Country:United States
Year:2008
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Information provision, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Transport>Fuel, Transport>Vehicle type>Heavy-duty vehicles, Transport>Vehicle type>Light-duty vehicles
Agency:US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL:http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/
Description:

The National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and state and local officials to reduce diesel emissions.  NCDC activities include (1) developing new emissions standards for locomotive and marine diesel engines and (2) promoting the reduction of emissions for existing diesel engines through cost-effective and innovative strategies, including use of cleaner fuels, retrofitting and repairing existing fleets, idling reduction among others and (3) awarding competitive grants to fund projects that implement diesel emission reduction strategies. NCDC programs create demand for diesel emission reduction technologies.

The FY 2014 plan for NCDC involves a new approach designed to transition the program away from ongoing Federal support. The modified strategy will use rebates and revolving loan funds to concentrate resources on communities in a limited set of high exposure areas such as near ports and freight distribution hubs. Through the rebate mechanism, the agency is able to more efficiently target the awards toward the most polluting engines.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Transport, Transport, Measures to improve vehicle fuel efficiency

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