(NAFB.com) – Clean Fuels Alliance America expressed extreme disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for heavy-duty vehicles. In the rule, EPA adopts new standards that are designed expressly to incentivize electric vehicles for model year 2027-2032 heavy-duty vehicles. The standards are part of the GHG emissions regulations for trucks and buses. EPA didn’t evaluate the use of biodiesel and renewable diesel as part of engine systems to meet the new standards, focusing instead primarily on tailpipe emissions. “EPA’s rule flatly dismisses the benefits of biodiesel and renewable diesel as the lowest-cost and most widely available options to kickstart decarbonization of the heavy-duty vehicle sector,” says Kurt Kovarik of Clean Fuels. “There should be no uncertainty that biodiesel and renewable diesel also reduce criteria pollutants from heavy-duty vehicles, which will continue to be manufactured and used during the timeframe of this rule. They merit a role in decarbonization.”