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EPA Forces Natural Gas Plants to Make Pollution Data Public

November 24, 2021Under a new rule, natural gas processing plants will have to report emissions to EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, which is intended to let communities know the types of hazardous pollutants that nearby businesses are discharging.

via E&E News

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Will Electric Trucks Need New Suspensions?

November 24, 2021Electric trucks will redefine how we move freight, but will the addition of a few tons of batteries demand a redesign of the vehicle itself?

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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New England Governors Abandon Pact to Reduce Transportation Pollution

November 24, 2021Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is abandoning his administration’s ambitious plan to create a multistate compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution after the deal failed to gain traction in other states.

via Transport Topics

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CARB Approves $1.5B Investment in Clean Cars, Trucks, Mobility Options for FY 2021-22

November 23, 2021The California Air Resources Board approved a $1.5-billion investment plan that will increase access to clean vehicles and clean mobility options through a wide variety of projects that support the transformation of California’s vehicle and equipment fleet to zero-emission.

via Green Car Congress

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Merchants Fleet Accelerates Electrification With Purchase of 5,400 BrightDrop EV410s

November 23, 2021New midsize electric van offers electrification option for Merchants’ last-mile and delivery clients across North America.

via Fleet Owner

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How Can Green Bonds Help Companies Overcome Costs to go Green?

November 23, 2021While one of the largest barriers to adopting emissions-reduction technologies in the transportation sector is the high initial costs, green bonds can help companies get the upfront capital they need to invest in sustainable technologies.

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Viridos Agreement with ExxonMobil to Help Scale Algae Biofuels Toward Commercial Levels

November 22, 2021Viridos Inc., earlier known as Synthetic Genomics, has signed a joint development agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company with the intent to bring Viridos’ low-carbon intensity algae biofuels toward commercial levels.

via Green Car Congress

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Lordstown Motors Poised for Tax Exemptions Under Ohio Bill

November 22, 2021The Ohio House passed a bipartisan bill that would give Lordstown Motors a four-year sales tax exemption on engines, transmissions, batteries, brakes and other components that are unique to the production of electric vehicles.

via Transport Topics

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Inside the Post Office’s 122-Year Drive to EV Mail Delivery

November 22, 2021President Biden along with congressional Democrats want to overhaul all 228,000 postal delivery trucks and replace them with electric vehicles — flipping the largest civilian fleet in the federal workforce and ditching thousands of ancient vans that get 10 mpg.

via E&E News

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Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at Torc Robotics

November 22, 2021Torc was the first autonomous start-up company to realize that deep integration with a commercial vehicle OEM was the only way to successfully develop autonomous truck technology and bring it to market.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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By Sea, Land and Air: Decarbonizing Transportation and Logistics

November 19, 2021In order for the world to achieve the aggressive carbon reduction targets necessary to keep temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, we must collectively work to decarbonize the supply chain.

via GreenBiz

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Iveco CNG Trucks Reinforce Amazon Freight Fleet

November 19, 2021Amazon is increasing the number of compressed natural gas vehicles available to its partners across Europe, working with vehicle manufacturers and start-ups to test and develop more sustainable technologies.

via NGT News

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‘Propane DME Blends’ Project Receives DOE Funding

November 18, 2021The U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office awarded more than $4 million in funding to test novel applications of dimethyl ether (DME) as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

via LPGas

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Oregon Adopts Clean Trucks Rules; Other States May Follow

November 18, 2021New rules in Oregon will accelerate the electrification of school buses, package delivery vans, waste haulers, and commercial tractors.

via Charged Fleet

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Clean Energy, TotalEnergies Begin Construction on RNG Dairy Digester in Texas

November 18, 2021Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has broken ground on a renewable natural gas (RNG) digester at Del Rio Dairy in Friona, Texas, its first in a joint venture with TotalEnergies.

via NGT News

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Jumping on the EV Bandwagon

November 18, 2021EVs are no different than any other trucking technology in that one size will not fit all. Now is the time to start determining which size is right for you.

via Fleet Owner