Massachusetts awarding $15.5M to alternative fuel vehicles and projects; $1.8M for 8 electric school buses

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In December, the Patrick Administration awarded grants and announced new investments in three programs to support alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure across Massachusetts, including the launch of an electric school bus pilot. The Clean Energy and Climate Plan goal, created under the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% by 2050.

DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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Well-to-Propeller GHG emissions results for marine alternative fuels. DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. According to DNV GL, the main drivers for the use of alternative fuels in shipping in the future can be classified in two broad categories: (a) Regulatory requirements and environmental concerns, and (b) availability of fossil fuels, cost and energy security.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation. Not only can IPG’s technology deliver low-emission, pollutant-free energy on today’s cleaner fuels.

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Calif. Energy Commission to award more than $44M for hydrogen refueling and alternative fuel vehicle projects

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In two packages of awards, the California Energy Commission approved more than $44 million to expand the hydrogen fueling infrastructure and increase the number of alter alternative fuel vehicles on the road in the state. These awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. Expanding hydrogen fueling stations in California. Alternative fuel vehicles awards.

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RAND study concludes use of alternative fuels by US military would convey no direct military benefit; recommends energy efficiency instead

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If the US military increases its use of alternative jet and naval fuels that can be produced from coal or various renewable resources, including seed oils, waste oils and algae, there will be no direct benefit to the nation’s armed forces, according to a new RAND Corporation study. From the perspective of technical viability, a number of alternative fuels can meet this requirement. —Alternative Fuels for Military Applications.

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California Energy Commission approves $95M plan for clean transportation investments; zero-emission infrastructure

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $95-million plan for critical clean transportation investments to expedite the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and help the state reach its climate, air quality and other goals. The -2020 Investment Plan Update for the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) allocates $85.2

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A Focus on EV Clean Fleets – Reflections from the 2021 Green Transportation Summit and Expo

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This summer, we celebrated 10 years of this critical clean transportation convening event with the theme “Reflecting + Refocusing on a Resilient Future.” This year’s expo was heavily focused on clean fleets.

California ARB posts discussion document for developing Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation

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for upcoming workshops on the development of the Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation. The proposed Advanced Clean Transit regulation will consider strategies to achieve additional criteria pollutant emissions reductions from transit fleets and to accelerate purchases of zero emission buses as part of an overall strategy to transform all heavy duty vehicles to zero emission or near zero emission vehicles to meet air quality and efficiency improvement goals.

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California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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In a unanimous vote on Friday, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) regulatory package ( earlier post ), launching California into another round of major automotive regulations for model years 2015-2025 that are designed to deliver cleaner air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to help build the future market for battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles. credits, while a 300-mile fuel-cell electric vehicle receives 3.5

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California ARB approves 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan; requires doubling the rate of GHG cuts

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The California Air Resources Board unanimously approved the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan , which sets the state on an aggressive course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an additional 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 under SB 32. Through effective policy design, the State has an opportunity to guide technology transformation and influence investment decisions with a view to mitigate climate and environmental impacts while promoting economic opportunities and community health and safety.

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Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update , ushering in a new era of aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex. Developing infrastructure plans to support terminal equipment electrification, alternative fuels and other energy resource goals. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Health Ports and Marine

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California approves another $18M for clean energy projects; $12M for alternative vehicles

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $18 million to fund projects that will help the state meet its climate and energy goals. Twelve million dollars will go toward three alternative fuel projects, $4 million will help fund two geothermal projects and $3.5 million in fuel and electricity costs over 25 years. million will help fund local energy efficiency projects.

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European Parliament and Council reach informal agreement on clean fuels infrastructure

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To boost the take-up of alternative fuels in transport, EU countries will have to ensure that enough refueling and recharging stations are available to enable cars, trucks and ships using alternative fuels—such as natural gas and electricity—to move freely on EU roads and waterways, under an informal agreement reached by Council and Parliament negotiators. The new EU rules will seek to reduce the EU transport sector’s dependence on oil and curb its climate impact.

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Propel Fuels launches Clean Mobility Center in California; carbon offsets available at the pump

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Propel Fuels launched the company’s first Clean Mobility Center in Fullerton, California. The Clean Mobility Centers introduce renewable fuels (E85 Flex Fuel, biodiesel blends) alongside the conventional fuels (gasoline, diesel) that drivers use today. With a focus beyond fuel, Propel stations enable drivers to offset carbon from their fuel purchases, improve their vehicle’s fuel economy, find rideshare opportunities, tune bicycles, and recycle on the go.

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Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. In 2011, the Obama Administration finalized the first fuel economy standards for Model Year 2014-2018 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change.

