DERA is delivering big on the clean air promise for many communities and Congress should consider boosting funding for the program.
Today’s new generation of clean diesel technology offers better fuel economy, better performance and less greenhouse gas emissions for both heavy-duty and passenger vehicles and that translates into fuel savings, cleaner air and energy security.
29M tonnes of CO2; 2.9 billion gallons of diesel; 69 million barrels of crude oil; 7.5M tonnes of NOx; 218,000 tonnes of PM
Removing the CO2 emissions from 6.1 million light-duty vehicles from the road for one year.
• NOx emissions from all light-duty vehicles for two years and PM for six years
The CO2 emissions from 1.2 billion home barbeque cylinders
Carbon sequestration from 23.7 million acres of forests for one year
• This is an equivalent forest roughly the size of Indiana
Creating a solar farm three times size of Washington, DC for one year
Societal savings of $1.1B based on U.S. government value of CO2 ($39/ton)
Roughly 25 percent of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for sweet crude
70M tonnes of CO2
11B gallons of gasoline
261M barrels of crude oil
Removing 14.7 million vehicles from the road for one year
Power from 19,000 wind turbines (about half of the installed U.S. wind capacity) for one year
Creating a solar farm the 5-6 times the size of Washington, DC for one year
Carbon sequestration from 57.4 million acres of forests for one year
• This is an equivalent forest double the size of New York State
Total societal savings of $2.7B based on U.S. government value of CO2 ($39/ton)
Total oil reduction roughly equivalent to the entire Strategic Petroleum Reserve for sweet crude
116M tonnes of CO2; 19B gallons of gasoline; 454 million barrels of crude oil; and
Societal savings of $4.3B based on U.S. government value of CO2 ($39/ton)
Policy Insider | 07/06/20
Press Release | 06/25/20
Continuous improvement that has now achieved near zero emissions, improving energy efficiency and capabilities of using low-carbon renewable biofuels, ensure diesel’s place in the future.
Policy Insider | 06/22/20
A more efficient diesel truck driven efficiently will help reduce fuel consumption, improve air quality & reduce GHG emissions to help cool a warming planet.