Who Wants To Pay for Diesel Retrofits?

Hampton, Tudor
March 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/28/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 12, p14
Trade Publication
The article informs that the cost of retrofitting off-road diesel equipment with cleaner engines and exhaust devices, and the incentive programs that motivate contractors to do so, are the focus of a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report due out next month. The federal government only regulates emissions on new machines. But some state and local jurisdictions are specifying retrofits for older models. Five incentive models are in use today, with state and local grants ranking the highest in terms of overall industry acceptance. Associated General Contractors of America is lobbying Congress to amend the Internal Revenue Code to include a maximum $50,000 tax deduction, per construction machine, for diesel retrofits.


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