California Energy Commission approves $8M grant for H2 fueling station at Port of Long Beach

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The California Energy Commission approved an $8-million grant to Equilon Enterprises—a fully owned subsidiary of Shell Oil—to develop a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station to service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Port of Long Beach. The Energy Commission also approved a plan outlining actions that California can take to improve clean energy access in the low-income multifamily building sector.

Six trucking firms deploy ultra clean near-zero RNG trucks at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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Six trucking firms operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines ( earlier post ), and fueled with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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in Long Beach and throughout the LA basin who are right over the fence from the refinery or the port operations or the the urban oil extraction and toxic chemicals that go with it. But by the early 70s we knew better, passed the Clean Air Act and stopped burning our garbage.

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Port of Long Beach achieves record pollution reductions; diesel PM down 88%, NOx down 56%

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The Port of Long Beach has achieved clean air records in its latest study of air pollution emissions, including an 88% reduction in diesel particulate matter. The first phase of the zero-emissions Long Beach Container Terminal opened on Pier E in 2016, helping to drive down the air pollution tallied in the Port’s annual Emissions Inventory, which was completed this week.

LA, Long Beach mayors commit to move ports to zero emissions

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia signed a joint declaration today that sets ambitious goals for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to make the transition to zero emissions in their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The mayors also affirmed that the CAAP will include new investments in clean technology, expanding at-berth emission reductions, and launching a zero emissions drayage truck pilot program in the next few years.

Long Beach Transit receives $600K grant for 40 Cummins near-zero CNG engines

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Long Beach Transit (LBT) recently received a $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 Cummins “near-zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. LBT has a history of using innovative technologies to promote clean air in its service area that includes 13 cities and 100 square miles.

Republic Services opens new CNG fueling station in Long Beach; >75% of local fleet powered by alternative fuel

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The new fueling station is designed to support the recent addition of 56 new CNG-powered collection trucks that serve customers throughout greater Long Beach, California. The additional CNG trucks have replaced older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of alternative fuel vehicles operated by Republic Services of Long Beach to 147. The new fueling station is Republic’s second alternative fuels facility in Long Beach.

Port of Long Beach has cut diesel PM by 81% since 2005

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The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to its 2012 Emissions Inventory. The reasons cited for air quality improvements include bigger ships carrying cargo more efficiently; newer ships with cleaner engines; the 1 Jan 2012 deadline for full implementation of the Clean Trucks Program; increasing use of shore power; and a new low-sulfur fuel rule for ships that started in August 2012.

Maersk Line, Ports of LA & Long Beach in 3-year project to measure air pollution benefits from $125M eco-upgrade; real-time tracking 24x7

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Shipping company Maersk Line and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering to measure the environmental benefits of a $125-million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will split the $1 million cost under their joint Technology Advancement Program (TAP).

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to test new seawater scrubber device to cut vessel emissions

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are co-sponsoring a project to test a seawater scrubber system for the first time on a container ship, beginning this spring. Jointly funded by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, TAP has.

Cargotec and Vision Industries to demo hydrogen fuel cell hybrid terminal tractors in Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Vision Industries ( earlier post ) and Cargotec USA have agreed to cooperate to complete a zero-emission terminal tractor demonstration project for the Technology Advancement Program (TAP), a clean-air initiative sponsored by the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. There is a growing global demand for clean container movement technologies.

Foss’ Green Assist Hybrid Tug Joins Fleet in Long Beach and Los Angeles

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A Foss Maritime Company’ Green Assist hybrid tug ( earlier post ) has joined the Foss fleet for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California. The hybrid tug design was awarded the EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Award for Clean Air Technology in 2008.

SCAQMD Approves Funding for 483 Natural Gas Trucks To Replace Diesels for Drayage at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board voted last Friday to approve funding for 483 natural gas-fueled (liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG)) trucks to replace old diesel trucks serving the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The program supports the Ports’ Clean Air Action Plan, which seeks to replace the fleet of older diesel trucks servicing the Ports with new clean trucks.

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. He sees four key areas to make money in the Clean Technology Revolution: 1.

