Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Looking Back: Diesel Ban legislation

2002 California
California: Court Backs Ban On Diesel Vehicles
Government agencies in Southern California can be forced to give up diesel vehicles and buy alternative-fuel cars, trucks and buses with cleaner emissions, an appeals court has ruled.


2002 India
Challenge to diesel ban has health lobby fuming
Health and environment activists are aghast at a new automobile fuel policy that sets the clock back on a Supreme Court order banning diesel use by buses and taxis plying India's smoggy capital, and replacing it with environment-friendly compressed natural gas...


2010 Spain
Madrid is preparing a regulation that will prevent the purchase of new taxis and urban buses running on diesel.
This decision was taken because diesel models emit too much NO2. Madrid is the first European city that acts against Diesel technology for environmental reasons. The municipality will not force to buy any special technology, but will establish a control not only in terms of CO2 but also regarding the NO2 emissions.


No comments:

Post a Comment