Oregon Governor signs Clean Fuels bill

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who assumed office in February after the resignation of former Governor John Kitzhaber, has signed into law Oregon’s Clean Fuels legislation ( SB 324 ). The bill removes the 31 December 2015 sunset on the statutes requiring the adoption of clean fuel standards. Earlier post.)

Oregon governor directs DEQ to move ahead with Clean Fuels Program

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Oregon Governor Kitzhaber recently announced a new initiative to maximize the economic development potential of clean fuels in Oregon, directing the Department of Environmental Quality to move forward with full implementation of Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program and announcing a new Clean Fuels Work Advisory Committee. Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program currently is in a state of suspended animation, the governor’s office said.

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Oregon DEQ seeking public comments on implementing Low Carbon Fuel Standard before sunset in 2015

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Oregon’s Department on Environmental Quality (DEQ) is inviting public comment on a proposed rulemaking that would fully implement Oregon’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The first phase required Oregon producers and importers of fuels to register with DEQ, keep records and submit reports about the fuels they currently supply. DEQ had only partially implemented the Clean Fuels Program passed by the Legislature in 2009.

Oregon Legislature passes coal transition bill; coal power out by 2035, 50% renewables by 2040

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The Oregon Legislative Assembly approved a landmark bill that will commit the state to eliminate its use of coal power by 2035 and double the amount of renewable energy serving Oregonians to 50% by 2040. Otherwise known as the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan, Senate Bill 1547-B received final approval on the Senate floor Wednesday after the Oregon House approved the bill in a 38-20 bipartisan vote on Tuesday.

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New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

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Paradoxically, the goal of the project is to meet new clean-fuel standards. Biofuels oil energy policy energy Washington State OregonAlong the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. It's certainly not a result local environmental groups expected when they championed those standards. DON'T MISS: United Airlines To Start Using.

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Oregon climate change laws signed

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Significant steps have been taken by the US state of Oregon as Governor Ted Kulongoski signed into law a series of bills that constitute a climate change package. Senate Bill 101: New electricity sources must be at least as clean as natural gas plants. Tags: Global warming Green cars Latest news climate change laws house bill Oregon senate bill

AGAE Technologies introduces new rhamnolipid bio-surfactant solution for DPF cleaning

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AGAE Technologies, LLC, a specialty chemical company in Corvallis Oregon, is introducing a solvent-free, aqueous cleaning solution, formulated with rhamnolipid biosurfactant and other natural ingredients, for cleaning diesel particulate filters (DPFs). DPFs trap diesel engine exhaust pollutants such as these from directly discharging into the environment; however, insufficiently cleaned filters are not fulfilling this vital role. and DPF Cleaning LLC.

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Clean Energy to provide LNG to Hawaii Gas; additional agreements in trucking, transit and refuse markets

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy has also signed additional agreements throughout the United States representing their growing portfolio of natural gas fueling. Clean Energy announced that it has extended its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with the City of Phoenix. Clean Energy has supplied the City with LNG for more than a decade. Orchard Supply Hardware has also expanded the number of CNG trucks it’s fueling with Clean Energy.

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Ocean Power Technologies Signs Stakeholder Agreement for Oregon Wave Energy Project

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has signed a Settlement Agreement (SA) with 11 federal and state agencies and three non-governmental stakeholders for its utility-scale wave power project at Reedsport, Oregon. Manufacturing of the first 150 kW PB150 PowerBuoy is already underway at Oregon Iron Works under its contract with OPT. The 10-buoy wave farm is expected to be connected to the grid after receipt of the FERC license and additional funding, supplying clean energy to approximately 1,000 homes.

Uber urges Portland drivers to lease electric cars

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In the wake of numerous recent PR setbacks, Uber may be able to help clean up its image with the launch of the Uber EV initiative in Portland, which supports the city’s green vision for the future. When you think of electric mobility, California might be the first state to come to mind—but Oregon is not far behind. portland plug-in cars ridesharing Oregon Uber

West Coast Could Cut Oil Use In Half By 2030: Report

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When it comes to purchasing and promoting electric cars and clean energy, the West Coast stands apart. California leads the nation in policies encouraging electric-car adoption, and Washington and Oregon aren't far behind. oil California energy policy Washington State OregonIn fact, those three states may be poised to reduce their use of fossil fuels dramatically in coming years. DON'T MISS: West.

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Oregon Governor Signs Climate Change Bills, Including Low Carbon Fuel Standard and B2

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Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed into law a series of bills constituting a climate change package that includes a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), a B2 mandate, and other transportation-related measures. Expands reporting requirements for greenhouse gas emissions to imported electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel and will allow state to better track amount of greenhouse gases emitted in Oregon.

