Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a report to Congress that the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) had resulted in the upgrading or replacement of 73,000 diesel engines since 2013. This resulted, according to the Diesel Technology Forum, in cleaner operations and cost savings.
The program, according to the report, reduced particulate matter emissions by 14,700 tons, saved 450 million gallons of fuel and generated almost $13 billion in “environmental benefits.”
Environmental Leader recently spoke with Allen Schaeffer, the Forum’s Executive Director, about the project and other news on the diesel engine front.
Music: “The Past is Obdurate” by Matt Panayides