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DHL Express is piloting first hydrogen truck throughout Deutsche Post DHL Group

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DHL Express is the first within Deutsche Post DHL Group to test hydrogen-fueled trucks for the long haul. In a globalized world, sustainable and clean fuels are essential for climate-neutral logistics. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

California’s Advanced Clean Cars program: transforming the light-duty fleet to zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles with an eye on 2050

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Beyond 2025, ARB notes, the driving force for lowering emissions in California will thus be climate change. To meet the 2050 target, the new vehicle feet will need to be primarily composed of advanced technology vehicles such as battery electric and fuel cell vehicles by 2035 in order to have nearly an entire advanced technology fleet—that is, both new and used vehicles—by 2050. Clean Fuels Outlet (CFO) Regulation. Advanced Clean Cars Summary.

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Report argues advanced HD natural gas vehicles foundational for California to hit air and climate goals; near zero-emission potential

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Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a consulting firm specializing in market development for low emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and fuels for both on- and off-road applications, released a report examining the critical role that ultra-low-emission heavy-duty (HD) natural gas engines can play in helping California achieve its air quality, climate protection and petroleum-displacement goals. Fuels, Storage, and Infrastructure.

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Senators Kerry and Lieberman Release Details of Energy and Climate Bill; Incentives for Electric Drive and Natural Gas Vehicles

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Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the details of their long-anticipated energy and climate change legislation on Wednesday, 12 May. The bill increases incentives for clean technology manufacturing, by expanding the clean energy manufacturing tax credit by $5 billion, providing incentives for the production of advanced vehicles and component parts and funding investments in energy efficiency innovation. Investing in clean vehicles.

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Provisional agreement reached on European CO2 standards for heavy-duty trucks; 30% lower by 2030

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The new targets and incentives will help tackle emissions, as well as bring fuel savings to transport operators and cleaner air for all Europeans. For the EU industry, this is an opportunity to embrace innovation towards zero-emission mobility and further strengthen its global leadership in clean vehicles. —Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. Climate Change Emissions Europe Heavy-duty Regulations

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California Energy Commission approves $384M plan to accelerate zero-emission transportation; 50% of funds to benefit disadvantaged communities

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $384 million plan for critical clean transportation investments to boost the adoption of zero-emission cars and trucks and help the state reach its climate, clean energy and public health goals. The plan focuses on closing gaps in zero-emission fuels and infrastructure to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035.

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The state’s latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows that California emitted 429 million metric tons of climate pollutants in 2016—a drop of 12 million metric tons, or three percent, from 2015. Due to the carbon price signal created by the Cap-and-Trade Program that makes fossil fuel generation more expensive, cleaner out-of-state electricity is increasingly taking the place of fuels such as coal. Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

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Trillium completes construction of largest hydrogen transit refueling station in North America

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The Santa Ana, California hydrogen station, which went live Friday, was jointly developed by Trillium, Air Products, the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), Ballard Fuel Systems and New Flyer. Air Products provided enabling equipment and will deliver liquid hydrogen fuel.

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Road Test: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Duramax 4WD

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If you are looking for comfort, versatility, great looks, a very accommodating and large interior, some innovative features and surprisingly good fuel economy, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is for you. Power and Torque and Fuel Sipping. Fuel economy for the 3.0L

Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

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Power and Torque and Fuel Sipping. Clean Fleet Report. This means that when you are towing up a grade, it will pull strong and still deliver good fuel economy. Fuel economy for the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel is EPA rated at 22 mpg city/26 highway/24 combined.

UC Davis buys 6 NFI electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses using California state contract

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Unitrans has pursued alternative fuels for nearly a decade, a strategy accelerated by the California Air Resources Board’s adoption of the Innovative Clean Transit regulation in 2018, which mandates the state’s public transit agencies to transition to 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.

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California Energy Commission approves $1.4B plan for zero-emission transportation infrastructure and manufacturing

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The –2023 Investment Plan Update plan increases the budget of the Clean Transportation Program by six times, including $1.1 The plan also supports in-state ZEV manufacturing, workforce training and development, and near- and zero-emission fuel production. 25 million for zero-and near-zero-carbon fuel production and supply. billion in clean transportation incentives, including consumer vehicle rebates, and heavy-duty and off-road equipment investments.

Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD

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Clean Fleet Report drove the 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD with the 3.8-liter V6 that puts out 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The EPA rates the fuel economy at 19 city/24 highway/21 combined. Premium Three-Row Midsize SUV. Story by John Faulkner.

Dr. James Hansen Has Something To Tell You

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This just in from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , via her blog (thanks to Joe Romm of Climate Progress ). I strongly encourage Speaker Pelosi to join the Capitol Climate Action civil disobedience protest and get arrested on March the 2nd to show where she stands. Today, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter to the Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T.

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Industry & environmentalists tell EU the future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia

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The EU should promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships as part of its upcoming maritime fuel law, major shipping industry players and environmentalists have told the European Commission. The FuelEU Maritime initiative will require ships carrying EU trade to progressively switch to sustainable alternative fuels. Green hydrogen and ammonia offer a clean future for the shipping and fuels industry.

