Improving air quality continues to be a priority for the Port of Oakland, whose commissioners earlier this week passed a plan aimed at dramatically reducing diesel and greenhouse gas emissions stemming from maritime operations at the port.
The Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan is a 259-page blueprint that “calls for changes in equipment, operations, fuels and infrastructure at the seaport,” including making port fleet vehicles and equipment to zero-emission, putting in electric infrastructure at terminals; and looking at cleaner fuels and other renewable sources of power, according to the port.
“The Port’s Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan sends a powerful message that the port will lead the way towards a post-carbon future,” said Port Executive Director Chris Lytle. “We’re always looking at pollution reduction measures that reflect new technologies, financial resources and stakeholder input.”
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