House Bill 2007 (HB2007) would direct the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) to: phase out old diesel engines by requiring a 2010 model year or newer engine in regulated trucks by 2029; adopt rules to prohibit regulated entities from adding trucks with older engines to their fleets, and adopt an inspection and emission control label program to determine whether trucks entering the state comply with federal standards.
On February 9, GEI brought together an engaging group of experts to discuss the transition to tomorrow’s energy system. “We have to recognize that the incumbency dynamic associated with our existing resources and economy will require us to be far more strategic, far more generous, far more creative than even the moonshot required,” stated Melissa Powers, professor of law and director of GEI. This urgent need for comprehensive and strategic change led the GEI team to organize Tomorrow’s Energy System. The full-day conference featured elected officials, renewable energy and utility executives, regulators, and advocacy leaders who discussed the barriers to ambitious climate change mitigation and ways to overcome them.