California's rural communities
Valley communities have been battling respiratory illnesses for many years. That's why today's Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) trucks are so important to California's Central Valley. With the increase in RNG truck miles driven, there is a decrease in dramatic decrease in carbon emissions, NOx emissions and greenhouse gases (GHG). Trucks powered by RNG have a 90% reduction in NOx emissions compared to their diesel counterparts. That translates to cleaner air and less respiratory illness for those families and farmers living in the Central Valley and rural communities throughout California.
No viable commercial alternatives
For the commercial and heavy-duty transportation market, there are no viable fuel alternatives available that are cleaner than Renewable Natural Gas. While some companies have experimented with battery-powered heavy-duty trucks, the best estimates show that they are decades away from development and even further away from legitimate commercial viability.
Don't penalize rural California
Those who argue that today's clean fuels such as Renewable Natural Gas should be sidelined in anticipation of an all-electric California of the future are penalizing our state's most vulnerable populations. Modern RNG heavy-duty trucks have contributed to California's greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, and RNG will continue to be on the front-lines of reducing pollution for those who live in rural communities throughout the state.