New $17M California program to improve access to clean alternative transportation modes in most vulnerable communities

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A new California-wide program will make it easier for communities to get funding for clean mobility projects to improve their sustainability and quality of life. The program enables smaller groups and communities of concern that may not have the resources available to access funds for clean transportation choices. CALSTART is a nonprofit organization working with businesses and governments to develop clean, efficient transportation solutions.

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SoCalGas contributing $500K to Sierra Northern Railway-led hydrogen fuel-cell switcher locomotive project

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The project was selected for funding by the California Energy Commission, which awarded Sierra Northern Railway and GTI nearly $4 million in March to fund the design and demonstration of the train in Sacramento, with the goal of creating a clean alternative to diesel locomotives.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation.

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Clean Energy awarded $13M contract to build hydrogen station and supply fuel for Foothill Transit buses

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Being awarded our first hydrogen station and supply contract for Foothill Transit is very important to Clean Energy because it demonstrates our ability to move to different alternative fuels as our customers expand to other technologies. Transit agencies like Foothill have been on the forefront of alternative fuels for decades because it’s in their DNA to serve their communities with clean transportation.

EPA to spend another $1 billion on electric buses


The EPA’s “Clean Bus Program” will be spending $1 billion in the 2023 fiscal year to help schools buy electric buses and other cleaner alternatives. Their “Clean Bus Program” is targeted explicitly at replacing gas and diesel buses with clean alternatives.

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Methanol Institute releases two reports on methanol as safe, efficient and clean fuel

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The Methanol Institute (MI) released two new reports on the use of methanol as a safe, efficient and clean alternative fuel for cars, trucks and buses.

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EPA to award up to $5M for projects to reduce diesel emissions at ports

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Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions: up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion. These awards will be in addition to EPA’s annual National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) Funding Assistance Program.

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EPA to award up to $4M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from port fleets

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Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions: EPA will fund up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion. EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is soliciting proposals ( EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-02 ) that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, from fleets operating at marine and inland water ports.

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SK Group closes $1.6B investment in Plug Power to advance hydrogen strategy; new Hydrogen Business Development Center

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Recognizing the importance of hydrogen as a clean alternative to traditional energy sources, SK Group has heightened its focus on building the infrastructure and developing the technology to make hydrogen energy a reality for global markets. SK Group, South Korea’s largest energy provider and third-largest conglomerate, announced the close of a $1.6-billion investment in and strategic partnership with Plug Power Inc.,

EPA to award up to $5M to reduce diesel emissions at ports

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Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions: EPA will fund up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion.

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Blue World Technologies starting production of methanol fuel cells

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The combination can be done without the implementation of expensive and cumbersome clean-up technologies which enables a simple and cost-effective system design.

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BYD delivers e6 electric taxis to Thriev

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In total, the firm has an order in place for 20 of BYD’s e6 fully-electric cars, to help provide its customers with a clean alternative way to travel. Ten fully electric cars begin work in London this week with private hire firm, Thriev. The vehicles will use a rapid charger produced by BYD to r[.]. Electric cars

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Etihad Airways flies first flight using fuel made in the UAE from plants grown in saltwater

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The flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam marked a milestone in the development of a clean, alternative aviation fuel to reduce carbon emissions. This is a synergistic industrial platform that supports the aviation sector, the oil and gas industry, food production and the creation of a new agricultural alternative in the UAE. Clean, alternative aviation fuels are an innovative and sustainable solution to significantly reducing harmful carbon emissions.

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GE joins Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium to support the development of sustainable alternative fuels

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The SBRC was founded by The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), together with Etihad Airways, The Boeing Company, and Honeywell UOP, to advance the aviation industry’s commitment to sustainable business practices by developing technology to produce a clean, alternative fuel supply.

