Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines. The two fleets are expected to travel more than 8.5 Biomethane / RNG Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

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Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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As a result, Argent has offset more than 97 million pounds of carbon from the atmosphere and removed a half-million pounds of trash from the streets of Oakland, California. Now, Argent has switched its fleet from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel.

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California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials, primarily wastes and residues. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fleets Fuels

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Big Blue Bus investing $18.2M to upgrade bus fleet; Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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We are making a significant investment to modernize one quarter of our fleet with new and exciting technology that will deliver a safer, more comfortable travel experience for customers and operators. Further, reshaping our fleet with smaller, more agile 30-foot vehicles will create new opportunities for ridership growth by enabling us to safely and efficiently serve customers on narrower streets and corridors. Emissions Engines Fleets

2018 183

EPRI-NRDC report finds widespread vehicle electrification and a cleaner grid could lead to substantial cuts in GHG by 2050

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Use of electric vehicles would achieve greater reductions in GHG emissions, corresponding to the rate that the electric grid becomes cleaner, through greater reliance on renewables and low- and non-emitting generation. In the Lower GHG Scenario, further reductions in carbon emissions result from adoption of policies that apply an increasing price on carbon emissions, resulting in faster deployment of low-emission generation technologies.

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Ryder to fuel natural gas fleets in California with 100% biomethane from Clean Energy Fuels

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The fuel at the two stations will be available in both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to individual and public fleet vehicles. Clean Energy Fuels has filed nine separate application packages overs the past few years with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for pathways under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program. Biomethane FleetsRyder System, Inc. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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New Study Shows Fleet Purchases of More Efficient, Lower-Carbon Vehicles Can Spur Major Decreases in Emissions and Fuel Consumption

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The “greening” of corporate vehicle fleets presents an opportunity to move a substantial number of highly efficient, clean fuel vehicles onto the road in a relatively short timeframe with results that are both environmentally and economically positive, according to a new report by the Sustainable Transportation and Communities group at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit research organization. Tags: Fleets Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

2009 185

Con Edison, Lion and Posi-Plus developing all-electric bucket truck

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While initially small in scope, this represents an important step in Con Edison’s journey toward fleet electrification. We are all in on electric vehicles, and that means transitioning our own fleet while making it easier for our customers to charge up their own vehicles.

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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In coming months, the plan notes, the Department of Transportation will work with other agencies to further explore strategies for integrating alternative fuel vessels into the US flag fleet. In terms of investment in innovation for cleaner energy, the plan calls for: Investment in advanced fossil energy projects. Methane currently accounts for roughly 9% of domestic greenhouse gas emissions and has a global warming potential that is more than 20 times greater than carbon dioxide.

2013 212

Santa Monica signs 5-year deal with Clean Energy for renewable LNG for bus fleet; deploying CWI Near-Zero NOx engine

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The City of Santa Monica, California has awarded Clean Energy a multi-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract to fuel its Big Blue Bus (BBB) fleet of vehicles. The 5-year deal, worth an estimated $3 million per year, will enable BBB to continue using Clean Energy’s Redeem brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), rated up to 90% cleaner than diesel. NO x engine will power BBB’s entire fleet. Biomethane Emissions Engines Fleets Heavy-duty

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CCFA counters Paris mayor’s proposed total diesel ban with suggestion to focus on legacy fleet

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The Comité des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles (CCFA) (the French automobile manufacturers association) characterized the recent declaration by Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, that she wished to eliminate diesel vehicles in the city by 2020 as lacking realism, and suggested that the best solution to improve urban air quality requires taking action on the more heavily polluting legacy fleet.

2014 210

Renewable-methanol fueled Geely cars in fleet testing in Iceland; 70% reduction in WTW CO2 compared to gasoline

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For the last 18 months, a fleet of 6 methanol-fueled versions of the Geely Emgrand 7 cars have been in Iceland. Geely is a shareholder ($45.5-million investment in 2015) in Carbon Recycling International ( CRI ), an Icelandic company which produces renewable methanol using recycled CO 2 emissions sourced from a local thermal power plant and hydrogen made by splitting water with electrolysis (Power-to-Methanol).

Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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SSI is registering its Orange EV electric trucks in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) marketable carbon credit trading program. By operating yard trucks with a cleaner power source (i.e., At current market prices and fleet-reported electricity usage, fleets operating Orange EV yard trucks are expected to be paid up to $12,000 per truck annually from LCFS credit proceeds. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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SoCal Ride-Share Airport Transportation Fleet Switching to Propane

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Prime Time Shuttle, which has offered ride-share transportation to major Southern California airports since 1984, will replace its existing fleet with 200 Roush propane-powered Ford E-350 shuttle vans within the next 24 months. Propane burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, with up to 20% less NO x , up to 60% less carbon monoxide, 24% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and fewer particulate emissions when compared to gasoline.

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Florida-based public microtransit operator Freebee deploys Lightning Systems electric passenger vans

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Freebee’s choice of battery-electric vehicles aligns with their mission of reducing the carbon footprint associated with local transportation. This also contributes to municipal sustainability goals, as well as providing cleaner air on the roads. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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California Taxi Fleet Operator Orders 25 CNG/LPG Engine Prep Packages for Transit Connect

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With the acquisition, Tim Conlon, president of California Yellow Cab, expects to become the first taxi company in the Southern California to operate half of its fleet (220-vehicles) on natural gas. Driving interest in Transit Connect Taxi in California is the mandate of many of its municipalities adopting standards for fleet operators to use cleaner, low-carbon fuels. Propane also burns cleaner than gasoline.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses entering service in London; planned fleet of 8

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The first of a planned fleet of eight hydrogen fuel cell buses in London will start operating on 18 December. The buses will form the only hydrogen bus fleet in the UK and the largest currently in Europe. The buses are joining a fleet which also includes 100 hybrid buses. London initially pioneered hydrogen buses in the UK when it took part in the Cleaner Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE) trial from December 2003 to January 2007.

2010 196

Virginia allocating >$12M for electric buses; new statewide contract

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DRPT is working closely with DEQ, the designated lead agency implementing Virginia’s VW Trust allocation, and the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) on this important initiative to accelerate the transition to a cleaner transportation system for all. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

Propel Fuels launches Clean Mobility Center in California; carbon offsets available at the pump

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With a focus beyond fuel, Propel stations enable drivers to offset carbon from their fuel purchases, improve their vehicle’s fuel economy, find rideshare opportunities, tune bicycles, and recycle on the go. For the first time in the nation, drivers can offset carbon emissions from their fuel purchase right from the pump, by directly funding clean air projects through Propel’s partnership with the Carbonfund.org Foundation.

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LAPD's unused electric cars gather dust sitting in garage, but why?

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While the worst of the uncontrolled tailpipe emissions have now been greatly reduced, and the air is cleaner, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is now the major concern. Los Angeles police Police car plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) fleetAnyone who remembers the epic, metallic-tasting, technicolor smog in the Los Angeles Basin found into the 1990s understands why air quality matters there.

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London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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No more pure diesel double-deck buses will be added to the capital’s fleet from 2018 and all new single-decks for central London will be zero-emission. London has committed to procuring roughly 300 zero emission buses by 2020, with 51 battery electric buses recently going into service on the 507/521 route, taking the number of completely electric bus routes to three, with 79 zero emission buses in total in the fleet.

2016 283

Obama sets goal of reducing US oil imports by 1/3 by 2025; domestic and Western Hemisphere production, natural gas, biofuels, electric vehicles, fleet purchases

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Meeting the goal of cutting US oil dependence depends largely on two things, Obama said: finding and producing more oil at home, and reducing dependence on oil with cleaner alternative fuels and greater efficiency. We have to discover and produce cleaner, renewable sources of energy with less of the carbon pollution that threatens our climate. The fleet of cars and trucks we use in the federal government is one of the largest in the country.

2011 224

LA Metro contracts with Clean Energy for 47.5M gallons of renewable natural gas

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million gallons of its renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel the US’ largest transit bus fleet. Metro is committed to ensuring a seamless path towards a carbon-neutral future.

