Topic: Policy

GAO issues automated technologies workforce recommendations

December 28, 2020The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) a series of recommendations regarding automated technologies workforce recruitment and skill set.

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Congress Extends Tax Credits for Biofuels, Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels

December 23, 2020Congress has reached a bipartisan deal that contains several important provisions for the transportation industry.

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Collaboration targets pollution reduction, clean transportation

December 23, 2020Three states and Washington, D.C. are collaborating to reduce pollution while also promoting clean transportation.

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What Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Did, and Didn’t, Get from Congress This Week

December 23, 2020Clean energy industry groups are cheering the last-minute inclusion of key tax incentive extensions and billions of dollars in research and development funds that found their way into the $2.4 trillion spending package and coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress.

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Maryland Framework Offers Connected, Automated Vehicle Guide

December 22, 2020With an eye toward the future of transportation technology, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released the state’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Strategic Framework.

via Transport Topics

DOE releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap; 44% reduction in manufactured cost for 300-mile EV pack by 2030

December 22, 2020The US Department of Energy released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, the Department’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy.

via Green Car Congress

Canada publishes proposed Clean Fuel Standard regulations

December 21, 2020The government of Canada on Dec. 18 published proposed regulations for its Clean Fuel Standard. Final regulations are expected to be published next year, with the CFS scheduled to come into force on Dec. 1, 2022.

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Transit Site Rendering for ATN

Transit Electrification Leads to Innovative Partnerships

December 16, 2020Leading transit agencies are developing complex battery electric bus projects requiring innovative partnerships to execute.

Drayage Trucks operate in SoCal Ports

Image: Port of Long Beach by Don Ramey Logan.jpg from Wikimedia Commons by D Ramey Logan, CC-BY-SA 3.0

Port Drayage Truck Registry Date Should be Re-evaluated

December 15, 2020Drayage Truck Registry deadline of January 1, 2023 for the Ports of LA and Long Beach should be moved up to phase-out older diesel trucks.

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European Commission calls for conversion to zero-emission vehicles by 2050

December 14, 2020The European Commission is aiming to convert nearly all cars, buses and heavy-duty vehicles to zero emissions by 2050.

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New Zealand Requires Government Agencies to Buy Electric Vehicles

December 14, 2020New Zealand is requiring all government agencies and ministries to purchase electric vehicles as part of its goal to be carbon neutral in five years.

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California Could Require EV Charging Stations

December 7, 2020California is planning to become the first state to require electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at new nonresidential developments, according to a report by Charged Future.

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U.S. Reps. O’Halleran, Burgess introduce electric vehicle jobs bill

November 30, 2020U.S. Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) introduced last week a bill aimed at growing the electric vehicle jobs.

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Quebec to Phase Out Sale of New Gasoline Vehicles by 2035

November 23, 2020The decision brings Quebec in line with states such as California that will ban the sale of new gasoline vehicles in 2035.

via Green Fleet Magazine

Natural Gas Vehicle

California Renewable Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel Achieves First-Ever Carbon Negative Milestone

November 21, 2020New data reveals the average carbon intensity of all renewable compressed natural gas vehicle fuel in California's LCFS program was negative for the first time in program history.

California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership

Quebec’s green economy plan addresses RNG, bioenergy

November 19, 2020The 2030 PGE lays the groundwork for a green economic recovery and reiterates Quebec’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 37.5 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

via Biomass Magazine