Topic: Policy

Sen. Manchin Cites ‘Grave Concerns’ About US ‘Going to the EV’

June 17, 2021U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat whose vote is key to any infrastructure deal in the narrowly divided Senate, expressed “grave concerns” June 15 about the Biden administration’s drive to boost adoption of electric vehicles.

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ATA Unveils Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee

June 11, 2021American Trucking Associations announced the formation of its Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee, a group that will help shape ATA’s policies and actions on key environmental issues and will address topics such as fuels, carbon pricing and zero-emission vehicle development.

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Airports Council International Sets Global Carbon Goal for 2050

June 10, 2021The Airports Council International (ACI) World and the five ACI regions announced Monday they had set a global commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Rise of Electric Vehicles Presents Questions About Transportation Funding

June 4, 2021While electric vehicles and alternative fuels contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, their continued adoption forces states to rethink transportation funding sources that currently come from taxes on diesel and gasoline.

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Maersk CEO Proposes Tax on Ship Fuel to Accelerate Green Innovation

June 3, 2021A.P. Moller-Maersk’s (Maersk) CEO has proposed a global tax on diesel ship fuel to encourage carriers, shippers and other stakeholders to pursue environmentally friendly technologies and operations.

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Tennessee Allocates $10M to Help Buy Low NOx Medium & Heavy Trucks

June 1, 2021The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced that 26 entities will receive $9,724,683 in total grant funding to replace class 4-7 local freight trucks and class 8 local freight trucks with cleaner vehicles, including CNG-powered ones.

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N.J. Transit Unveils Roadmap to 100 Percent Zero-Emissions Bus Fleet by 2040

June 1, 2021N.J. Transit said it will continue to aggressively advance its zero-emissions bus program as it released its roadmap to a 100 percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.

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Duke Energy Proposal Seeks to Accelerate North Carolina’s Transition to Electric

June 1, 2021Following six months of stakeholder input, Duke Energy, a U.S.-based energy holding company, has recently filed an additional $56 million proposal of Phase II programs to continue the advancement of transportation electrification in North Carolina.

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Port of Long Beach Exempts Natural Gas Trucks from Impending Emissions Fee

May 28, 2021The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved an exemption from the Clean Truck Fund Rate “for the cleanest” natural-gas-powered trucks, according to an announcement Monday. The rate, which has been set at $10 per 20-foot equivalent unit for any non-zero-emissions truck at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, has...

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VW Funding Webinar June 9, 11:00am PT

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Secure Funding for California Combustion Freight & Marine Projects

Watch this webinar recording from the SCAQMD to learn about the second solicitation of $26 million in Volkswagen Settlement funding available to entities throughout California for Combustion Freight and Marine Projects.

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Why Equity Must Be Central to EV Infrastructure Planning

May 25, 2021As the U.S. reaches an inflection point in the use of electric vehicles, the buildout of EV charging stations and how low-to-moderate income communities as well as communities of color are kept in the discussion will be critical.

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Reps. Schneider, Kildee, Brownley Introduce Bill to Decarbonize Aviation Industry

May 24, 2021U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Dan Kildee (D-MI), and Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced legislation on Thursday that would reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable fuel use in the aviation industry.

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New Regulations Target Truck Emissions at Southern California Warehouses

May 24, 2021A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.

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CARB Approves Nation’s First Zero-Emission Ride-Hailing Standard

May 21, 2021The California Air Resources Board has approved the nation’s first standard to transition ride-hailing fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

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Sen. Warren argues for Green Infrastructure

May 21, 2021Warren, Sen. Ed Markey and U.S. Reps. Andrew Levin and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently introduced the Build Green Infrastructure and Jobs Act that would invest $500 billion over 10 years in state, local, and tribal projects to jumpstart the transition to all-electric public vehicles and rail.

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Pennsylvania DEP Awards $3.4M in Alternative Fuel Grants

May 19, 2021The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded more than $3.4 million in 2020 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants to 20 clean fuel transportation projects statewide that will help improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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