investment” for its project for gas-powered vehicles and the benefits for the environment from their use.
The environmental benefits deriving from gas-powered vehicles are various as there are significant decreases of air pollutants, in the greenhouse effect, of noise pollution and in ozone formation by 80-90%. Already 1000 buses of OSY (Road Transportations), 112 refuse collection vehicles and a small number of cars and taxis use natural gas and are fueled by the two stations operating in Attica, Anthousa and Liosia.
The prize was received by Mr. Stefanos Economidis, Deputy Director of Strategy and Corporate Development.