NWRA Calls Upon Congressional Leaders to Pass RNG Tax Incentives Bill
Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), as part of a coalition of associations representing small businesses, clean energy advocates and local governments, sent a letter to House Financial Services Committee leaders and Senate Finance Committee leaders urging them to move HR 2448, the Renewable Natural Gas Incentive Act. The bill would create a one dollar per gallon tax credit for renewable natural gas (RNG) used for transportation. This is in line with the one dollar per gallon tax credit for renewable diesel fuel users.
“RNG is a clean, affordable, reliable and domestic source of fuel,” said NWRA Interim President and CEO Jim Riley. “Captured from sources like landfills, RNG can produce carbon-negative results when fueling vehicles like waste and recycling collection vehicles, municipal transit buses and other similar vehicles.”
RNG provides immediate, significant and affordable air pollution and greenhouse gas reductions. The cleanest commercially available heavy-duty engine in the world is powered by natural gas, with engines designed, built and manufactured in America. Replacing just one traditional diesel-burning heavy-duty truck with one new ultra low-NOx natural gas truck is the emissions equivalent of removing 119 conventional combustion engine cars off our roads.
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.
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