Minnesota becomes latest state to adopt California clean car standards

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Minnesota has become the latest state to adopt California clean car standards; the new standards were finalized by a notice in the state register on Monday. The Minnesota LEV standard is identical to the California LEV III standard, which covers MY 2015-2025.

UNFI adding 53 all-electric TRUs to California fleet

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The company is one of the first wholesalers to utilize the technology and comes as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced plans in January to impose zero-emission requirements on TRUs sold or operated in California by 31 December 2029. United Natural Foods, Inc.

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California JETSI to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is leading a landmark effort along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks across California. Schneider will deploy the 50 eCascadias within its intermodal operations in Southern California.

California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

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Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars. Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality.


Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on the progress of ZEV sales in the state during the first half of 2020, drawing on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

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California Governor signs bill creating commission on lithium extraction in California

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California Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed Assembly Bill 1657 , which will create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California. The commission will comprise 14 members appointed by a combination of the California Energy Commission, other state agencies, Assembly Speaker, and Senate Committee on Rules. California has vast lithium deposits—potentially as much as one-third of the world's current lithium demand according to some industry estimates.

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Hyundai bringing XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to California

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Hyundai Motor Company will deploy the company’s latest hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks in California in two publicly funded projects to improve the air quality in the region. 30 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks in northern California by early 2023.

Neste, NuStar expand renewable fuel hub in Northern California

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announced that supply trucks are now able to load Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the NuStar-operated Selby Terminal near San Francisco, California. These are essential vehicles to California’s economy and Californian's quality of life, yet are hard to electrify.

Hyundai expands NEXO fuel cell SUV availability in Northern California

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Roseville Hyundai is the fourth dealership in California to currently offer NEXO, with two dedicated dealerships in Northern California and two in Southern California. Hyundai’s NEXO fuel cell SUV is now available at Roseville Hyundai near Sacramento.

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Phillips 66 progressing its conversion of California refinery to renewable fuels

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In August 2020, Phillips 66 announced that it planned to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The conversion is expected to reduce the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and help California meet its lower-carbon objectives.

Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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But America is sitting on an enormous competitive advantage with the amount of lithium in Southern California.

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California Energy Commission announces $12M for public EV charging in South Central Coast counties

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that $12 million in rebates will be available to install publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The funds are part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project ( CALeVIP ) that addresses regional charging needs and supports state efforts to phase out gas-powered passenger cars by 2035.

California Fuel Cell Partnership envisions 70,000 heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks supported by 200 hydrogen stations in-state by 2035

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Heavy-duty trucks represent only 2% of vehicles on California roads, yet these hundreds of thousands of trucks generate more than 9% of the State’s greenhouse gas emissions, 32% of its nitrogen oxides, and 3% of its particulate emissions.

$27 million available for zero-emission trucks in California

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On 18 August 2020, $27 million in funding will be available in California to replace higher polluting trucks with zero-emission vehicles. Operation: Operate old and new vehicle at least 75% of the time within California. Certification: New vehicle must be certified or approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) or eligible under the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

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EV Charging Station Regulations in California

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There are several EV charging station regulations in California. Each of these was implemented by various government agencies in effort to better facilitate the installation of charging stations for all persons.

New report finds California’s electric transportation workforce will nearly double by 2024

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A new report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) projects that California’s electric transportation (ET)-related workforce will nearly double by 2024. With an estimated 3,900 ET-related businesses in 2019, California is already the leading state in electric transportation. Key findings include: California is the leading state for this sector, with jobs found in 55 of its 58 counties. A range of occupations and skill sets are needed for ET work in California.

Ballard to power Sierra Northern Railway hydrogen-fuel-cell switching locomotive in California

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The pilot program will be partially funded by a $4-million award from the California Energy Commission. The program will establish a platform for widespread deployment in California, where more than 260 switching locomotives and up to 500 intrastate locomotives are currently in service.

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A huge California hydropower plant shuts down due to drought


The Edward Hyatt hydroelectric power plant at Lake Oroville, California, was shut down yesterday for the first time since it opened in 1967 because of low water levels due to drought. Lake Oroville is California’s second-largest reservoir.

BYD electric motor coaches selected for California purchasing contract; available to governmental entities outside CA

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BYD announced that its participation in a California-wide purchasing contract will also allow US transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy US-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California.

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California Climate Investments has funded $9 billion in projects to reduce greenhouse gases

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California Climate Investments —a program designed to put billions of dollars to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—is funded with proceeds from the State’s Cap-and-Trade GHG emissions reduction program and is administered by the California Air Resources Board (ARB). Since 2013, the California Legislature has appropriated $15.4 billion in California Climate Investments funds for projects statewide, $9 billion of which are either underway or completed.

BNSF and Wabtec commence battery-electric locomotive pilot test in California

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BNSF Railway Company and Wabtec began testing battery-electric locomotive technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, California. As BNSF seeks ways to further reduce its environmental impact, the advancement of battery technology offers some possible solutions.

Hyundai will test 500-mile hydrogen fuel-cell semis in California

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Hyundai will test its Xcient Fuel Cell Class 8 semi trucks in California for two publicly-funded projects, the automaker announced Monday in a press release.

