Topic: Policy

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Environmental, Freight Policy Experts Seek ‘Bold Commitments’ Ahead of Climate Summit

October 28, 2021Commitments made at an upcoming climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, could “drive change and demonstrate where the market is going and provide the foundation for continued investments” in sustainable solutions such as electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and R&D.

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NRDC: Clean Trucks Rules Are Good for New Jersey

October 27, 2021A new, independent report shows that zero-emission trucks and buses will cut health-harming pollutants in New Jersey, protect lives and provide $11.6 billion in societal benefits to the state over the next 30 years through a Clean Trucks New Jersey program.

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California Regulators Suggest Output Cuts for Phillips 66, Marathon RD Projects

October 20, 2021Environmental regulators in a Northern California county are suggesting “environmentally superior alternatives” for renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel projects proposed there by Phillips 66 and Marathon Petroleum, calling for both to scale back output.

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Company Announces First-of-a-Kind $3B Renewable Hydrogen Project

October 20, 2021A new partnership led by a veteran fossil fuel executive announced plans today to build what could be the country’s biggest hub for renewable hydrogen, even as billions in potential public funds for the technology face an uncertain fate in Congress.

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ARP Joins DERA to Fund Purchases of Cleaner School Buses

October 7, 2021The American Rescue Plan passed earlier this year offers a new funding opportunity for school districts to purchase cleaner school buses, joining and the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, which opened the application period for is most recent pot school bus rebate money.

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NJBPU Launches Program to Encourage EV Charging Stations in New Jersey

October 4, 2021The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities recently launched a program to encourage electric vehicle charging locations at tourism destinations statewide. The announcement corresponds with Drive Electric Week.

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Jobs, Resources, and Plans — Where to Look for Your Funding Future

September 30, 2021Federal incentives and regulatory stimuli seek to reinvigorate the country’s economic priorities for clean transportation and infrastructure.

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Industry Aims at Refocusing Zero-Emission Efforts to National Level

September 29, 2021As several states move to adopt requirements for zero-emission vehicles, manufacturers have even more reason to call for national uniformity.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

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New York Governor Signs Bill Ending Sales of New Fossil Fuel Cars

September 10, 2021Legislation that directs the Department of Environmental Conservation to establish regulations to ensure that 100% of new passenger vehicles are electric by 2035 and that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are electric by 2045 was signed by Gov. Hochul into law.

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NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

September 8, 2021Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

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Los Angeles Approves 100% Clean Energy by 2035, a Decade Ahead of Prior Goal

September 7, 2021The goal now puts LADWP, the nation’s largest public utility, on track for an aggressive transition that backers said would present a model for the nation.

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Fuel-Efficient Tech Available for Trucks Via Proposed Legislation

August 24, 2021Legislation that would establish a program at the U.S. Department of Energy to assist the trucking industry with the adoption of fuel-efficient technologies recently was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

via Transport Topics

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New Jersey Offers More Incentives to Upgrade EV Fleets

August 19, 2021The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved the expansion of its Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, a $7 million program offering grants for public entities to purchase electric vehicles (EV) and related charging infrastructure.

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Innovative ACT Expo Panel to Highlight Diversity Movement in Clean Tech Sector

August 18, 2021The aim to diversify perspectives, teammates, and project partners will be discussed during the inaugural Diversity in ACT session at this year’s upcoming ACT Expo.

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Biden Wants an EV Revolution — Will Communities of Color Be Left Behind?

August 17, 2021While the White House is driving a proposal to accelerate electric vehicle usage to combat carbon emissions, advocacy groups say Black and brown neighborhoods must benefit, too.

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The Urgent Need to Clean Up Transportation

August 17, 2021How the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference can pave the way for equitable mobility decarbonization.

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