NASA begins ACCESS flight research to study effects of biojet fuels on engine performance, emissions and contrails

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NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency’s DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise EmiSSions (ACCESS) research involves flying the DC-8 as high as 40,000 feet while an instrumented NASA Falcon HU-25 aircraft trails behind at distances ranging from 300 feet to more than 10 miles.

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Study finds behavior-influencing policies remain critical for mass market success of low-carbon vehicles

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Policies to entice consumers away from fossil-fuel powered vehicles and normalize low carbon, alternative-fuel alternatives, such as electric vehicles, are vital if the world is to significantly reduce transport sector carbon pure-emissions, according to a new study. Advanced vehicles powered by low-carbon sources of electricity or hydrogen offer an alternative to conventional fossil-fuelled technologies.

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EC proposes 30% CO2 reduction from 2021 to 2030 for light-duty vehicles

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As part of a newly released Clean Mobility package, the European Commission is proposing a 30% reduction in average CO 2 emissions for new cars and vans from 2021 to 2030. These targets will help push the transition from conventional combustion-engine vehicles to clean ones, the EC said. The Clean Mobility proposals will now be sent to the co-legislators. An action plan and investment solutions for the trans-European deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure.

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ICAO agrees to market-based measure to address aviation CO2

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These include technical and operational improvements and advances in the production and use of sustainable alternative fuels for aviation. UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism), programs (e.g. It is also important that states and regions, especially developed and fast-developing ones, adopt additional measures to mitigate aviation’s climate impact. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

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California Air Resources Board releases proposed Advanced Clean Car package: LEV III, GHG and ZEV rules to transform the California fleet; ZEVs and TZEVs to be 15+% of new vehicle sales by 2025

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted the proposed Advanced Clean Car (ACC) package of regulations in advance of the Board’s meeting on 26 January 2012 to consider adopting the new rules. The Advanced Clean Cars program combines the control of soot, smog-causing pollutants (LEV III) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single coordinated package of requirements for model years 2017 through 2025. Certification fuels. Clean Fuels Outlet.

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EC JRC finds delivery of large amounts of green hydrogen over long distances could be cost-effective

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This finding is important because access to sufficient amounts of renewable hydrogen at low cost is essential for achieving a climate neutral Europe by 2050. In July 2020, the European Commission published “A Hydrogen Strategy for a climate-neutral Europe”.

Europe moves forward on the Energy Union; transport key element

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The European Commission has adopted the European Energy Union package —a framework strategy for a resilient energy union with a forward-looking climate change policy. Today, we set in motion a fundamental transition towards a low-carbon and climate-friendly economy, towards an Energy Union that puts citizens first, by offering them more affordable, secure, and sustainable energy. The EU will provide an ambitious contribution to the international climate negotiations.

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Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle strategy by 2018

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The Government of Canada is moving forward with provincial and territorial partners, industry and stakeholders, to develop a national strategy to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVS)—battery electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles—on Canadian roads by 2018. Clean growth and clean jobs. Canada Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Plug-ins Policy

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EC adopts Fit for 55 package of proposals; reducing net GHGs by at least 55% by 2030; all new cars zero-emission in 2035

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The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels ( Fit for 55 ). The EC said that achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and making the European Green Deal a reality.

MIT Energy Initiative report on transforming the US transportation system by 2050 to address climate challenges

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A new MIT Energy Initiative report spearheaded by John Heywood, Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus at MIT, identifies three important paths forward reducing light-duty vehicle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions: improve the existing system and technologies for shorter-term benefits; conserve fuel by changing driver habits for nearer- to longer-term benefits; and transform the transportation system into one that is radically less carbon-intensive for longer-term benefits.

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DHL to roll out 63 Workhorse electric delivery vans in US; first 30 in SF Bay area

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Train and certify 80% of its employees as GoGreen specialists and involve them in its environmental and climate protection activities. These new vehicles add to the company’s already robust alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet, which includes fully electric, hybrid-electric, compressed natural gas (CNG) and clean diesel. DHL will roll out a new fleet of 63 electric delivery vans that will serve US markets.

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Road Test: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4WD

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Clean Fleet Report drove the Bronco Sport 4WD Outer Banks with the 1.5L, which delivered smooth performance and ample oomph, with 0-60 times around eight seconds. EPA fuel economy numbers for the 1.5L Clean Fleet Report’s 2021 Ford Bronco Outer Banks 4WD had a base price of $32,160.

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ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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Fuel carbon intensity reduction from 2015-2030 from fuel deployment scenarios for the Pacific Coast region. A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and E4tech finds that the targets adopted or proposed by British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels can be met with a range of low-carbon fuel options. —Chris Malins, ICCT’s fuels program lead.

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