DOE finalizes $96.8M loan guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project; supercritical binary geothermal cycle

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to construct a 23 megawatt (net) geothermal power project in Malheur County, in southeastern Oregon. The Department of Energy, through the Loan Programs Office, has issued loan guarantees or offered conditional commitments for loan guarantees totaling nearly $18 billion to support 19 clean energy projects. The US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized a $96.8 million Recovery Act supported loan guarantee to a project sponsored by US Geothermal, Inc.

Navistar First Launching eStar All-Electric Truck Sales in Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon will be the initial launch market for Navistar’s new eStar electric truck. The eStar all-electric truck is the first medium-duty commercial vehicle to receive US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification as a clean fuel fleet vehicle as well as California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification as a zero-emissions vehicle. Earlier post.).

Oregon Department of Transportation Issues RFP for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Equipment

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has issued a first-in-the-nation solicitation for charging equipment to service electric vehicles (EVs). At the request of local entities and electric utilities throughout the state, ODOT is using its public/private partnership authority to establish consistent standards and uniformity in building an EV charging infrastructure for Oregon. Oregon is poised to lead the nation in the early adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.

More clean energy doesn’t mean less dirty stuff

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According to a new research paper from University of Oregon sociologist Richard York, rising demand for energy means that new, renewable sources will likely just add new capacity rather than replace fossil-generated capacity. Latest news fossil fuel research University of OregonRenewable energy supplies may fail to replace fossil fuel sources, new research suggests, as energy consumption continues to rise.

EPA awards $5M in Clean Diesel Grants to 4 port projects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $5 million in grant funding for 4 clean diesel projects at ports in California, Oregon, New Jersey and Texas. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will retrofit cargo handling equipment with diesel particulate filters and replace 23 drayage trucks with ones powered by certified engines that are model year 2011 or newer at the Port of Portland.

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Pacific states and BC agree to align GHG and clean energy policies; targeting 10% new vehicle ZEV purchases by 2016

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The Governors of California, Oregon and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia signed a regional agreement strategically to align policies to reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy. Oregon will build on existing programs to set a price on carbon emissions. Where possible, California, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington will link programs for consistency and predictability and to expand opportunities to grow the region''s low-carbon economy.

EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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The DERA funding covers engine replacements, repowers and idle reduction technologies to clean up a variety of older diesel engines, including those in heavy-duty trucks used at ports, delivery trucks, long haul trucks, marine vessels, school buses, and even agricultural equipment. Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District is replacing three school buses and four agriculture engines and converting three irrigation pumps to clean burning electric. Oregon.

Clean Energy Capital to develop first commercial-scale sugarcane ethanol plant in US

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Clean Energy Capital LLC , a US private equity firm specializing solely in investments in ethanol, is developing the first major sugarcane ethanol refinery in the continental United States, in the Imperial Valley of California. —Scott Brittenham, CEO of Clean Energy Capital. This will provide greater stability in profit margins, according to Clean Energy.

Propel Fuels to co-locate Clean Fuel Points at PC&F gas stations and convenience stores in Western US

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Propel Fuels announced a multi-year agreement with Pacific Convenience and Fuels (PC&F) to co-locate Propel Clean Fuel Points (E85/biodiesel) with PC&F gas stations and convenience stores throughout the Western US. Propel and PC&F have identified more than 80 potential locations for Clean Fuel Points throughout PC&F’s network of 300 stations in California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, which operate under various brands including Chevron, 76, Conoco and Circle K.

EPA Awards $20M in Recovery Act Funding for Clean Diesel Finance Program

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three recovery act grants totaling $20 million in funding for the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program. The recovery act grants were awarded to the following organizations: Houston-Galveston Area Council: $9 million for a revolving loan program to clean up trucks at the Port of Houston through replacements and retrofits using SmartWay-verified technologies.

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More states follow California’s clean car standards

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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant California’s request to carry out its own clean car standards not only clears the way for the Schwarzenegger-led state to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions, but it is likely to effect at least 13 additional states too. The 13 states are: Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

Study urges tougher target for California LCFS; up to 26% by 2030 under high performance scenario

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The analysis “California’s Clean Fuel Future: Assessing Achievable Fuel Carbon Intensity Reductions Through 2030,” was commissioned by Ceres, NextGen America, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. billion in investment in California’s clean fuel economy.