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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If you’re like me you would have found Tuesday’s gathering in Santa Monica a very sexy day at the beach. Bob Foster, Mayor, City of Long Beach (c) 2009 Joe Galliani.

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Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. A REG Ultra Clean Diesel blend that is 80% renewable diesel and 20% biodiesel is functionally the same as a B20 blend.

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CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced up to $205 million in grants for projects designed to accelerate the adoption of clean freight technologies and reduce air pollution caused by the movement of goods throughout the state. The projects range from electric locomotives, trucks and refrigeration trailers at railyards in Stockton and San Bernardino, to a hybrid tugboat and electric cranes and forklifts at the Port of Long Beach.

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Toyota, Kenworth, POLA and CARB unveil next-gen heavy-duty fuel-cell truck; ZANZEFF

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Toyota and Kenworth will deploy a total of 10 trucks as part of the Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF) ( earlier post ), hauling cargo received at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, throughout the LA Basin.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants today for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5

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San Pedro Bay Ports release draft of 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update; $7-$14 billion price tag

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The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released the draft of their proposed 2017 C lean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update. The document outlines a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies for the nation’s busiest harbor complex to further reduce harmful air pollution from all port-related sources, assist the state in meeting aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals, and ultimately achieve zero emissions for trucks and terminal equipment.

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Clean Fuels Ohio signs LoI to deploy 500 Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric hybrid pickups across Ohio

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Workhorse Group has received a Letter of Intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio. While not operating a fleet itself, Clean Fuels Ohio engages numerous fleets across Ohio on transitions to cleaner vehicle and fuel options. The W-15 electric pickup will be unveiled at the ACT EXPO show in Long Beach, California on 2 May.

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California ARB Awarding $2M to 4 Clean Engine Projects

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The Air Resources Board has selected four projects to demonstrate advanced clean engine technologies that reduce smog-forming and diesel soot emissions. ARB selected the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District as agency partners for the awards. Governor Schwarzenegger provided funding for clean vehicle technologies by signing AB 118 into law in October 2007.

Clean Energy Expands Southern California LNG Truck Fueling Infrastructure

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. plans to expand its existing network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fueling stations in Southern California this year beyond its current two LNG stations located at the Los Angeles/Long Beach ports complex. New or upgraded Clean Energy LNG fueling facilities are planned for strategic points along truck transport routes in the California cities of Los Angeles, Commerce, Industry, Fontana, Riverside, Tulare, Barstow, and Otay Mesa/San Diego.

Clean Energy wins $10M, multi-year transit deal with New Jersey Transit

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Clean Energy Fuels has won a $10-million, multi-year procurement from New Jersey Transit, the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, which links major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia and provides close to 223 million passenger trips each year. Clean Energy also recently signed other agreements across the transit, refuse and trucking markets, including the construction of new stations and extended maintenance and fueling contracts.

CARB awards $20M in Cap-and-Trade funding to zero-emission transportation technology demos, H2 ferry, BEV locomotive

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Three battery-electric top handlers and two zero-emission yard trucks (fuel cell and battery-electric) at the Port of Long Beach (Cost $8.3 million; Grantee: City of Long Beach Harbor Department). million; Grantee: Project Clean Air).

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BYD introducing second-generation battery-electric yard tractor

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Increased demand for renewable natural gas from refuse sector

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. The City of Fresno signed a two-year agreement with Clean Energy for renewable liquified natural gas (RLNG) to power approximately 140 refuse trucks with its Redeem brand RNG for an anticipated annual total of 1.6 The City of Long Beach has entered into a new two-year contract to fuel 77 vehicles with an expected 225,000 GGEs of Redeem, including its 35 LNG refuse trucks.

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Clean Energy Opens World’s Largest LNG/CNG Truck Fueling Station

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Clean Energy Fuels has opened the world’s largest natural gas truck fueling station on a 2.9-acre site adjacent to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The Clean Energy station is located on property leased from the Port of Long Beach at Anaheim and I streets. It is specifically designed to support the goals of the San Pedro Bay Ports’ Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) and Clean Truck programs.

