FHWA proposes rulemaking for states and municipalities to track and reduce GHG emissions

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A Discretionary Grant Program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure will provide $2.5 billion in competitive funding to states and local governments to deploy electric vehicle charging and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors and in communities. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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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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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Audi begins initial engine testing of Global Bioenergies, Fraunhofer e-gasoline

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Audi remains convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. Like all Audi e-fuels, the new fuel has many advantages. The fuel is free of sulfur and benzene and is therefore especially low in pollutants when it burns. Audi engineers are now examining the combustion and emission behavior of the renewable fuel in a test engine.

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

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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. Require use of renewable fuels and the cleanest available engines as soon as feasible.

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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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Developing infrastructure plans to support terminal equipment electrification, alternative fuels and other energy resource goals. The 2017 plan document identifies four categories of coordinated strategies: clean vehicles, equipment technology and fuels; infrastructure investment and planning; operational efficiency throughout the supply chain; energy resource planning. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Health Ports and Marine

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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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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.

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EPAs GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles; Special Credits To Encourage PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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Yesterday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly established increasingly stringent greenhouse gas emission standards under the Clean Air Act for 2012 through 2016 model-year vehicles and fuel economy standards under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program, respectively. mpg if all improvements came from fuel economy) and 34.1 L/100km) fuel economy level, respectively.

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Dr. James Hansen Has Something To Tell You

Creative Greenius

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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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. In the event that no global agreement on climate change is reached, the bill requires imports from countries that have not taken action to limit emissions to pay a comparable amount at the border to avoid carbon leakage and ensure we are able to achieve our environmental objectives.

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California Energy Commission Adopts $176M Green Transportation Plan

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The Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program’s Investment Plan allocates $176 million over the next two years to stimulate green transportation projects and encourage innovation to help meet the state’s aggressive climate change policies. Vehicles are the major contributor to global warming pollution. Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

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Group of Scientists and Economists Urge Inclusion of Indirect Land Use Change Effects for Biofuels and All Transportation Fuels in California LCFS

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More than 170 scientists and economists have sent a letter to California Air Resources Board (ARB) Chairman Mary Nichols urging the board to account for greenhouse gas emissions from indirect land use change for biofuels and all other transportation fuels under the state’s proposed low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The LCFS as drafted proposes including indirect land use change enforcement against biofuels, although not for other transportation fuels.

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

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Low-cost ceramics enable temperatures beyond the limitations of metals to deliver fuel efficiencies of power plants in small-scale distributed power. Not only can IPG’s technology deliver low-emission, pollutant-free energy on today’s cleaner fuels.

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Study Finds Damage, Pollution from Western Wildfires Could Surge With Moderate Global Warming

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This potential leap in destructiveness and pollution—mainly from an increase in wildfire frequency—is forecast by computer models calculating impacts of moderate global warming on western US wildfire patterns and atmospheric chemistry. The increase is due mainly to the simulated rise in wildfire frequency in the future, warmer climate. Previous studies by other researchers have probed the links between climate change and fire severity in the West and elsewhere.

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MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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The report is the culmination of MITEI’s three-year Mobility of the Future study, which is part of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change. areas of inquiry: The potential impact of climate change policies on global fleet composition, fuel consumption, fuel prices, and economic output.

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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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California Energy Commission approves almost $700K for alt fuel projects

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The California Energy Commission approved $678,889 to projects that will boost the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the state’s roadways. The awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. The award recipients are: Upland Unified School District was awarded $278,889 to update its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium. In line with COP 21, the Walloon strategy envisages that 50% of its public fleet vehicles, in need of replacement, will run on alternative fuels starting from 1 January 2017, and the percentage will rise to 100% starting from 1 January 2030.

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California Air Resources Board Launches $20M in Funding Assistance for Heavy-Duty Hybrid Trucks and Buses

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The California Air Resources Board launched a $20 million funding assistance program designed to spur the purchase of hybrid trucks and buses that reduce smog-forming pollution and address climate change. Hybrid vehicles also reduce smog-forming emissions while saving vehicle owners money in reduced fuel costs. Transportation accounts for 40% of the total emissions of climate changing gases.

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What is the $5 Billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, and why is it important?

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Though climate change and pollution impact us all, disadvantaged communities suffer first and worst. The Justice40 initiative aims to deliver 40 percent of the overall benefits of federal investments in climate and clean energy to disadvantaged communities. In order to build out the national network, funding will initially be directed to designated Alternative Fuel Corridors for EVs, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.

California Energy Commission adopts $100M investment plan for 2013-2014 for green vehicles and fuels

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The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted the 2013-2014 Investment Plan Update to support the development and use of green vehicles and alternative fuels. The update sets funding priorities for the approximately $100 million in annual state funds under the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology (ARFVT) Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. 20 million for hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

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Toyota Transport begins operating first CNG-fueled car hauler

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Initially, the placement of alternate fuel tanks presented a challenge for car haulers utilizing a 9-car trailer with an over-the-cab head rack. However, working with Toyota’s specifications, Peterbilt and Cottrell were able to develop a tractor/trailer combination that accommodated the alternate fuel tanks, without compromising the extra vehicle hauling space of the head rack. is proud to help Toyota become the first domestic carrier to employ a CNG fueled car hauler.