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Kroger division takes delivery of first 11 of 40 Freightliner LNG heavy-duty tucks; replacing diesel

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Oregon-based Fred Meyer Stores, a division of The Kroger Co. Fred Meyer will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months, making Fred Meyer the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty LNG trucks. The fleet will be fueled at a new, private LNG fueling station at Fred Meyer’s Clackamas Distribution Center, which has been designed and engineered by Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and E4tech finds that the targets adopted or proposed by British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels can be met with a range of low-carbon fuel options.

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NREL publishes online collection of case studies in EV deployment

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NREL developed the online resource for DOE’s Clean Cities initiative, which works to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. The newly compiled information is housed on Clean Cities’ Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) at www.afdc.energy.gov/plugin_case_studies. Among the case studies is a detailed account of the state of Oregon’s path to plugging in.

Honda to lease 2017 Clarity Electric for $269 a month, 36 months

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Honda announced an introductory lease price of $269 a month for 36 months (plus tax) for the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan ( earlier post ), which is coming to select dealerships in California and Oregon August 2017. In addition, California customers qualify for the state’s Clean Vehicle Rebate of $2,500.

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Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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The report, Clean Air Future: Health and Climate Benefits of Zero Emission Vehicles , was produced by the American Lung Association in California. The answer is to move to passenger vehicles that run on clean, renewable energy, and the Zero Emission Vehicle program that has been adopted by 10 states is key. In addition to California, the ZEV states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Oregon: $1.3

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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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California and Mexico sign agreement to reduce GHGs

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The new pact seeks to enhance cooperation through a range of activities, including: Aligning greenhouse gas reduction programs and strategies; Collaborating on fire emergency response along the border and other climate change adaption strategies; Improving air quality, including reducing pollution and expanding markets for clean energy technologies; and. On Monday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

13 environmental groups urge USPS to select plug-ins for next-generation delivery vehicles

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Thirteen environmental groups working on clean transportation solutions sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging it to select plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) for the next generation of delivery vehicles (NGDV). Oregon Environmental Council.

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California ARB votes to move forward with light-duty vehicle GHG and ZEV programs through 2025; cranking it up post-2025

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After considering the Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review ( earlier post ), the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on Friday to continue with the vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and ZEV program for cars and light trucks sold in California through 2025.

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Chevrolet purchasing and retiring up to $5M in carbon credits to help 11 colleges pay for efficiency projects

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As we kept inching closer to our carbon-reduction goal, we wanted to support colleges going above and beyond to help combat climate change, and open the door for other companies to contribute to such campus clean energy projects. Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges in the US pay for energy efficiency-based carbon reductions.

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California ARB approves cap-and-trade amendments; linking with Ontario

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Additionally, the Oregon legislature is considering a measure to establish a cap-and-trade system that is compatible with California’s. The declining statewide cap on emissions ensures California will meet its emission reduction goals, while trading puts a price on carbon and creates economic incentives for investments in clean technologies and clean energy.

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Diesel models account for 18.2% of VW of America sales in October, 22.8% YTD

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The winning bidder, Bruce Oberg, is scheduled to take delivery of his e-Golf from a dealer in Oregon later this week; Volkswagen thus logged sales of 1 e-Golf in its monthly report. The Touareg delivered 578 units, 352 of which were Clean Diesel TDI, amounting to 60.9% Volkswagen of America, Inc. VWoA) reported 30,313 units delivered in October, and increase of 7.8% over October 2013.

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US Refiner Converting Fleet to Hybrids and Diesels

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has launched a new initiative to convert its 170-vehicle fleet to hybrid and clean diesel vehicles. Alon, which refines and markets transportation fuels and other petroleum products, is believed to be the first independent refiner of its size issuing a mandate to reduce corporate fuel use and environmental impact through a clean fleet program. Alon’s retail segment, Alon Brands, is extending the clean theme to the nearly 1,000 FINA locations in its network.

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car2go adding 30 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles to Portland operations

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will add 30 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles (EV) to the car2go Portland, Oregon carsharing network. Emissions-free carsharing is a natural progression for this city’s overall clean transportation plan and our healthy and sustainable future.

Voith introduces topography-dependent shifting program SensoTop for N. American city transit buses

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The technology is currently being tested in a number of North American cities, including Portland, Oregon and Minneapolis, Minnesota. SensoTop has been approved for use with clean diesel engines and does not infringe on EPA emission standards. Voith has introduced its topography-dependent shifting program, SensoTop, for heavy-duty transit buses into the North American market. SensoTop is designed to optimize bus transmission gear-shifting to reduce fuel consumption.