28 Oct '16, 6pm

San Diego’s Municipal Fleet Largest In US to Convert to Renewable Diesel https://t.co/DzHCd83xbS

San Diego’s Municipal Fleet Largest In US to Convert to Renewable Diesel https://t.co/DzHCd83xbS

The city of San Diego says that its fleet will be the largest in the nation to adopt renewable diesel. The city can fuel up its 1,125 diesel vehicles, including street sweepers, refuse packers, and firetrucks, on renewable diesel. Doing so will release 80-percent fewer emissions than traditional diesel, according to state officials. That appeals to a city pursuing its ambitious goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions in half by 2035 under its Climate Action Plan, which was adopted in December. San Diego was initially looking into converting vehicles over from diesel to compressed natural gas, but discovered renewable diesel to be cheaper and much cleaner in reducing emissions. “This small change will make a major part of our fleet greener overnight, creating more environmentally friendly vehicles that are cheaper to maintain,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said in a statement. Th...

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