California considers electric-car V2G charging tech for grid stability

Green Car Reports

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 Governor signs bill creating commission on lithium extraction in California

Green Car Congress

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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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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Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

Green Car Congress

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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Hyundai expands NEXO fuel cell SUV availability in Northern California

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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.

California Assemblymembers introduce bill phasing out gasoline-fueled small off-road engines

Green Car Congress

California Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines (SORE), which are primarily used in lawn and garden equipment, including leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other outdoor power equipment. AB 1346 would require new sales of SORE to be zero-emission by 2024 or whenever the California Air Resources Board (CARB) determines is feasible, whichever is later.

Ensuring Equity in California’s Energy Transition

Energy Institute at HAAS

Residential electricity prices in California are on an unsustainable path. The year 2021 has already had its fair share of energy and climate news: a slew of executive orders in … Continue Reading Ensuring Equity in California’s Energy Transition.

European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

Green Car Congress

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 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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Available EV Charging Station Rebates in California

Charged Future

There are many, many EV charging station rebates available in California. These rebates help bring down the capital expenditure making installing charging stations a very interesting project for many hotels, workplaces, or apartment complexes.

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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Tesla is building a new world’s largest Supercharger station with 100 stalls in California

Electrek

Tesla is expanding its current Supercharger station at Harris Ranch in California, and the expansion is big enough that it is likely going to make it the world’s largest Supercharger station.

Tesla introduces new 50% Supercharging discount at night in California to help with capacity

Electrek

Tesla is introducing a new 50% discount for Supercharging during the night at Supercharger stations in metro areas in California. more… The post Tesla introduces new 50% Supercharging discount at night in California to help with capacity appeared first on Electrek.

$27 million available for zero-emission trucks in California

Green Car Congress

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

Creative Greenius

climate change electric cars energy efficiency environment environmental legislation Environmental Politics fossil fuels renewable energy solar power Sustainability Truth & Reality #GCAS2018 California Climate Summit

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Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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The first pilot Volvo VNR Electric truck will operate at the Volvo Trucks North America TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. million from CARB as part of California Climate Investments (CCI).

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California DMV authorizes Baidu to test driverless vehicles in Sunnyvale

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles issued a permit to Baidu USA LLC, authorizing the company to test driverless vehicles on public roads in Sunnyvale. Under state law established in 2012, the DMV is required to adopt regulations covering both the testing and public use of autonomous vehicles on California roadways.

Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

Green Car Congress

The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020. The report is based on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

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

Green Car Congress

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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EV Life is awarded CalSEED grant from the California Energy Commission to make financing electric cars cheaper than gas vehicles.

EV Life

Folsom, California, 15 October 2020. EV Life, a car site dedicated exclusively to electric vehicles, announced that it was 1 of 28 companies to win a CalSEED grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC).

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Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

Green Car Reports

Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which would require automakers to sell electric cars there. EPA California Colorado (state Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. At an event where he rolled up in an electric car, Colorado's Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order aimed.

FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California

Green Car Congress

the company plans to electrify 42 FedEx stations in California, making it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet to date. FedEx Corp.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California. The Lancaster plant output will be used at hydrogen refueling stations across California for both light- and heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles.

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Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

Green Car Congress

The project, taking place in Southern California, is demonstrating a range of strategies to provide flexible and cost-effective charging options to commercial fleet operators. million from the California Air Resources Board as part of California Climate Investments (CCI).

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Nevada launches “Clean Cars Nevada” effort; adopting California LEV and ZEV

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The California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program, starting with sales of model year 2025 vehicles.

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Applications now open for California $44.1M Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that the application period is now open for the “Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project.” ( GFO-20-606 ) Eligible applicants to this competitive solicitation include local air districts, California-based public entities, and California-based non-profit organizations.

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Electrify America acquiring 30 Envision solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

Green Car Congress

Electrify America is investing $2 million in solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in rural California that are not tied to the electrical grid. Electrify America will dispatch 30 standalone EV ARC 2020 stations to carefully selected areas in rural California.

