EIA: California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

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The extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Veloz: California EV market continues strong growth; Q1 strongest quarter to date; 16.32% market share

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California’s EV market continues to grow, according to data gathered by Veloz , a non-profit which tracks and reports on growing electric vehicle (EV) sales data in California, market trends, and infrastructure build-out. Top 10 selling electric vehicles in California: Tesla Model 3.

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California utilities partner to support regional electric vehicle charging network

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The California Electric Transportation Coalition and California utilities announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support a California Regional Charging Network. The MOU encourages cooperation and leadership among the California utilities to build out a regional network of chargers.

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.

Massachusetts files for immediate adoption of California Clean Trucks regulation

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On 30 December 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced that emergency regulations were filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office for the immediate adoption California’s Advanced Clean Trucks regulation ( earlier post ), which requires an increasing percentage of ZEV truck sales starting with Model Year 2025 and ramping up through Model Year 2035, accelerating the market for medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs.

California adding new certification requirement for HVIP: ZEPCert

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California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), launched in 2009, accelerates commercialization of zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies by providing point-of-sale vouchers to make advanced vehicles more affordable.

Delaware adopting California’s ZEV regulations

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Delaware will join 13 other states in adopting California’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulations. Implementation of the ZEV regulations would not take place until model year 2027 (2026) to provide manufacturers time to adjust their inventories and prepare dealerships.

Tesla might not love California, but California still loves Tesla


Tesla might not love California, or at least not enough to keep its headquarters there, but California still loves Tesla, or at least enough to buy more Tesla vehicles than ever. Tesla sales in California are up 83% this year.

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 utility expands bidirectional EV charging pilots

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California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is expanding public testing of bidirectional EV charging with three new pilot programs encompassing up to 1,000 residential electricity customers and hundreds of commercial customers.

New study shows a rapid increase of diesel-fueled backup generators across California

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New research by economic and public policy consulting group M.Cubed finds a proliferation of backup generators across California, with nearly 90% being diesel-fueled, posing significant obstacles to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets and driving nearly $136 million in annual health costs.

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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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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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California passes 1M mark for cumulative sales of electric vehicles: BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs

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California surpassed 1 million electric vehicles (1,054,095 units)—battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel-cell electric—sold cumulatively through the 4 th quarter of 2021, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC), making it the first US state to achieve this milestone. California also set a new yearly record with 250,279 electric vehicles sold, representing 12.4% of total California auto sales in 2021. California Gov.

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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.


Interview: Dr. Alberto Ayala on California’s Secret Sauce

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California Mobility Center Helps Companies Contribute to States Transportation Transformation. But if you stepped back and went deeper you would hear about the path that led them to California Mobility Center. California’s Secret Sauce. California is the Land of Fruit and Nuts.

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California 2020 crude average carbon intensity value increased 7%

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Every year, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) posts an Annual Crude Average carbon intensity calculation, using the the Oil Production Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimator (OPGEE) Model. The three-year California Crude Average carbon intensity of 12.70

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. This means that the Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver granted to California to implement its Advanced Clean Car (ACC) program in 2013 is back in force.

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California, Billing, and Smart EV Charging

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It’s no wonder that California has passed legislation to support EV drivers. Here are the regulations that California property managers should know about EV charging. The post California, Billing, and Smart EV Charging appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

California Seabed Mining Prevention Act passes on the Assembly Floor

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California Assembly Bill (AB) 1832, the California Seabed Mining Prevention Act , received unanimous support on the Assembly floor on 5 May. Under existing California law, the State Lands Commission has jurisdiction over tidelands and submerged lands of the state. California state waters do not represent a marketable source for battery metals, the emerging justification for extraction interest at the seafloor globally.

California “gasoline superuser” bill advances; focusing ZEV incentives on reducing gasoline use

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The California Assembly Transportation Committee passed a landmark ZEV incentive reform bill, AB 2816 , by a 6-2 vote on Monday. The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to maximize the climate and equity impacts of the state’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) incentive programs by linking the amount of incentive to a driver’s past gasoline or diesel consumption level, with larger amounts for lower income drivers.

