Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The two jurisdictions will also share technical information and best practices in regulating cleaner fuels, as California does today though its Low-Carbon Fuel Standard.

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Electric company car tax explained

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The UK government slashed electric company car tax, instantly making EVs much more attractive for businesses and employees. Here we take a look at what company car tax is, what’s changed, and how it compares between different types of cars. What is company car tax?

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CMU study finds taxes on emissions would result in more rapid electrification by ridesharing companies

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When life cycle air pollution and greenhouse gas emission externalities are internalized via a Pigovian tax, fleet electrification increases and externalities decrease, suggesting a role for policy. Vehicle purchases (x-axis) and average utilization (y-axis) by powertrain type for cost-minimizing fleets when excluding (left) and including (right) a Pigovian tax on air emissions.

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California adds $72.5M for cleaner diesel trucks, deployment of advanced vehicle technologies

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This can be combined with an up to $7,500 clean vehicle federal tax credit and various other regional incentives. This program provides vouchers of up to $55,000 to help California fleets purchase cleaner, advanced technology trucks and buses. The program has leveraged state funds to provide about $210 million in private financing since 2009 to help truck owners purchase cleaner trucks, exhaust retrofits and truck efficiency upgrades.

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Odisha govt announces 100% tax exemption, registration fee waiver for EV

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Odisha govt announces 100% tax exemption, registration fee waiver for EV. The Odisha government has announced a 100% exemption of motor vehicle tax and registration fees for electric vehicles in the state to encourage the growth and faster adoption of electric vehicles.

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5 Benefits of Installing public EV charging stations for Your Business

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So installing public EV charging stations can also bring some tax benefits and subsidies for your business. Media cleaner future EV sales growth Increase revenue through public EV charging stations Installing public EV charging stations

President Obama proposes 50% increase in spending on clean transportation, funded by $10/barrel tax on oil

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It also accelerates the transition to cleaner vehicle fleets in communities around the country, including expanding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Grant Program funding, and supports the creation of regional fueling infrastructure for low-carbon vehicles. The Obama Administration says the the $10/barrel tax raises the funding necessary to make these new investments, while also providing for the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

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Sen. Baucus draft for energy tax reform focuses on clean production of electricity and fuels; repeals plug-in vehicle credits

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introduced the latest in a series of discussion drafts to overhaul the US tax code. This new staff discussion draft focuses energy tax policy on stimulating domestic, clean production of electricity and transportation fuels, which account for 68% of energy consumed in the US. It also would repeal a number of current tax incentives, including those for plug-in electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. Specific proposals include: Clean electricity tax credit.

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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 terms of investment in innovation for cleaner energy, the plan calls for: Investment in advanced fossil energy projects. In addition, the President has directed his Administration to purchase cleaner alternatives to HFCs whenever feasible and transition over time to equipment that uses safer and more sustainable alternatives.

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Tax Fairness For Liquid Natural Gas: Goal Of Bill In Congress

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Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The ''LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013'' is designed to equalize the discrepancy between taxation of diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Currently, both are taxed at the same federal rate of 24.3

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The redesigned federal EV tax credit and other EV-related measures


The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act—a sweeping package of tax, health care and climate measures—was like the happy ending to one of those heartwarming “Save Christmas” stories. The revamped tax credit scheme is clearly a great improvement over its predecessor.

VW diesel V-6 fix may be in sight; Tesla in China; Carbon tax crash course: Today's Car News

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Today, Volkswagen soon may have new software (and possibly hardware) for tens of thousands of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles; CAFE incentives for cleaner vehicles may have some unintended—and dirty—consequences; and, the cost of a carbon tax and how it would work is all up next.

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Inflation Reduction Act – How It Supercharges the Electric Vehicle Industry

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The IRA, which, in addition to its climate-centric provisions, includes important steps to curb healthcare costs, particularly in the form of inflated prescription drug prices, crack down on tax cheats and revitalize U.S. And what about changes to the EV tax credit?

California to receive more than $236M to support transit agencies’ transition to zero-emission buses

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This funding comes from DOT’s Buses and Bus Facilities Program and Low or No Emission Vehicle (Low-No) Program, helping transit agencies purchase and lease new, cleaner vehicles and renovate and construct the infrastructure needed for zero-emission transit vehicles. Cleaner Transportation in the Coachella Valley. US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.)

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Tesla Giga Canada makes sense: CN Minister emphasizes auto industry’s new “supplier of choice” [Opinion]


“Canada is quickly becoming the green supplier of choice for major auto companies, including leading European manufacturers, as we transition to a cleaner, greener future. The law introduces a new system of EV tax credits with a specific set of requirements.

