Topic: Policy

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4 recommendations to electrify the US federal fleet

March 16, 2021While the federal proclamation may be a simple concept, executing it will be challenging. A limited variety of EVs is available today, and creating new EV models — even when manufacturers are willing to take on the substantial investments and risks involved — can take more than five years.

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Is legislation blocking autonomous shipping?

March 11, 2021After almost two years of work, the MARLab project recently released its final report on the regulatory barriers that are currently hindering trials of autonomous ships in British waters. We explore MARLab’s main discoveries and its continued work with the Maritime Future technologies team.

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7 areas to watch for state-level climate action in the US

March 8, 2021The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation.

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U.S. lawmakers intro FREEZE Act

March 5, 2021Massachusetts Sen. Edward J. Markey and U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) recently introduced The FREEZER (Fostering and Realizing Electrification by Encouraging Zero Emission Refrigeration) Trucks Act, which they say would reduce harmful emissions from heavy-duty refrigerated trucks.

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New Mexico Takes Steps Toward Embracing Autonomous Vehicles

March 5, 2021Autonomous vehicles can already be seen on some roads in New Mexico as two companies test vehicles. Now legislators have introduced a bill that sponsor state Rep. Patty Lundstrom (D-Gallup) says would set up in statute the authority to regulate and give guidance to the emerging industry.

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Granholm Says Oil Industry Must Embrace Green Transition

March 4, 2021Jennifer Granholm used her first speech as U.S. energy secretary to warn oil and gas companies they risk being left behind unless they embrace a transition to cleaner sources of energy, while offering them an opportunity to partner with the new administration.

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Minnesota Proposal Would Tax Electricity as Fuel

March 3, 2021Gas tax revenue in Minnesota will decline as more people buy electric vehicles. That means the state needs to find a way to replace the gas tax money it uses to pay for roads and bridges, said Central Minnesota Sen. Jeff Howe, R-Rockville.

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GAMA applauds introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Act

March 3, 2021On Friday, U.S. Reps Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act. The legislation would build a framework around the introduction of electric aircraft into the national airspace.

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EVs Have New Momentum, But Let’s Keep Our Eye on the Ball

March 2, 2021Recent developments for EVs at the national level are cause for celebration, but important work remains with states and local communities.

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Santa Monica to pilot delivery zones for zero-emissions vehicles

March 1, 2021If this catches on, diesel- and gas-powered delivery vehicles will no longer be delivering to residents at some California addresses. The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the city of Santa Monica have launched what they said is the first Zero Emissions Delivery Zone (ZEDZ) in the nation.

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Washington raises the stakes with California, proposing to phase out gas cars by 2030

March 1, 2021Washington may soon become the third US state to fix a date for the end of the Oil Age. The state House Transportation Committee has voted 17-12 to advance a bill that would require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 and later registered in the state to be electric.

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Senators reintroduce carbon pollution reduction legislation

February 26, 2021U.S. Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Ed Markey (D-MA) joined U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) to reintroduce the legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the National Highway System.

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What you should know: the Advanced Clean Trucks and Heavy-Duty Omnibus rules

February 23, 2021The trucking industry has an outsized impact on toxic air pollution and carbon emissions. Luckily, states can adopt two new regulations to address the issue: the Advanced Clean Trucks rule, which ensures more zero-emission electric trucks are sold each year, and the Heavy-Duty Omnibus rule, which cuts toxic air pollution from new fossil fuel trucks.

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Virginia Votes to Establish LEV, ZEV Clean Car Standards Programs

February 22, 2021The Virginia senate has voted to establish advanced clean car standards. The bill, HB 1965, creates a low-emission vehicle (LEV) and zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program. The LEV rule will strengthen regulations on tailpipe emissions for newly sold vehicles in an effort to reduce air pollution.

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An Open Letter to Secretary Pete on Natural Gas Vehicles

February 16, 2021Deploying natural gas vehicles will save money for municipalities, ensure reliable service delivery, and reduce pollutant emissions.

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Clean Fuels Ohio’s New Brand Aligns with National Leadership in Clean Transportation

February 16, 2021Clean Fuels Ohio looks forward to strengthening relationships with industry, government, and organizations as we move forward together.

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