Watch this video to learn about the #1 cause of air pollution in our area, and what you can do now to help clean it up.
The Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Now Plan aims to accelerate the San Pedro Bay Ports’ Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). It offers a cost-effective opportunity, using proven technology, to drastically and immediately reduce emissions from the 13,000 port trucks serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The ACT Now Plan encompasses all zero- and near-zero emission technologies and fuels, including renewable natural gas, propane, battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric, and others that meet the California Air Resources Board’s alternative low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr and can achieve a minimum 40 percent reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using renewable fuels or energy.
Download a copy of the full ACT Now Plan report.
The plan is built on the pillars of a healthy environment, economic investment and job creation, and port competitiveness.
The ACT Now Plan will slash NOx emissions by up to 99.8%, cut greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate diesel particulate matter, and eliminate petroleum fuel.
Deploying low NOx trucks throughout California powered by California Renewable Natural Gas could create up to 130,000 new jobs and add $14 Billion to California’s economy according to economic consulting firm ICF.
The ACT Now Plan is the lowest cost, most cost-effective and most reliable path to clean air.
"The 2010 emission standards for heavy-duty engines have established a limit for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions of 0.20 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from the previous emission standards. However, it is projected that even when the entire on-road fleet of heavy-duty vehicles operating in California is compliant with the 2010 NOX emission standards, the upcoming National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) requirements for ambient particulate matter and ozone will not be achieved in California without further significant reduction in NOX emissions from the heavy-duty vehicles."
Air Resources Board Research Seminar
Evaluating Technologies and Methods to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles