The EPA Just Cracked Down On Carbon Emissions From Big Trucks

The Union of Concerned Scientists put out a report in March that argued that “average new truck” could reduce fuel use by 40% by using technologies already on the market…UCS said in a statement that it was glad that the federal government was tackling truck emissions, but that it thought the proposal could have gone further…“Today’s proposed standards are a step in the right direction and would save the trucking industry billions of dollars in fuel, savings which can be passed down to consumers,” Dave Cooke, vehicles analyst at the UCS’s Clean Vehicles Program said in a statement. “But we believe the rule could deliver even greater fuel savings and emissions reductions sooner. Moving more quickly to fully deploy technologies now entering or already in the market could save an additional 100,000 barrels per day or more by 2040.” How long before such initiative might happen in Australia?

>more> ThinkProgress

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