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Total to take 25% share in Clean Energy; two to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks

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As presently contemplated, this program will allow fleets to begin driving heavy-duty trucks with the cleanest engine in the world at no increased cost compared to the diesel alternative, while also guaranteeing a discounted natural gas fuel price to diesel. Customers and regulators around the world are demanding cleaner transportation alternatives, particularly in the heavy-duty market. Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure Natural Gas

2018 174

Ford Transit plug-in series hybrid van makes it debut in UK; 1.0L EcoBoost range extender

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Ford’s new plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Transit Custom van ( earlier post ) made its debut at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event in Millbrook, UK. The vehicle makes its first appearance as Ford prepares 20 PHEV Transits for the 12-month fleet customer trial in London that begins in late 2017. Development of the 20 Transit Custom fleet trial vehicles has been supported by a £4.7-million (US$6.1-million) grant from the UK Government-funded Advanced Propulsion Centre.

2017 175

Smith Electric Vehicles support London bus fleet

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Produced by Smith Electric Vehicles in Washington, Tyne & Wear, the vans are used as support vehicles to keep London’s bus fleet running and are a key element in Go-Ahead London’s environmental programme, ‘Go Green’ Go-Ahead London, which already operates six hybrid diesel-electric buses, is to be the first bus company in London to operate electric support vehicles. The programme funds public sector organisations in procuring innovative, lower carbon vehicles.

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California Air Resources Board approves $663M funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $663-million low-carbon transportation plan to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment. These include programs to scrap and replace older vehicles with up-to-date clean cars, cleaner school buses, and more electric car-sharing projects in disadvantaged communities. Electric (Battery) Emissions Environmental Justice Fleets Heavy-duty Policy Regulations

2017 196

La Poste Group and Renault enter new eco-mobility partnership; coincides with delivery of the 5,000th Kangoo Z.E.

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Since the launch of France’s low-carbon vehicle project in January 2009, La Poste group, which has the country’s largest industrial fleet with some 69,000 vehicles, has equipped itself with a complete range of electric vehicles, including small light commercial vehicles, quads, three-wheelers and electrically assisted bicycles. Making vehicles used in urban areas cleaner. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

2014 244

Millbrook joins APC-funded consortium to develop fuel cell range-extended electric LCVs

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The goal is also to provide fleet operators with a solution that enables vehicle operation for extended periods while being emissions-free at the tailpipe. The collaborative project is intended to minimize technical and commercial risk by initially targeting captive and commercial fleet operators. The consortium will work in conjunction with a steering group including vehicle manufacturers, government agencies and major fleet operators.

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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The passenger vehicle fleet doubles to almost 1.7 Without a bold change of policy direction, the IEA warned at the launch, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system. PLDV demand for oil is based on four factors, according to WEO 2011: the rate of expansion of the fleet; average fuel economy; average vehicle usage; and. Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. WEO 2011.

2011 213

USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Transitioning the fleet to all electric will eliminate emissions from diesel buses and emissions from shipping diesel fuel by barge 900 miles from Seattle. The City of Fairfield will receive funding to purchase all-electric, zero-emission Proterra 35' Catalyst E2 buses and supporting charging infrastructure as part of their Alternative Fuels and Fleet Replacement policy, which focuses on transitioning to an all-electric fleet.

2017 175

California Energy Commission publishes investment plan for alt and renewable fuel and vehicle technology, 2014-2015

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carbon alternative fuels, fueling infrastructure, and advanced vehicle technologies. The plan provides $20 million for these alternative fuels, which represent an immediate opportunity for reducing carbon emissions because they can already be used in more than 97% of California’s existing vehicle stock, CEC noted. While many private fleets are able to incorporate natural gas fueling infrastructure into the overall costs of their transition to natural gas, some entities cannot.

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Dominion Energy sets new goal of net zero emissions by 2050 for both power generation, natural gas operations

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The goal covers carbon dioxide and methane emissions, the dominant greenhouse gases, from both electricity generation and gas infrastructure operations. The company had previously committed to cut methane emissions from its natural gas operations by 50% between 2010 and 2030 and carbon emissions from its power generating facilities by 80% between 2005 and 2050. Allowing these fleets to access RNG will drive down their carbon footprint even further.