Chevron, Iwatani to build 30 hydrogen fueling stations in California

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Chevron USA, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and Iwatani Corporation of America (ICA), a wholly owned subsidiary company of Iwatani Corporation will co-develop and construct 30 hydrogen fueling sites in California by 2026. Chevron plans to supply a portion of the fueling sites with excess hydrogen production capacity at its Richmond Refinery and future hydrogen production from pilot projects in Northern California.

California’s Misguided Rooftop Solar Debate

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California’s residential solar policy may be on the cusp of major change. In mid-December, the California Public Utilities … Continue Reading California’s Misguided Rooftop Solar Debate. The goal should be equitably saving the planet, not growing one industry.

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Volvo Trucks Customer QCD orders 30 more VNR Electric trucks for Southern California fleet

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In early 2023, the battery-electric Class 8 trucks will be deployed in QCD’s Southern California fleet operations delivering products to restaurants and coffee shops throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

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Poll finds strong local and statewide support for extending operations of California’s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

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Newly released polling shows strong local support for extending the operations of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, California’s largest source of carbon free energy generation. The poll was commissioned by Carbon Free California with input and support from Data for Progress. Diablo Canyon currently provides 8% of California’s in-state electricity production and 15% of its carbon-free electricity production.

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Ford launches zero-carbon electric vehicle home charging initiative in California

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Ford is launching a new sustainable charging program that allows plug-in electric vehicle owners in California to opt into carbon-neutral charging at home, reducing their carbon footprint from energy used to power their vehicles. Ford is choosing to participate in the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) to allow customers to match the use of electricity used to charge plug-in electric vehicles at home with 100% local renewable energy.

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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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A Gasoline Tax Compromise for California

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While elsewhere in the country drivers express outrage at $5 gas, Californians are … Continue Reading A Gasoline Tax Compromise for California. Eliminate the tax now. Replace it with one that ratchets up when the price of oil falls.

Hino to join hydrogen demo study in California ports with Class 8 trucks

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The grant supports the demonstration of Hino’s Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell trucks in real world operations in California ports.

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.

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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$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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California targets 35% EVs by model year 2026

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California aims to increase zero-emission vehicle sales to 35% of all new car purchases by the 2026 model year, on the way to ending sales of new gasoline-only cars by the middle of the next decade.

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.

California HVIP reopens; $272M requested in first 24 hours

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California’s HVIP (Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project) re-opened to voucher requests at 10:00 a.m. Pacific 30 March 2022. Earlier post.) In the first 24 hours, a cumulative total of $272 million was requested across standard HVIP funds and the set-asides for drayage trucks, transit, and school buses. HVIP remains open for all voucher requests, including standard HVIP funds, and the set-asides for transit and school buses.

ICCT report quantifies emissions benefits if 12 states & DC adopt slate of California medium- and heavy-duty vehicle regulations

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The 12 states and DC —along with California and Hawaii—signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) calling for them to work toward a goal that 100% of new medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) truck and bus sales will be zero emission by 2050, with an interim target of 30% by 2030.

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California considers refocusing EV incentives toward low-income "gasoline superusers"

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California is considering targeting its EV incentives toward low-income drivers who use an outsized amount of fossil fuels.

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 study of fast-chargers finds poor reliability, many "nonfunctioning"

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A University of California Berkeley study of EV fast-chargers points to serious reliability issues for charging infrastructure in the nation's biggest EV market.

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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 Clean Fuel Reward surpasses 250,000 point-of-sale financial incentives for EV buyers; More than $319M provided to EV customers

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The California Air Resources Board’s California Clean Fuel Reward program provides an instant price reduction of up to $750 at the point of sale or lease for eligible new plug-in electric vehicles at participating retailers. After two years of discussion and collaboration between the California Air Resources Board, the California Public Utilities Commission and electric utilities throughout the state the California Clean Fuel Reward was launched on 17 November 2020.

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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: California drought will increase CO2 cost of the electricity EVs plug into

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A California drought will increase the carbon footprint of electricity used to charge EVs, according to a new report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).