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 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.


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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.

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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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.

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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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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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 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.

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.

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.

California Energy Commission proposes ~$2.7M for two projects on direct recycling of Li-ion batteries

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In January, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a competitive solicitation ( GFO-20-308 ) to fund applied research and development (ARD) projects that improve, scale-up, and increase the technology readiness of high-value direct recycling processes for lithium-ion batteries.

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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.

Required EV Charging Stations Proposed in the 2021 California Building Code

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Every three years the California Building Code receives updates. We previously reported on this a few … Required EV Charging Stations Proposed in the 2021 California Building Code Read More » Charging California EV Charging EV Charging Stations

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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.

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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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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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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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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California HVIP opening to new voucher requests; $165M in funding

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The California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will open to new voucher requests at 10 a.m. Launched by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in 2009, HVIP is administered by CALSTART, a national clean transportation nonprofit consortium, on behalf of CARB. Pacific on 8 June. When HVIP begins accepting new voucher requests, funds will be available in two waves.

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.

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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CEC report finds California needs 1.2M public and shared EV chargers by 2030; 73k installed to date

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New analysis from the California Energy Commission (CEC) shows the state will need nearly 1.2 million passenger plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) anticipated to be on California roads. million public and shared chargers by 2030 to meet the fueling demands of the 7.5

GM asks EPA for national acceleration of EVs, supports California CO2 targets

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In all, it strikes a more uplifting chord—and soundly supports California’s policy direction. General Motors on Wednesday announced some of its wants for a redefined policy for vehicle greenhouse gas regulations.

California EV rebate demand exceeds CVRP funding; rebates have gone to nearly 65% of all California EV owners

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In response to strong demand for electric vehicles, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) expects rebate funds for the statewide Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) to be exhausted within 30 days. Electric vehicles (EVs) account for nearly 8% of all light-duty vehicles sold in California. More than 145,000 EVs were sold in California in 2020 with a majority of sales taking place in the latter half of the year.

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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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 approves EV mandate for Uber and Lyft

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California has approved ambitious emissions-reductions goals for ride-hailing services, effectively requiring companies like Uber and Lyft to go all-electric by the end of the decade.

Aemetis selects Axens Vegan technology for renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel plant in California

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has selected Axens Vegan Renewable Hydroprocessing technology for its “Carbon Zero 1” production plant in Riverbank, California. Aemetis, Inc.

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

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California Governor orders end to fracking by 2024, instructs CARB to analyze pathways to phase out oil-production by 2045

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division to initiate regulatory action to end the issuance of new permits for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) by January 2024. Source: California Energy Commission.

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$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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Ensuring Equity in California’s Energy Transition

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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.

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

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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.

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 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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Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

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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.

Report: California needs 1.2 million EV chargers by 2030 to support vehicle targets

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California is working to end sales of new gasoline cars, but to do that it will need nearly 1.2 million EV charging stations by 2030, according to a new report from the California Energy Commission (CEC).

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

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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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EV Connect to Help Expand California Charging Infrastructure Under $436M EV Program

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The post EV Connect to Help Expand California Charging Infrastructure Under $436M EV Program appeared first on EV Obsession. EV Charging Stations Specific Technologies California charging infrastructure EV Connect

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

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

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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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