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BCG report finds advanced biofuels, concentrated solar power, and solar photovoltaic tracking to make significant market impact sooner than commonly assumed

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” also sees steady adoption of on-shore wind and electric vehicle technologies, but suggests that off-shore wind and carbon capture and sequestration look likely to fade or decline. For the most part, the focus has been on the technical feasibility of various technologies, required subsidies, or need for carbon prices to make those technologies viable. Cleaner coal through carbon capture and sequestration.

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Study suggests operational optimization can maximize the health and climate benefits of public transit investments in new bus technologies

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A study by a team from the University of British Columbia and Metro Vancouver suggests that optimized operational control strategies for transit bus fleets ultimately offer transit agencies a way to maximize the benefits of their capital investments in new, cleaner technologies. In general, the benefits of operational optimization would be greatest for large heterogeneous bus fleets that operate in regions where there is significant variably in the population density.

2013 196

City of San Francisco replacing petroleum diesel with renewable diesel by the end of the year

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Lee announced that the city will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in the municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by the end of this year. Switching to renewable diesel will accelerate the progress San Francisco has made in cleaning its diesel fleet, slashing greenhouse gas emissions from diesel vehicles by more than 60%. Currently, most of the municipal fleet uses B20: a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel. San Francisco Mayor Edwin M.

Consortium Launches Britains First Dual Fuel Biomethane Bus; Emissions Cut in Half

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A consortium brought together by low carbon experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK launched the first bus in the UK to run on biomethane gas. It is hoped the technology will be rolled out to bus fleets across the country and further afield. The dual-fuel vehicle is a standard Optare Solo single-deck diesel midibus from the Anglian Bus fleet. Bruce Tofield, of UEA’ps Low Carbon Innovation Centre. Tags: Biomethane Conversions Fleets Heavy-duty

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Ryder sees increasing demand for heavy-duty natural gas trucks; expanding California program to other states

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Sixty-five of those vehicles are part of Ryder’s natural gas fleet in Southern California, made available through the Ryder/San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Natural Gas Vehicle project. Ryder took delivery of 70 vehicles in May and is expected to have the balance of the full 202 SANBAG natural gas vehicle order in its fleet by the end of 2011. Dean Foods has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 20% by 2013. Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

2011 191

PG&E launches $4M rebate program for customers using compressed natural gas as transportation fuel

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The new rebate is part of California’s statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which aims to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the adoption of clean fuels like compressed natural gas. By participating in the statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard program, PG&E generates credits when customers purchase compressed natural gas as a clean transportation fuel.

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The environmental impact of electric cars

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The positive impact on our environment is one of the biggest and best, especially if you have a business that runs a fleet of vehicles. Here we look at how and why EVs can play a major role in your company fleet. Electric fleet pioneers.

E-Commerce Giant Flipkart To Increase Electric Mobility In India

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Electric mobility adaptation is the most effective and cost-effective way of getting more carbon neutral. . Corporates around the world despite their industry is on the path of becoming carbon neutral and clean. Cleaner roads and cities.

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Victoria Begins Major 5-Year Electric Vehicle Trial

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Our Government is committed to making this state an electric vehicle friendly place and we understand how important cleaner, greener and innovative travel options are to Victorians. This is an exciting opportunity for people to be part of the development of low-emission transport options as we look for new ways to cut carbon emissions and provide greener travel. Most of the vehicles will be small passenger cars, placed into households and commercial and government fleets.

2010 161

UC Davis researcher finds ride-hailing EVs offer triple the emissions benefits of a personally owned EV

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Replacing a gasoline-powered ride-hailing vehicle with an electric vehicle can deliver three times the carbon benefits of a personally owned electric vehicle, according to a study by a University of California, Davis, researcher of Uber and Lyft data. Both Uber and Lyft are converting more of their fleet to electric, and Lyft recently committed to becoming 100% electric by 2030.

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