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City of London Corporation bans diesel vehicle purchases for its business

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Some models of vehicle, such as tractors, which the Corporation uses on its green spaces like Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest, do not have a non-diesel alternative. These vehicles will continue to be used until a clean alternative becomes available on the market. The City of London Corporation—the municipal governing body of the City of London—has banned the purchase of diesel vehicles for its business, in a drive to reduce public exposure to air pollution.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group sees mass market potential for synthetic fuels in 5-10 years

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Today, the term “alternative” is used for all fuels that are not a part of the fossil fuel group—diesel, gasoline, heavy oil and kerosene. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) are considered alternative fuels. We also need to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean alternative energy sources. While physical logistics networks remain indispensable, electrification in local transport is already making an important contribution.

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SoCalGas, Oberon Fuels partner to produce Dimethyl Ether from natural gas for transportation fuel; first such commercial facility in US

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SoCalGas) and Oberon Fuels , a San Diego-based low-emission alternative fuels company, announced a joint research and development agreement to design and construct the first commercial facility in the United States to produce Dimethyl Ether (DME) from natural gas for use as a transportation fuel. The facility will be located in Southern California and produce the DME, which can be used as an alternative to diesel and propane, as well as for a variety of non-transportation uses.

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EcoDual achieves EPA compliance for natural gas conversions of heavy-duty diesel engines under CAFC rule

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This “Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversions” (CAFC) rule, created a special category, known as Outside Useful Life (OUL), which applies to heavy-duty diesel engines with more than 435,000 miles, or more than 22,000 hours of operation, or are more than 10 years old.

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Dr. James Hansen Has Something To Tell You

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This just in from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , via her blog (thanks to Joe Romm of Climate Progress ). Today, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter to the Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, asking that the Capitol Power Plant (CPP) use 100 percent natural gas for its operations.

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Hydrogen hope for aviation industry

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New research could lead to hydrogen being used as a clean alternative to conventional aviation fuel. Scientists from Glasgow University are using nanotechnology to find a way to store the gas in a solid state, according to the BBC. Working in collaboration with EADS Innovation Works, the university hopes to overcome the major hurdles currently [.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen fuel EADS Innovation Works fuel cell Glasgow University hydrogen

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EPA Proposes to Streamline Approval Process for Fuel Conversion Systems

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Conversion systems allow vehicles to run on alternative fuels; most conversions involve switching gasoline or diesel vehicles to operate instead on a gaseous fuel such as natural gas or propane; an alcohol fuel; or electricity. The new options would reduce some economic and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure that acceptable emission levels from converted vehicles are sustained.

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French Post Office and Renault Trucks testing electric truck with fuel cell range extender

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tons + 1 ton, via special regulations favoring “clean-burning vehicles” ; the extra 1,000 kg has been authorized as a declared additional rated weight, owing to the deployment of a “cleanalternative technology. Maxity Electric with fuel cell range extender. Click to enlarge. Renault Trucks and the French Post Office (La Poste) will introduce on an experimental basis, and as a first in Europe, an electric truck equipped with a hydrogen-powered range extender.

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Researchers devise method to suppress thermal conductivity to improve thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery

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The development of thermoelectric oxides offers an environmentally clean alternative to current materials that contain elements that are harmful, such as lead, bismuth or antimony, or those that are in limited supply, such as tellurium. A new study published in the journal Nature Materials has found a way to suppress the thermal conductivity in sodium cobaltate so that it can be used to harvest waste energy, with potential applications such as automotive waste heat recovery.

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California Air Resources Board Launches $20M in Funding Assistance for Heavy-Duty Hybrid Trucks and Buses

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The program will also help achieve the goals of the state’s Climate Change Scoping Plan that requires California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020 with clean alternative fuels. The California Air Resources Board launched a $20 million funding assistance program designed to spur the purchase of hybrid trucks and buses that reduce smog-forming pollution and address climate change.

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California state senate approves bills extending sole-occupant HOV perk for plug-ins and alt fuel vehicles to 2019

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Existing law exempts certain clean, alternative-fuel vehicles from these occupancy requirements, so that a vehicle with a sole occupant may use an HOV lane—if the vehicle displays a Clean Air Vehicle sticker. The state has implemented three clean air vehicle HOV sticker programs in recent years: White HOV stickers.

