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NHTSA issues final rule for driverless cars

January 19, 2021The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued its final rule on driverless vehicle safety standards.

via https://transportationtodaynews.com/news/21122-nhtsa-issues-final-rule-for-driverless-cars/

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EPA: Funding Available to Promote Diesel-Reducing Projects

January 18, 2021The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says grant funding is available to promote projects that reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.

via NGT News

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California’s road to reducing truck emissions runs through warehouses

January 18, 2021First-of-its-kind rule would make Southern California warehouse operators responsible for emissions from trucks using their facilities

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Biden administration could mean a shift toward electric vehicles

January 18, 2021During his campaign, President-elect Joe Biden released the “Biden Plan” for addressing climate change — a modification of the “Green New Deal” proposed by progressives in Congress, and it strongly supports electric vehicles.

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Clean Energy Resolution to Keep

January 15, 2021Hydrogen as a transportation fuel, energy storage mechanism, and decarbonization powerhouse is part of a clean and bright future.

Fuel Cell Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)

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NGVAmerica releases guidance on filing for Alternative Fuels Tax Credit

January 14, 2021After championing the inclusion of an extension of the Alternative Fuels Tax Credit (AFTC) in a combined year-end FY 2021 Omnibus spending and Covid-19 stimulus package in late December, NGVAmerica released updated guidance on filing for the federal tax credit.

via NGV Journal

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NHTSA Eyes Exemptions From Some Safety Rules for Self-Driving Cars

January 14, 2021The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Jan. 14 it is beginning to craft rules to “clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that are designed without traditional manual driver controls.”

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‘Clean’ truck initiatives, strong rate environment will continue in 2021

January 12, 2021President-elect Joe Biden has emphasized the importance of achieving net-zero emissions no later than 2050, and the industry will be paying close attention to environmental initiatives that could impact trucking after the Jan. 20 inauguration.

via Fleet Owner

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NTEA announces climate change policy

January 7, 2021NTEA adopted a climate change policy that continues the Association’s commitment to facilitating productive use of alternative fuels and advanced technologies for commercial vehicles.

via Fleet Owner

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Renewable Gas Portfolio/Procurement Standards: State Leadership

Webinar Date: January 27, 2021 at 10:00am PSTJoin us on January 27 at 10.m. PT for the next RG 360 webinar hosted in partnership with the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas.

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NTEA climate change policy puts work truck industry at forefront

January 6, 2021The newly approved policy provides NTEA the opportunity to educate the public, regulators and legislators about how the industry is already putting in place solutions to society’s environmental concerns

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Accelerating Freight Electrification is Heavy Work

January 5, 20212020 was an important year for freight electrification, marked by numerous positive advancements in electric transportation.

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What Biden Presidency Means for AV Industry

January 5, 2021As the world looks to technological solutions to bolster the efficiency and safety of their communities, the U.S. will need to prioritize AV regulation on the federal level and embrace technological collaboration on an international level.

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New Jersey first state to adopt California electric truck sales mandate

January 1, 2021New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to announce plans to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) and Heavy-Duty Omnibus rules as momentum builds to expand the Golden State’s aggressive zero-emission trucking policies to other parts of the country.

via FreightWaves

Cuomo Unveils Plans to Transition New York Transit Bus Fleet to All-Electric

December 30, 2020Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate climate change, create healthier communities, improve air quality and boost access to clean transportation in underserved communities.

via NGT News

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Launches Electric Transit, School Bus Program

December 29, 2020Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate climate change, create healthier communities, improve air quality, and boost access to clean transportation in underserved communities.

via Metro Magazine