Washington, D.C. – New orders of clean diesel and diesel-electric hybrid buses by transit agencies in major communities like San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, and New York over the past year are a strong indication that clean diesel technology is still the all-around best choice for public transportation according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
We are on the cusp of a new era in U.S. biodiesel, a transitional period between the chaos of the unknown and the order of predictability. By June 1, the U.S. EPA will do what it should have done long ago—release its proposed biomass-based diesel volume requirements under RFS, not only for last year and this year, but also for 2016-’17. The proposal is currently under review at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.
In a statement, NRG’s executive vice president and Gulf Coast regional president, John Ragan, said that “Developing greater and more flexible capabilities to leverage biogas, stranded and traditional natural gas reserves and potentially captured carbon dioxide into a source for higher value, clean burning diesel fuels and other products makes sense for Americans looking for greater energy independence and cleaner energy supplies.”
Washington, D.C. – A new study published today said that switching from diesel to natural gas in heavy-duty trucks could worsen and accelerate negative climate impacts unless methane leakage can be lowered. The study also outlined the need for increased data and new policies to lower methane leakage in order for natural gas heavy duty trucks to have a possible environmental advantage over new and future clean diesel trucks.
In United States, Clean Diesel Engines Helping Drive Clean Air Progress “’State of the Air 2015’ gave reason for celebration but also identified areas of growing concern. The best progress showed in levels of year-round particle pollution, which have been steadily improving. For that you can thank the transition to cleaner diesel fuel and engines and steps taken to clean up power plants, especially in the eastern U.S. The American Lung Association has pushed long and hard for these changes. We are pleased to see that those steps not only reduced particle pollution, but also helped many cities reduce their ozone pollution as well.” - Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association