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Global Industry Alliance (GIA) launched to support low carbon shipping

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Focusing on a number of priority areas including energy efficiency technologies and operational best practices, alternative fuels, and digitalization, activities likely to be undertaken or promoted by the Alliance will include, inter alia: research and development; showcasing of advances in technology development and positive initiatives by the maritime sector; industry fora to encourage a global industry dialogue; and the implementation of capacity building and information exchange activities.

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ICCT study examines current & projected use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping; growth in BC emissions points to need for policies

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates heavy fuel oil (HFO) use, HFO carriage, the use and carriage of other fuels, black carbon (BC) emissions, and emissions of other air and climate pollutants for the year 2015, with projections to 2020 and 2025. Top: Heavy fuel oil use (tonnes) in the Arctic, 2015, with minimum sea extents. Shorter distances result in fuel, labor, and time savings.

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SunLine Transit receives $12.5M for five H2-powered buses, H2 generating station in Coachella Valley

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California Climate Investments is awarding a $12.5-million grant to SunLine Transit Agency for five new zero-emission New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses. The grant also supports the development of the largest hydrogen fueling station in the US of its kind, from Hydrogenics, using electricity and renewable energy to generate clean hydrogen. The project will collect 12 months of performance data to be used to help further commercialization of fuel cell technology.

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Study suggests policymakers need to move beyond alt fuels hype to decarbonize transport successfully

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Policymakers who want to decarbonize the transportation sector will need to move beyond the hype that has characterized alternative fuels over the past three decades and find better ways to assess and sustain promising technologies and fuels, according to a study from Simon Fraser University, Canadian consulting firm Navius Research, and the University of California, Davis. Media attention for all alternative fuel vehicle technologies for 1980–2013.

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Researchers say fuel market rebound effect can result in increased GHG emissions under RFS2; suggest taxes over mandates

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The US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. However, argues a team from the University of Minnesota in an open-access paper published in the journal Energy Policy , once the “fuel market rebound effect” is factored in, RFS2 actually increases GHG emissions when all fuel GHG intensity targets specified under the act are met. Advanced biofuels with 50% CI generates no net change in GHGs.

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Feature: Going Green on Car Care, Repair and Insurance

Clean Fleet Report

If you’re working on increasing fuel efficiency or you already have an alternative fuel vehicle, you can lessen your carbon footprint by taking advantage of green car care, repair and insurance. The higher the percentage of EVs on the road, the lower the air pollution.

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CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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These include advancements in current diesel engines including waste heat recovery and reduced accessory loads; more advanced combustion designs; more efficient transmissions and full powertrains including hybridization; low rolling resistance tires; advanced aerodynamics; efficient drivelines; light-weight materials; intelligent vehicle control systems; and alternative fuels including full electric drive. Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty Manufacturing Regulations

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California-to-Canada Hydrogen Road Rally Starts 26 May

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The 2009 Hydrogen Road Tour, an annual road rally to demonstrate the advancements in fuel-cell technology, will begin May 26 in San Diego, California and end June 3 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Organized by the California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Fuel Cell Partnership, National Hydrogen Association and US Fuel Cell Council, the tour will travel more than 1,700 miles and have 28 stops.

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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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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 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. The ZEV regulation—along with new LEV III criteria pollutant and GHG standards—can be the catalyst to the process of transforming the California light-duty fleet, ARB staff suggests. Certification fuels. Clean Fuels Outlet.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The alternative-fuel car evolved to reduce exhaust emissions and other problems derived from burning fossil fuels. The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In If PHEVs became the major form of transportation, the use of fossil fuels would be cut dramatically. Smaller and lighter, it requires less liquid fuel.

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Integrated approach needed in the fight to reduce CO2 from road transportation

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Senior executives from global vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and energy companies joined with experts from academia, scientific bodies, government and NGOs to discuss the most effective ways to achieve significant CO2 reduction in road transportation, in advance of December’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15) in Copenhagen. About the smartest thing we can do to deal with this problem is to become more fuel efficient.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

For a Western Interstate, Alternative Fuels Beckon Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain The Great Biodiesel Shutdown Corn Ethanol Concerns Spread to Oregon From Around the Web AutoblogGreen Nissan to start electric car pilot program in China TechRadar In Depth: Preview: Worlds first all-electric TT race Gizmodo Gocycle Bike Offers Best of Both Worlds for Urban Greenies: Its Folding and Electric VentureBeat Mitsubishi jumps into U.S.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

I would say that electricity is a vastly superior fuel for the light vehicle fleet,” said Willett Kempton , a professor and alternative energy specialist at the University of Delaware. For a Western Interstate, Alternative Fuels Beckon Electric Cars: What if There’s a Blackout? The vision is fuelled by the fear of climate change and the need to find green alternatives to dirty coal, unpopular nuclear power and unreliable gas imports from Russia.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Sign the petition Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge www.sierraclub.org/arctic/ American Lung Association call for better EPA air pollution standards. Wakefield, 1998 "Taken For a Ride: Detroit's Big Three and the politics of pollution" by Jack Doyle Books on Peak Oil and Energy Transition "Beyond Oil: The view from Hubbert's Peak", by Kenneth S. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Has shown some concept fuel-cell PHEVs. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Honda Sees PHEVs as having "unnecessary fuel engine and fuel tank;" promises all-electrics "assuming we can come up with a really high-performing battery that we are working on currently." Blue Concept PHEV Van with diesel or hydrogen fuel cells and rooftop photovoltaic.

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