As states continue to use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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In 2020, only two states used oil to generate more than 3% of the electricity: 66% in Hawaii and 16% in Alaska.) The increases occurred only in Alaska (from 11% to 13%) and Oregon (from 2% to 3%). by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them.

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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In 2018, only two states used oil to generate more than 3% of the electricity: 68% in Hawaii and 12% in Alaska.) The increases occurred only in Alaska (from 9% to 11%) and in Wyoming (from 94% to 96%). by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Alaska Airlines launching 75 flights powered by 20% biofuel blend in the US; SkyNRG the fuel supplier

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Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States powered by a biofuel blend, starting this Wednesday. Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, will continue to operate select flights between Seattle and the two cities over the next few weeks using a 20% blend of renewable biofuel. —Alaska Air Group Chairman and CEO Bill Ayer.

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20 airlines commit to use new technologies to minimize climate impact; Target True Zero

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The signatory airlines—Aero; Air New Zealand; Air Nostrum; Alaska Airlines; Amelia; ASL Aviation Holdings; Braathens Regional Airlines; easyJet; Finistair; Icelandair; Iskwew Air; Loganair; Mokulele; Ravn Alaska; SoundsAir; Southern Airways Express; Surf Air Mobility; Viva Aerobus; Waltzing Matilda Aviation; Xwing—operate more than 800 aircraft and carry more than 177 million passengers on 1.8

EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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Over the last three years, EPA has provided nearly $300 million in grants and rebates to modernize diesel fleets with cleaner heavy-duty trucks and equipment, according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Applicants may request funding to upgrade or replace diesel-powered buses, trucks, marine engines, locomotives and nonroad equipment with newer, cleaner technologies. Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington) will accept applications requesting up to $1,000,000 in grant funds.

EPA announces ~$44M in DERA funding to reduce emissions from diesel engines

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Applicants may request funding to upgrade or replace diesel-powered buses, trucks, marine engines, locomotives and nonroad equipment with newer, cleaner technologies. Many of these projects funded cleaner diesel engines that operate in economically disadvantaged communities the residents of which suffer from higher-than-average instances of asthma, heart and lung disease. Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington) will accept proposals requesting up to $1,000,000 in grant funds.

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First cargo ship in Pacific Northwest plugs into shore power at Port of Tacoma

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TOTE, a private shipping company that serves the Alaska trade, contributed about $1.2 About half the ships that call frequently at the Port already meet the 2010 clean-air goal for ships by using cleaner-burning distillate fuel at berth. Supported by an EPA grant worth nearly $1.5 million, two Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. TOTE) cargo ships will now plug into electrical power and shut down diesel engines while docked during weekly calls at their Tacoma terminal. The $2.7

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Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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Both rail and bus emissions decreased during this time, due in part to the state’s efforts to transition to cleaner fuels and to electrify public transportation. public charging outlets per ZEV, placing it ahead of only New Jersey and Alaska for availability of infrastructure.

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Port of Houston Authority, Maersk Line and EPA Demonstrate Fuel Switching in the Gulf of Mexico

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By 2015, this US-Canada ECA will require lower sulfur fuels be used when ships are in waters within 200 nautical miles of the US or Canadian Pacific, Atlantic, or Gulf coasts, the eight main Hawaiian Islands, and the southeast coast of Alaska. Using cleaner fuel is the fastest way for a vessel to reduce its environmental impact.International adoption of an ECA reduces environmental impact significantly while ensuring a level playing field for all competitors. —Dr.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation. Juneau, the Capital City of Alaska, has a clean, renewable source of energy, local hydropower.

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Cal Energy Commission adopts report outlining how state transforming transportation system to meet climate goals

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Cleaner fuels with lower carbon intensity numbers, such as biofuels, have the potential to provide immediate emission reduction benefits. California refineries have increasingly turned to foreign sources of crude oil as production in California and Alaska has declined.

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FAA Awards Contracts for $125M to 5 Companies to Accelerate More Environmentally Friendly Aviation Technology; Renewable Fuels, Engines, Wings and Flight Management

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Drop-in alternative fuels will require no significant modifications to aircraft and engines and with a goal of performing more efficiently, and cleaner than current fossil-based fuels. The CLEEN award will include technology demonstrations with Lockheed Martin, AirDat and Alaska Airlines.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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A dividend would also be similar to the Alaska Permanent Fund, which returns oil-extraction royalties to Alaska residents on a per-capita basis. It can be used to help industry make adjustments to adopt cleaner production processes or to support private efforts to invent new technologies that involve lower emissions. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc. Reprinted with permission from The Donovan Law Group website. INTRODUCTION.

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