REG plans to boost Geismar renewable diesel production to 340M gallons per year

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Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards announced his support for this project with the inclusion of an incentive package that contains comprehensive workforce support and tax incentives. We are developing this project with our proprietary process technology, and are proud to continue to deliver sustainable fuel solutions to our customers and accelerate the transition to cleaner energy. Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

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Vauxhall Mokka-e Review

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Externally the latest-generation Mokka has more distinctive and cleaner styling than previous generations, and the dashboard is also relatively simple compared to its Peugeot family relative. Vehicle tax rate (VED): £0. Benefit in Kind (BIK) company car tax liability (2021/22): 1%.

California Energy Commission awards nearly $70M to replace diesel school buses with electric school buses throughout state

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Making the transition to electric school buses that don’t emit pollution provides children and their communities with cleaner air and numerous public health benefits. Proposition 39 is a voter-approved initiative that adjusted the corporate income tax code and allocated revenues to school districts for energy improvements.

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EVs “unaffordable and unavailable” due to “Australian policy failures”

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But “standards that lack ambition will still leave us at the back of the global queue for cheaper, cleaner vehicles. Australia now has a Government “that gets it” and there’s opportunity to give Australians access to the “world’s best transport technology.”

Congressional Budget Office estimates US federal policies promoting EVs and other fuel-efficient vehicles will cost $7.5B through 2019; little or no impact on gasoline use and GHG in the short term

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Tax credits and gasoline prices necessary for various electric vehicles to be cost-competitive with conventional vehicles at 2011 vehicle prices. In a new report examining the effect of federal tax credits on the plug-in market, the CBO finds that tax credits for buying electric vehicles—which account for about one-fourth of the policy cost—are likely to have the greatest impact on vehicle sales. —“Effects of Federal Tax Credits for the Purchase of.

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Gulf Oil adds LNG-powered trucks to its transportation fleet

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Gulf’s move into the LNG marketplace is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to diversify its energy offerings and provide the marketplace with a fuel alternative that is cheaper, cleaner, and domestic. For example, fleets that have more than 10 vehicles that use at least 20,000 gallons per year in a ‘return-to-base operation’ can expect to lock in an after-tax internal rate of return in the 20 to 35 percent range.

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London City Commuting: Why an EV makes sense

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Electric cars also contribute to better air quality in London and other city centres, making them cleaner and healthier for everyone. From 25 October 2021, only battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be eligible for the 100% cleaner vehicle discount.

Honda selects environmental consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates to support market development for Civic Natural Gas in new US markets

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With high gasoline prices nationwide, the Honda Civic Natural Gas offers consumers a cleaner transportation alternative that is also cost effective. Purchase incentives currently pending under legislation HR 1380, the NAT GAS Act, would create an even more favorable scenario for the purchase of NGVs with tax credits for vehicle and fuel purchases as well as fleet or home refueling stations.

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EC adopts Fit for 55 package of proposals; reducing net GHGs by at least 55% by 2030; all new cars zero-emission in 2035

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The tax system for energy products must safeguard and improve the Single Market and support the green transition by setting the right incentives. The new rules aim at reducing the harmful effects of energy tax competition, helping secure revenues for Member States from green taxes, which are less detrimental to growth than taxes on labor.

5 Great Reasons Why Solar Installers Are Choosing To Add EV Charging

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Alternative and renewable forms of energy help push the power industry toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. At the heart of the EV race is the goal of reducing the impact that widespread vehicle travel has on our planet’s resources.

A just transition

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Benjamin Franklin noted that there was nothing certain in life except death and taxes. Particularly if they can be replaced by more active travel and public transport, alongside much cleaner forms of private and fleet vehicles. However, to this auspicious list, we must now add (at least) one more category; the end of the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. We all know it is coming and probably sooner than we think.

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Pennsylvania awarding up to $5M to support alternative fuel transportation initiatives

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting grant applications for innovative, advanced fuel, and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the commonwealth. The AFIG Program is funded by annual gross receipts tax on utilities.

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Octopus launches ‘Electric Dreams’ – An EV leasing company unlocking salary sacrifice for businesses

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Drivers already signed up are saving an average of £14,445 over three years, by sacrificing some pre-tax salary in return for a brand new electric car.

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Choosing an Eco-friendly Vehicle: Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

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While conventional gasoline-powered vehicles (sometimes called internal combustion engines (ICE)) run on gasoline that emits carbon monoxide and other gases into the environment, EVs burn fewer and cleaner emissions per mile.

Polk County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office running 10 patrol cars on propane

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Not only is there a 50-cent-per-gallon federal tax credit for operating on alternative fuels like propane autogas, filling up with autogas also costs substantially less than gasoline. Sergeant Garton says the new clean vehicles could operate up to 10,000 miles between regular services since autogas is a cleaner burning, higher octane fuel than gasoline.