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California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

Green Car Congress

With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., Additionally, seven of the 10 most polluted cities in the nation are in California, according to the American Lung Association’s 19 th Annual Air Quality Report.

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California crashes and traffic down by half during shelter-in-place for COVID-19, saving state $40M/day

Green Car Congress

Traffic accidents and crash-related injuries and deaths were reduced by half during the first three weeks of California’s shelter-in-place order, which began March 20.

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California Governor proposes $1.5B in new budget to achieve ZEV goals

Green Car Congress

Executive Order N-79-20 directly addresses California’s transportation emissions challenge by positioning state agencies to work with stakeholders to aggressively scale the zero-emission vehicle market. The Budget proposes statutory changes to extend existing vehicle registration fees currently set to expire in 2024 and to authorize the securitization of these future revenues to support the expansion of the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program.

Neste opens four new renewable diesel filling stations in California

Green Car Congress

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, has opened four new fueling stations in northern and central California, providing greater accessibility to 100% renewable diesel. As part of the advanced clean truck rule, California regulators are considering additional measures to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from trucks. Neste’s fuel has already played a major role in California’s low carbon fuel standard, replacing more than 1.6

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California Department of State Hospitals orders 12 electric Ford Transit 350HD vans from Lightning Systems

Green Car Congress

Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, announced an order from the California Department of State Hospitals for 12 zero-emission, all-electric Ford Transit 350HD models.

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

Green Car Congress

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The transportation sector is the source of nearly a quarter of Canada’s carbon emissions and more than 40% of California’s. To date, California has invested $820 million in incentives for zero-emission and plug-in vehicles.

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California ARB adopts 3-year research plan; net negative CO2; racial equity

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted its Triennial Strategic Research Plan. CARB’s Research Program supports the implementation of the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375)—a key component for California’s meeting its 2050 climate goal. The plan serves as a roadmap for research planning for fiscal years 2021-2024, and ensures that CARB’s research portfolio addresses policy and program needs.

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State Auditor says California may not meet 2030 GHG reduction goal; says aspects of CARB efforts lacking

Green Car Congress

A report from the State Auditor of California finds that California may not successfully meet its upcoming greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal of 40% by 2030, which will require the State to reduce GHG emissions by nearly 40% over the next decade. California’s cap?and?trade

California first state to regulate GHGs of ridesharing companies

Green Car Congress

California has become the first state in the US to regulate the greenhouse gas produced by the surge in popularity of ridesharing. California Governor Brown signed SB 1014 , a bill requiring transportation network companies (TNCs) to account for, and reduce, the greenhouse gas emissions of their operations. In California, transportation emissions—the largest source of emissions in the state—have hit their highest level in ten years.

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In California, Tesla Model 3 outsells Civic, Corolla, Accord, Camry

Green Car Reports

The top-selling car in California is now an electric car, and it’s one that was designed, engineered, and built there: the Tesla Model 3.

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Navistar settles air quality violations in California for $2 million

Green Car Congress

The Illinois-based company modified its vehicle calibrations from their certified design through “running changes” in the engines of its heavy-duty trucks without notifying the California Air Resources Board that the changes were being made, as is required. In 1998, California identified diesel particulate matter as a toxic air contaminant based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death and other health problems. Truck manufacturer Navistar Inc.

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California, 6 automakers finalize bilateral Clean Car Framework agreements

Green Car Congress

While California is challenging the Federal government in court to overturn the revocation of California’s waiver enabling the state to issue greenhouse gas restrictions on light-duty vehicles, it has finalized with six participating automakers individual bilateral agreements based upon a Framework unveiled last year.

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7 California state legislators call on Energy Commission fully to allocate $20M annual for hydrogen stations

Green Car Congress

Seven California legislators that serve on the state’s Assembly and Senate Transportation Committees, including Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Jim Frazier (D-Fairfield), called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to fully allocate the $20 million annual set aside targeted for building hydrogen fueling stations that is included in the commission’s Clean Transportation Plan.

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