Hawaii Clean Diesel Campaign

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Hawaii Clean Diesel Campaign

  1. 1. Hawaii Clean Diesel Campaign Overview of DERA Program, Projects, and Partnerships Ian Tierney RISE Diesel Emissions Reduction Intern 5/15/2011
  2. 2. State Clean Diesel Campaign • Promote clean air strategies to reduce diesel emissions with – manufacturers, – fleet operators, – air quality professionals, – environmental and community organizations, – and state and local officials
  3. 3. Why Clean Diesel • Energy security – Reduce imported oil • Economic benefits – Better mpg, cheaper fuel, American business • Health benefits – Asthma, allergies, cancer and lung disease reduced: • Lower levels of particulate matter, carcinogens, toxins, nitrogen oxides than traditional diesel • Environmental benefits – Emissions damage plants, animals, crops, and water resources. – Climate change Source: American Lung Association, Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. 4. State Clean Diesel Campaign • Clean air strategies – The 6 R’s – Reduce fuel use – Refuel with clean alternative fuels – Retrofit existing vehicles to lower emissions – Replace older vehicles – Repower old engines – Rebuild older engines
  5. 5. Clean Diesel Funding • State Clean Diesel Grant Program allocates funds to participating states – Non-competitive – Funding based on participation – Incentive funding for matching funds – Grant and loan programs for clean diesel projects
  6. 6. 2008-2010 funds • $658,586 in DERA grants • $1,700,000 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA): DERA
  7. 7. Projects • The State of Hawaii Department of Health Clean Air Branch projects: – Replacing school buses - ARRA – Replacing old dump trucks - DERA – Replacing old utility vehicles - DERA – Retrofitting utility vehicles - DERA Old and new school buses Old and new school buses
  8. 8. Funding Uses $196,000 39% $301,000 61% Retrofits Replacements
  9. 9. Vehicle Replacement Photos: Dept of Health CAB
  10. 10. 2011 Funding Estimated $180,000 for Hybrid Vehicles • Matching funding bonus • For diesel vehicles, GVWR must be 16,001 lbs + • Older than 2004 • Replacements must be scrapped • Vehicle cannot be scheduled to be replaced
  11. 11. 2011 Funding How? • Soliciting state or local agencies – BWS, DOT, DOE, DPR, DLNR, TheBus and UH. • Whole or partial matching funds • Submit vehicle wish list – Electric or hybrid trucks favored • Quick response
  12. 12. Important Dates • May 25 2011- Statement of Work plan due • June 6 – final Work Plan due • October 2011- funding becomes available • September 2012 - grant funding complete
  13. 13. Questions? Ian Tierney DERA Intern 808-586-6848 ian.tierney@kupuhawaii.org

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