Halving emissions in less than a decade requires immediate, concerted action. But the Department of Sanitation — the city agency with the highest vehicle fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions — plans to buy 340 new refuse trucks this year, with at least 300 powered by diesel engines. That would lock in high diesel emissions for the seven-year service life of these trucks — and put the 2025 emissions goal out of reach.
EV President Joanna Underwood’s opinion piece published in the New York Times on August 9th, 2015.
EV Board Member Mustapha Tlili’s opinion piece published in the New York Times on August 3rd, 2015.