A new EPA standard

On Monday, December 20th, President Joe Biden committed to raising the average fuel mileage on new vehicles to 40 MPG in passenger cars and light duty trucks.  EPA standards will be improved upon annually until the 40 MPG target is achieved in the year 2026.   The most recent target was 32 MPG, set by the […]

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Bio Benefits

Distillates play a significant role in our economy, but they also drive conversations around emission reduction.   Recently, there has been an undeniable discussion to alter our carbon footprint for the sake of global health.   How can we bridge a century+ gap and still maintain peak efficiency while supporting our local economy? Biodiesel is a step […]

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Livestock Emissions

Greenhouse gasses (GHG) seem to be at the front of emissions discussions year over year.   When discussing the topic and contributing factors, we hear about transportation, industrial usage, residential usage, and deforestation – but what about agricultural effects?  According to the EPA, agriculture accounted for nearly 10% of the US Greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.  […]

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Electric Marine Operation

The International Maritime Organization rule, IMO 2020 established strict regulations on marine vessel sulfur emissions, there are really two common ways to comply with regulation. Either limit the sulfur content in the fuel being used or add scrubbing units to the exhaust system to capture the excess sulfur oxide being expelled from the vessel’s exhaust.  […]

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New Mexico: New Oil and Gas Regulations

The Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and its parent agency, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) began work on stricter regulations on gas emissions from extraction facilities last year as mandated by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham through an executive order. Grisham established the State’s Climate Change Task Force, made up of EMNRD and the […]

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Evolving Emissions Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler recently said that he anticipates the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards rule to be finalized within the next month or two.  The primary questions to answer at this point are, what does the rule seek to accomplish and how does this affect heavy-duty trucks?

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Cleaner Air Coming to California

Earlier this week, California senator Nancy Skinner proposed a daring bill that targets air quality and limiting greenhouse gas emissions.  The bill would oblige the California Air Resources Board to, “require a 40 percent reduction in diesel emissions by 2030 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050.”  This is not the state’s first proposed bill […]

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Oil drive vs. Electric ride

Governor Wolf is attempting to “clean up” Pennsylvania’s emissions.  His new Executive Order will require 25% of government vehicles to be replaced by electric vehicle by 2025.  The big push for this change is mostly financially motivated, as it is projected to gain the state just under 3 billion dollars in subsidies due to a […]

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EPA: Hold it right there, freeze!

This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are set to announce a joint proposal dubbed the “Safer and Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Rule.” This decision comes after months of “deliberative discussions” between the agencies “as is typical for any joint rulemaking, the agencies provided feedback to each other […]

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