Topic: Policy

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New York Governor Signs Bill Ending Sales of New Fossil Fuel Cars

September 10, 2021Legislation that directs the Department of Environmental Conservation to establish regulations to ensure that 100% of new passenger vehicles are electric by 2035 and that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are electric by 2045 was signed by Gov. Hochul into law.

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NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

September 8, 2021Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

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Los Angeles Approves 100% Clean Energy by 2035, a Decade Ahead of Prior Goal

September 7, 2021The goal now puts LADWP, the nation’s largest public utility, on track for an aggressive transition that backers said would present a model for the nation.

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Fuel-Efficient Tech Available for Trucks Via Proposed Legislation

August 24, 2021Legislation that would establish a program at the U.S. Department of Energy to assist the trucking industry with the adoption of fuel-efficient technologies recently was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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New Jersey Offers More Incentives to Upgrade EV Fleets

August 19, 2021The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved the expansion of its Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, a $7 million program offering grants for public entities to purchase electric vehicles (EV) and related charging infrastructure.

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Innovative ACT Expo Panel to Highlight Diversity Movement in Clean Tech Sector

August 18, 2021The aim to diversify perspectives, teammates, and project partners will be discussed during the inaugural Diversity in ACT session at this year’s upcoming ACT Expo.

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Biden Wants an EV Revolution — Will Communities of Color Be Left Behind?

August 17, 2021While the White House is driving a proposal to accelerate electric vehicle usage to combat carbon emissions, advocacy groups say Black and brown neighborhoods must benefit, too.

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The Urgent Need to Clean Up Transportation

August 17, 2021How the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference can pave the way for equitable mobility decarbonization.

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Ad Campaign Urges Biden to Stop Renewable Fuels U-Turn

August 16, 2021The National Biodiesel Board has launched an ad campaign in the US calling on President Biden to maintain his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Peterbilt Model 579EV Visits Nation’s Capital

August 11, 2021Peterbilt Motors Company visited Washington, D.C., recently while displaying the zero-emission battery electric Model 579EV to key government agency officials and members of Congress.

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ACT Expo Announces Roster of Innovative Speakers

August 10, 2021As always, the list of speakers presenting at the annual ACT Expo is filled with North America’s leading fleet operators and top industry executives.

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EPA to Update NOx, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

August 9, 2021The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 5 announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollutants from heavy-duty trucks in a series of major rulemakings over the next three years.

via Transport Topics

Exelon Utilities Announces Goal to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

August 6, 2021Exelon Utilities announced Aug. 4 it will reduce its operations-driven emissions 50% by 2030 and ultimately to net-zero by 2050 as part of its continuing efforts to address the climate crisis.

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The Race to Net Zero

August 5, 2021Countries around the world are realizing that reaching net zero emissions in the transportation sector is the quickest way to reduce GHG.

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Biden to Aim for 50% EVs by 2030 with Industry Support

August 5, 2021U.S. President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Thursday aimed at making half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles and will propose new vehicle-emission rules to cut pollution through 2026, the White House said.

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Hybrid Pioneer Toyota Pushes Congress To Slow Down Transition To Electric Cars

July 30, 2021In contrast to the vast majority of carmakers who have already launched EVs, Toyota still does not have an EV in its lineup and is opposing stricter emissions limits and electric vehicle initiatives around the world, according to a report in the New York Times.

via Forbes