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EPA aims to make fuel conversions easier

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It may soon be easier than ever to get your vehicle converted to run on alternative fuels such as natural gas, propane, alcohol fuel or electricity after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new options for car manufacturers. The idea is to reduce some economic and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while also [.].

EPA updates rules to ease commercialization of alternative fuel conversion systems

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systems that alter a conventionally-fueled vehicle or engine to enable it to run on an alternative fuel. The updated final rule covers alternative fuel conversion of light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines. EPA evaluated the requirement and determined that it is appropriate to introduce new flexibilities for all clean alternative fuel converters and to expand the compliance options for certain categories of conversions.

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COFCO, Sinopec and Novozymes to Build Cellulosic Biofuel Demonstration Facility in China by 2011

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With gasoline prices hovering around $4 per gallon in China, companies across the country are reaffirming their commitment to investing in development of clean, alternative fuel sources. Enzyme company Novozymes, COFCO, a leading producer and supplier of processed agricultural products, and Sinopec, the world’s third-largest oil refiner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering the next steps towards commercialization of cellulosic biofuel in China.

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How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint — And Why It’s Smart Business

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And when you’re implementing clean alternative energy — such as using solar energy to power your EV charging stations — you can reduce costs (and your carbon footprint) even further. If you try to live or run your business sustainably, you may have heard of a carbon footprint.

Exclusive Greenius Coverage of Today’s Clean Tech Roundtable

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I attended today’s Bryan Cave Clean Tech Roundtable at the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College – thanks to my pal Donna Gentry. It attracted a lot of attention but so did his comments during the “Clean Technology in California: Opportunities and Challenges&# panel to start the day. He sees four key areas to make money in the Clean Technology Revolution: 1. Clean Building Materials – everything from LED lighting to solar panels.

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California-to-Canada Hydrogen Road Rally Starts 26 May

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Fuel cell technology is on the verge of becoming a practical alternative to burning gasoline. These funds were used to support projects that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by using alternative fuels. To achieve this goal, 20% of petroleum used in California cars will be replaced with clean alternatives, including electricity, biofuels, hydrogen and other options by 2020.

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Your Guide to Electric-Vehicle Charging-Station Tax Credits

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Installing electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations on your property can benefit your business in many ways — from attracting customers to luring top talent. And thanks to a variety of tax credits and incentive programs, the barrier to entry may be lower than you think.

Pennsylvania DEP awards nearly $517,000 in clean diesel grants

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) awarded $516,637 in clean diesel grants to four organizations. The clean diesel program’s goal is to improve air quality by decreasing emissions from diesel-powered transit bus and school bus fleets. The program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

Arab city continues green car movement

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The natural gas vehicle planned by Sharjah will use compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas as a clean alternative. Dubai is known as one of the most forward-thinking cities in the world, so it’s no surprise that it has been quick to embrace the green car movement. Now, the Sharjah Public Transport Corporation has taken the decision to introduce gas powered taxi and bus fleets.

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DOE dishes out $300million in grants

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Twenty five projects have been selected for a collective cash injection of $300million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the Clean Cities Programme. The projects will put more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles on the road, while establishing 542 refuelling locations across the US. Tags: Green cars Latest news alternative fuel vehicles Clean Cities Program green car funding US Department of Energy

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects put more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy-efficient light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on the road, and establish 542 refueling locations across the country.

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First public trial of electric smart is launched

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The cars’ first placement is with Newcastle City Council, where they are supplementing its vehicle fleet and being allocated to staff making trips around the city, as an alternative to using fleet cars with conventional petrol or diesel engines. Chris Pywell, Head of Strategic Economic Change at One North East, said: “This important trial will help us to spread the message that electric vehicles are already a viable and clean alternative to the internal combustion engine. “It

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