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Fuels and Technologies

Other Technology Strategies

Anti-Idling Technologies

Idling vehicles use up to several billion gallons of fuel and emit large quantities of air pollution and greenhouse gases each year. Idle reduction technologies and practices are a way to reduce petroleum consumption and GHG emissions.

Resources (Anti-Idling)

Idle Reduction
U.S. Department of Energy
This page provides links to several idle reduction strategies for Heavy-Duty Truck Technologies (including truck stop electrification information), light-duty strategies, and school bus strategies.
SmartWay Transport Partnership
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
SmartWay Transport is a voluntary partnership between various freight industry sectors and EPA that establishes incentives for fuel efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. By 2012, this initiative aims to reduce between 33 - 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions per year. At the same time, the initiative will result in fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil annually. There are three primary components of the program: creating partnerships, reducing all unnecessary engine idling, and increasing the efficiency and use of rail and intermodal operations.
Truck Stop Electrification for Heavy-Duty Trucks
U.S. Department of Energy
This webpage provides information on truck stop electrification, including sites where you can find them.
Truck Stop Electrification Project (2005-2020)
The Climate Trust
This webpage provides information on a truck stop electrification implementation project in Oregon and Washington.

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