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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.

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DOE Issues Two RFIs to Move Ahead with $9.5B Clean Hydrogen Initiatives

February 17, 2022The DOE released two RFIs to collect feedback from stakeholders to inform the implementation and design of Regional Hydrogen Hub and the Electrolysis and Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing and Recycling programs per the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, representing a combined $9.5-billion investment.

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Understanding Third-Party Designation Risks in the LCFS Program

February 14, 2022Complying with LCFS requirements and managing trades can be complicated, leading some fleets to contract credit generation to third parties, which can come with some risks.

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Army Details Plans to Hit Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

February 9, 2022The United States Army released its climate strategy report today, outlining ambitious renewable energy and decarbonization goals for the service to reach net-zero emissions in all of the Army’s procurements by 2050.

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Senators Demand Answers About Tesla Feature That Runs Stop Signs

February 9, 2022A pair of Democratic U.S. senators demanded answers from Tesla Inc. about a feature of its so-called Full Self-Driving system that permitted its vehicles to slowly roll through intersections without stopping, as well as complaints about cars that suddenly brake at high speeds.

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The Rapidly Evolving Global Movement Towards Transportation Decarbonization

February 9, 2022The global market offers insight into how North America can address environmental challenges and integrate the advanced technologies needed to improve regional air quality and reduce climate pollutants.

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California Leads, States Follow on Zero-Emission Rules for MD, HD Trucks

February 8, 2022After the California Air Resources Board passed the ACT Regulation in 2020, five more states are following suit and adopting zero-emission regulations of their own.

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EPA Releases Initial Report on New $5B Clean Bus Program

February 7, 2022The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its initial Clean School Bus Program report to Congress, with the first cycle of funding expected to come as early as April in the form of a rebate.

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