California Energy Commission mandates solar for new buildings from 2023


The California Energy Commission’s five-member panel voted unanimously yesterday to require solar panels and battery storage in new commercial buildings and certain multifamily residences beginning January 1, 2023.

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California "green hydrogen" facility claims to displace more CO2 than electrolysis from renewable energy

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Located in Lancaster, California, the facility will use SG H2 Energy's gasification process, which the company claims reduces carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions even more than electrolysis from

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FreeWire installs first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger at ampm in California

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FreeWire Technologies announced the deployment of Boost Charger at an ampm fuel and convenience store in Lodi, California. California remains the top market for EV sales at just under 50% share of the total US volume.

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California Energy Commission announces incentive program for e-truck & bus infrastructure

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California Energy Commission announces incentive program for e-truck & bus infrastructure. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that it has approved a project to increase the deployment of fueling infrastructure for electric and hydrogen trucks, buses and equipment.

California 2019 crude average carbon intensity up

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Pursuant to section 95489(c)(3)(B) of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Regulation, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Officer has posted the final 2017 Crude Average Carbon Intensity calculation: 12.52 The 2019 CI is up from 2018 (12.35) and from 2017 (11.93); volume delivered to California refineries was down, however: 584,313,143 barrels in 2019, versus 624,127,435 in 2018 and 621,246,732 in 2017.

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Fuel-cell group presents 2035 vision of 200 California hydrogen stations for 70,000 trucks

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A hydrogen fuel-cell trade group wants to put 70,000 heavy-duty fuel cell trucks on California roads by 2035, and build 200 hydrogen stations to support them.

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UC Davis study finds discontinuance rate of 21% for California PHEV adopters, 19% for BEV adopters

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A new study by Scott Hardman and Gil Tal at the University of California, Davis has found that discontinuance occurs at a rate of 21% for California plug-in hybrid adopters and 19% for California battery electric vehicle adopters. Hardman and Tal surveyed 4167 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners in California. This may mean the introduction of BEVs will face more challenges over time as we strive to reach 100% zero emission vehicles in California by 2035.

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Average 2020 crude carbon intensity for California rose 7% to 13.41 gCO2e/MJ

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Each year, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) posts the Annual Crude Average carbon intensity for crude oil delivered to California refineries. The annual CI value flows into the calculation of a three-year California Crude Average carbon intensity.

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California helps fund largest deployment of electric semis yet—and charging for them

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California environmental agencies plan to launch what they claim will be the largest deployment of heavy-duty electric commercial trucks in North America thus far.

2022 Mazda MX-30 EV to start at $33,470 in California this fall

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The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV—the first step toward the brand’s commitment to electrification—will initially launch in California dealerships this fall with a starting price of $33,470. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is expected to arrive in California dealerships this October.

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European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

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Electrochaea GmbH, a European provider of renewable methane technology, has established a California-based US subsidiary, Electrochaea Corporation, to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its technology in North America.

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California Energy Commission awards Sierra Northern Railway team nearly $4M to demonstrate hydrogen switching locomotive; H2RAM

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The California Energy Commission has awarded GTI and Sierra Northern Railway nearly $4,000,000 to fund the design, integration, and demonstration of a hydrogen fuel cell switching locomotive to support the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstrations in Rail and Marine Applications at Ports (H2RAM) initiative.

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California considers electric-car V2G charging tech for grid stability

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California regulators now hope to bring so-called "vehicle-to-grid" (V2G) technology into focus. The idea of using coordinated electric-car charging to stabilize the grid has been discussed for years, but is still in early stages of development.

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California announces $17.5M for public electric vehicle charging in 13 rural counties

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that $17.5 Currently, the majority of California’s public EV charging stations are located in urban and suburban population centers, according to EV infrastructure experts at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), administrators of CALeVIP.

Even With Fossil Flaws, California is USA’s Last Desperate Climate Action Hope #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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California Energy Commission awards $7.8M to two lithium recovery projects; “Lithium Valley”

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $7.8 Yet, significant barriers stand in the way of accessing this abundant resource and using it to achieve many of the state’s statutory energy goals, including increasing the value of geothermal resources to California’s electricity system.

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New California program awards 21 communities, tribes $20M to launch shared, zero-emission mobility projects

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Twenty-one California nonprofits, local governments, transit agencies, and Native American tribal governments in under-resourced communities have been awarded up to $1 million each by the new Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO) to develop and launch zero-emission mobility projects, such as bikesharing and ride-on-demand services, aimed at overcoming transportation challenges faced by residents in their communities.

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Electrify America announces $200M additional investment for ZEV infrastructure and education in California

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Electrify America plans to invest $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs over the next 30 months. Cycle 3 California investments. Highlights of California’s Third ZEV Investment Plan.

Biden administration moves to restore California emissions authority

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The Biden administration announced Thursday a first move aimed at restoring states’ rights to follow more stringent California vehicle emissions rules—and to set electric vehicle mandates.

Anaheim, California, secures $2 million to purchase 5 Arrival buses


EV startup Arrival has announced it has been chosen as a partner by the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) to replace Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) buses currently operating in Anaheim, California, with Arrival’s zero-emission battery-electric buses.

Wabtec’s battery-electric locomotive lowered full train fuel consumption by more than 11% in BNSF California pilot

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The California pilot program was part of a $22.6m-illion grant from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) awarded to Wabtec, BNSF and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.