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And now…the Plug In Tanker

Revenge of the Electric Car

It’s been a long time coming, but we have finally achieved the first “cold ironing&# of a tanker in the Port of Long Beach. Normally, these engines crank out massive amounts of pollution, equal to “a day’s worth of driving by 187,000 cars,&# according to estimates by the Port of Long Beach. Read about it in the La Times story: Port of Long Beach takes ‘giant step’ toward pollution reduction.

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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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A year-long one. I’ve been talking about doing this for a long time now – ever since my colleagues at began taking 3 month long sabbaticals a few years ago and the whole notion of a sabbatical hit my radar screen.

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Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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One will go westbound to California and throughout that state (Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach), while the other will travel eastbound through Detroit to New York (Kansas City, Detroit, Albany, New York City).

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Alternative Fuels: Possibilities Far Beyond Passenger Cars

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The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) exposition rolled into Long Beach, California, last week to examine options available right now to use alternative fuels to their optimal advantage. Focusing on everything vehicular--from clean diesel, mild hybrids, compressed and liquid natural gas, propane, hydrogen and partial/full electric power--the

Toyota Transport begins operating first CNG-fueled car hauler

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The Long Beach, CA-based truck/trailer emits 85% less overall particulate matter and 10% less carbon dioxide than its diesel counterparts. SmartWay’s clean air achievements include avoiding the emissions of 61.7

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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. Like the Recovery Act-funded projects, the annual Clean Cities projects include grants for vehicles, infrastructure, and education. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project.

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Workhorse releases specs for coming W-15 extended range electric pickup

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A drivable prototype of the W-15 will be unveiled at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, on May 2. Workhorse has released initial specifications of its W-15 pickup truck, for which it has accumulated letters of intent for 2,150 units. Earlier post.)

California settles with cargo terminals over diesel engine exhaust

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Harris announced a settlement with cargo terminals at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles over diesel emissions from exhaust that requires the terminals to complete projects to reduce their diesel emissions and better notify the public of emissions. The seven terminals at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles that cause the largest diesel exposures to the surrounding neighborhoods are: APM Terminals Pacific, Ltd.; California Attorney General Kamala D.

Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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TTSI) at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California. The market is being driven by states such as California where clean air is the mandate.

Hertz adds 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid to rental fleet

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The Sonata Hybrid is available to rent at airports including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dulles International and Chicago, as well as cities such as San Jose, San Diego and Long Beach in California; Portland, Oregon; and Denver. The new Sonata Hybrid is just one of Hertz’s greener rental choices available in the Green Traveler Collection, a line of hybrid, electric and clean diesel vehicles.

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Ballard fuel cell modules to power yard trucks at Port of LA in CARB-funded project

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Hydrogen and fuel cells deliver an attractive value proposition, including zero emissions, extended vehicle range, long duty cycles, rapid refueling and zero compromise on payload.

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Even Tugboats Are Going Electric

Revenge of the Electric Car

Remember the Balqon container truck I wrote about a while back, the Port of Long Beach truck that can haul 60,000 lbs and that’s starting to replace diesel spewing internal combustion trucks? Well add another link in the chain to clean our ports with a PHEV tug. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together constitute the largest port facility in the U.S. Too bad the people living there can’t hold their breath that long.

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First US eHighway demonstration running in California; battery-electric, CNG-hybrid and diesel-hybrid trucks

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near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. million from SCAQMD, as well as $4 million from a settlement with China Shipping, $3 million from the California Energy Commission, $2 million from the Port of Long Beach and $2 million from LA Metro.

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Daimler Trucks North America Introduces Another Truck with Natural Gas Drive System

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The first five tractors were delivered to various licensed motor carriers for utilization in drayage fleets in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The delivery of the extremely low-emission trucks is an important step in California’s publicly supported Clean Truck Program, which is intended to remove older trucks with high emissions levels in ports such those at Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Waste Management adds 1,000th truck to natural gas fleet

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property, the company commemorated the delivery of the 1,000 th natural gas vehicle with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster starting up the new recycling truck that will serve Long Beach residents. The trucks Waste Management runs out of its Carson service yard—as well as a third of its California clean fleet—are powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) derived from the decomposition of organic waste in its Altamont Landfill in Livermore, Calif.

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