Commercial truck fuel efficiency and the use of renewable fuels were discussed at the climate convention in Paris this week. President Obamas goal is to reduce greenhouse emissions by 26-28% by 2025. The main aspect to this is believed to be clean diesel technology. The world leaders are determined to reduce carbon emissions. To achieve this goal, the newest generation of diesel engines will be required.
Diesel engines have been used for many years in the global economy. In the U.S. climate commitment depends a lot on emissions cuts from power plans. But the next important strategy is to reduce emissions from vehicles. Diesel technologies must play a bigger role in the reduction.
Diesel is likely to stay the main power train in commercial vehicles for a long time. According to the statistics, the newest generation of clean diesel commercial vehicle has already shown some impressive results in emissions reductions. These technologies can be used not only in the U.S. but around the world to achieve climate commitments. It will also help a lot in saving fuel. But to achieve this, only clean diesel fuel with almost no sulfur must be used.
High quality renewable bio fuels are the new chapter in the history of clean diesel. In the U.S. they have been growing in supply in great numbers. This kind of fuels has a potential of cutting carbon emissions by half. For instance, Oakland and San Francisco use only renewable diesel fuel for their public fleets. As a result, they have instantly reduced carbon emissions by over 80%.