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USPS announces plans to order 5,000 EVs & achieve 70% fleet electrification


The Postmaster tried to elaborate on the USPS’ financial challenges of committing to operating a cleaner Postal vehicle fleet. . The agency’s recent announcement stated clearly that the Postal Service generally does not receive tax dollars for operating expenses.

EVs Outsells CNG Vehicles In Delhi

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To choose a cleaner fuel, Delhi converted its public transportation vehicles to CNG years ago. The Delhi EV Policy has made it possible to improve the EV infrastructure in addition to providing tax reductions and other incentives to EV buyers. Delhi became the first state to completely exempt all EVs from paying road tax and registration fees.

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Velocys’ Bayou Fuels project set to produce negative emission fuels; partnering with Oxy

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Integrating CCUS into the Bayou Fuels biorefinery increases certain targeted revenue streams, such as those derived from the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard, and US 45Q tax credits that incentivize the installation of carbon capture equipment on industrial facilities. We don’t just want to deal with waste materials and produce cleaner burning fuels—we want the process that produces the clean fuels to be as sustainable as possible as well. Velocys, Inc.,

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Shell selects site for proposed $12.5B GTL project in Louisiana

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If built, the proposed project would use natural gas to create cleaner-burning transportation fuels, such as natural gas-based diesel and jet fuels and other products, such as specialty waxes and the building blocks for lubricants, plastics and detergents. In addition, the company would qualify for Louisiana’s new Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive (12% payroll rebate for each GTL job), as well as the Industrial Tax Exemption Program.

How is the transition to EVs coming along in Europe?

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Norway offered substantial incentives on a myriad of everyday vehicle operations costs, such as waived vehicle taxes, half-priced tolls, and free EV parking, just to name a few. Bold policy decisions bust me adopted that ensure cleaner, electrified transportation for the long-term. Over the past decade, consumer demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States has increased exponentially, with consideration for EVs amongst prospective drivers reaching an all-time high.

SEAT pushes forward with CNG line-up

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, continues to spearhead the introduction of compressed natural gas (CNG) technology, giving customers the widest choice of vehicles that are cleaner, more sustainable and offer even greater efficiency. The move means that vehicles are cleaner and even better value for money, helped greatly by CNG’s efficiency over other fuels.

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Forecast: US biodiesel production to surpass RFS target for second straight year

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This growth is driven in large part by a $1-per-gallon production tax credit extended through the end of 2013 by the US Congress. The RFS aims to reduce oil imports and cut back auto emissions with cleaner-burning fuels such as cellulosic ethanol, biomass-based diesel, and sugar-cane-based ethanol. The US biodiesel industry is on pace to produce more than the 1.28 billion gallons (4.8

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California ARB releases proposed new plan to cut 2030 GHG by 40% v. 1990; more stringent LCFS, more ZEVs

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These include cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars and zero emission vehicles, low-carbon fuels, renewable energy, waste diversion from landfills, water conservation, improvements to energy efficiency in homes and businesses, and a Cap-and-Trade Program. Mobile Source Strategy (Cleaner Technology and Fuels Scenario).

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Volkswagen of America to invest $10M in EV charging infrastructure by 2016; calls for more legislative support to spur EV adoption

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Sommer’s list of needed measures at the Federal, state, regional and local levels included: Congressional support for a consistent and predictable tax policy for electric drive vehicles and infrastructure. Examples in this category include protecting and expanding existing tax credits in the Energy Independence and Security Act. Federal and state commitment to cleaner fleets by purchasing EVs and PHEVs.

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How to Electrify Your EV Fleet the Smart Way

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Federal, state and local tax credits and incentives offer strategic advantages for early EV adopters which helps to subsidize sustainability for companies ready to commit to a cleaner, greener fleet. Nothing makes a bigger splash than a brand-new electric fleet.

UK to invest $841M from 2015-2020 to boost ultra low emission vehicle industry

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Additional funding of £50 million (US$84 million) will also be available for local areas to invest in cleaner taxis and buses. Drivers pay no road tax or congestion charge on ULEV. The UK government announced plans to invest £500 million (US$841 million) between 2015 and 2020 to boost the ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) industry and help drivers both afford and feel confident using electric cars. The automotive industry is worth £11.2 billion (US$18.8

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SoCal Ride-Share Airport Transportation Fleet Switching to Propane

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The propane-powered Ford E-350 can qualify for Federal tax credits up to 80% of the incremental cost to convert. 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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Berkeley study finds clean vehicle rebates have predominantly benefited wealthy, white Californians

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Residents will not be eligible for rebates if their gross annual income exceeds $150,000 for single tax filers, $204,000 for head of household filers and $300,000 for joint filers. In the long term, it will be important to reassess the trade-off of clean-vehicles—and by default, vehicle ownership—over other cleaner forms of transportation (e.g.,

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