Topic: Policy

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Clean Energy at a Crossroads: The Made-in-America Push

May 4, 2022Call it music to the ears of President Joe Biden and many congressional Democrats, who are counting on U.S. companies and workers to produce the infrastructure of a transformed clean energy grid.

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What Happens When Police Pull Over a Driverless Vehicle?

April 12, 2022Who gets a ticket in a driverless car? It turns out no one does, the San Francisco Police learned recently.

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J.B. Hunt Launches Carbon Offset Credit Program

April 6, 2022J.B. Hunt Transport Services launched new program called Clean Transport that will allow customers to acquire carbon offset credits equivalent to the emissions created by their shipments.

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Illinois Poised to Join California, N.Y. as Clean Transportation Leader

April 1, 2022In the Midwestern state of Illinois, much is changing in the way of clean transportation policy and incentives.

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New Hampshire Looks to Establish Electric School Bus Pilot Program

April 1, 2022SB 417, introduced in December, would establish an electric school bus pilot program administrated by the state’s Department of Environmental Services.

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49 MPG Fuel-Economy Standard Ordered for Cars by 2026

April 1, 2022The Biden administration ordered carmakers to increase their average fuel economy to about 49 mpg by 2026, in an ambitious effort to make up for progress stalled when President Donald Trump rolled back the efficiency program.

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Industry Calls Biden Tariff Probe a ‘Disaster’ for Solar

March 29, 2022The Biden administration announced an investigation yesterday on whether to slap import taxes on solar panels and key equipment, angering advocates who said it could stall the industry’s growth enough to thwart climate goals.

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Governor Signs Washington State Climate Bill Focused on Transportation

March 29, 2022Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a 16-year Move Ahead Washington transportation package that legislators approved this session, focused on cleaner, more efficient transportation options.

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Understanding Southern California’s Warehouse ISR Compliance Rules

Learn about the South Coast Air Quality Management District Warehouse Indirect Source Rule (ISR), which aims to improve air quality in communities near large distribution centers that have significant emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Review Sought on USPS Decision to Buy Gas-Powered Trucks

March 14, 2022House Democrats are asking the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general to investigate the agency’s decision to replace its mail-truck fleet with almost all gasoline-powered models, a move that paved the way for a contract with Wisconsin military truck maker Oshkosh Corp. worth as much as $6 billion.

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EPA Proposes Stronger Pollution Limits on New Trucks

March 7, 2022The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rulemaking to further restrict emissions of soot-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) by heavy-duty diesel and gasoline engines starting in model year 2027.

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Automakers, Suppliers Part of DOE Better Climate Challenge

March 1, 2022he US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a commitment from more than 90 companies and organizations to reduce their Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through DOE’s Better Climate Challenge.

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Energize Your Fleet With These Innovative Incentive Programs

Shell Recharge Solutions, Penske, and GNA offer a comprehensive look at how new regulations will impact medium- and heavy-duty fleet operations and how to keep a competitive edge with the use of incentive programs.

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EPA Slams USPS Plan for Mostly Gas-Powered Mail Trucks

February 24, 2022The U.S. Postal Service has finalized a contract to replace its mail truck fleet with almost all gasoline-powered models, drawing an angry response from Biden administration officials who unsuccessfully pushed the agency to buy electric vehicles instead.

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What to Watch in Biden’s First Offshore Wind Auction

February 23, 2022The Biden administration will hold a long-awaited offshore wind auction today, with both established players in the developing industry and new competitors expected to vie for a chance to raise turbines in the shallow-water region sandwiched between New Jersey and New York.

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‘Transformative’ IIJA Bill Could Help Transit Build Far Into the Future

February 22, 2022The public transportation industry and its large supplier base are about to receive their largest boost in history, according to several analyses of the recent legislation that was signed into law. This boost will then become even larger and more sustained if other pending legislative actions remain on track.

via Metro Magazine