A new study released today by the Coordinating Research Council in cooperation with the Health Effects Institute highlights the robust low-emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting in 2010. The study found a more than 60 percent reduction in emissions of nitrogen dioxide as compared to previous 2007 models, and 99 percent reduction compared to 2004 models. The study noted that the reductions “exceeded substantially even those levels required by law.”
Over the past 10 years, tons of PM2.5 emitted into the nation’s air have declined 45 percent, while the concentrations people breathe have dropped 33 percent, according to EPA estimates. Much of the credit goes to cleaner diesel engines, mandated by national standards.
WASHINGTON DC -- One of the nation's most proven, cost-effective and successful clean air programs - the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act - is proposed for zero funding in the Obama Administration's new 2015 budget proposal, according to Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. "DERA has a proven track record of reducing emissions and improving air quality in all 50 states. Unlike other Administration funding programs such as the now defunct alternative energy programs, DERA delivers a $13:1 return on investment, according to EPA. Often the return is even higher when considering matching funds at a rate of 2-or-3 to 1 that further enhance the investments."
Las Vegas, NV – The environmental and health benefits resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Tier 4 Final standards have been one of the major focuses of attention at North America’s largest construction and farm equipment event – the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Las Vegas, NV – Developing and manufacturing the most advanced clean diesel technology to meet 2014 EPA standards for construction, industrial and farm equipment was a complex and challenging process, according to several leading manufacturers exhibiting at the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention this week. The Diesel Technology Forum has produced a video which includes interviews with leading industry manufacturers who discuss some of the challenges industry overcame to reach the Tier 4 Final standards.