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

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a report it commissioned from Sonoma Technology, Inc. The ICCT defined six scenarios for analysis: Business as Usual (reflecting current Federal programs only, and non-implementation of the GHG Phase 2 trailer requirements).

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California Air Resources Board releases proposed Advanced Clean Car package: LEV III, GHG and ZEV rules to transform the California fleet; ZEVs and TZEVs to be 15+% of new vehicle sales by 2025

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted the proposed Advanced Clean Car (ACC) package of regulations in advance of the Board’s meeting on 26 January 2012 to consider adopting the new rules. The Advanced Clean Cars program combines the control of soot, smog-causing pollutants (LEV III) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single coordinated package of requirements for model years 2017 through 2025. Zero Emission Vehicle Program.

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California ARB formally allows compliance with national GHG vehicle regs to qualify for compliance under Calif rules

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The California Air Resources Board approved an amendment allowing compliance with national greenhouse gas emissions regulations for passenger vehicles set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to qualify for compliance under the California’s clean car rules. The Board’s action today is the final step in establishing a single national program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing vehicle efficiency.

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New Biomass-to-Liquids Industry Association is Formed; Urges EPA to Promote the Cleanest Renewable Fuels Compatible with Existing Fuels Infrastructure

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To date, federal programs have resulted in incentives that do not necessarily promote or reward the best performing and most environmentally friendly fuels, according to the LCSFA. This week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin considering comments on its “Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program” (“RFS2 Proposal”). Advanced biofuel producers have formed the Low Carbon Synthetic Fuels Association (LCSFA).

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EPA proposes tightening primary ozone standards to range of 65-70 ppb; final rule by October 2015

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EPA will seek public comment on the proposal for 90 days following publication in the Federal Register, and the agency plans to hold three public hearings. The Clean Air Act established two types of national air quality standards: Primary standards set limits to protect public health, including the health of at-risk populations such as people with pre-existing heart or lung disease (such as asthmatics), children, and older adults.

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Your Guide to Electric-Vehicle Charging-Station Tax Credits

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And thanks to a variety of tax credits and incentive programs, the barrier to entry may be lower than you think. On the federal, state and local levels, there are a plethora of tax credits for installing electric-vehicle charging stations.

Hyundai to offer Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle to LA-area retail customers in spring 2014; Honda, Toyota show latest FCV concepts targeting 2015 launch

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To ease those concerns as we build-out the hydrogen refueling network, we thought covering this cost for these early adopters in the monthly payment was the best approach, and consistent with other aspects of our Hyundai Assurance program. In addition, Tucson Fuel Cell owners will enjoy all the same services of the Hyundai Equus “At Your Service” valet program. This also is why Honda is an enthusiastic participant in a federal program, H 2 USA.

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Study details viable pathway to develop sustainable aviation biofuels industry in Pacific Northwest; hydroprocessing of natural oils seen as the most immediate opportunity

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The stakeholders also urge continuing and expanding key programs under the Farm Bill and other federal. programs, and ensuring that aviation fuels and promising feedstocks qualify for incentives detailed in these programs. Specific recommendations include continuing the Biorefinery Assistance Program and excise tax incentives. Standard 2 (RFS2) Program. The RFS2 program provides critical support for advanced biofuels.

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