USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation.

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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. The business model locks in prices with long-term contracts for the sale of the ethanol to a major international oil company and the purchase of the sugarcane from local farmers.

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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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3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices.

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FuelCell Energy completes 14.9MW fuel cell park on schedule for Dominion

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The project was completed on schedule and power is being delivered to the electric grid under a 15-year energy purchase agreement with a Connecticut electric utility. The project is located on a remediated brownfield site in an industrial area of Bridgeport, Connecticut, using only about 1.5 The city benefits with clean distributed power generation and is receiving tax revenue from what was a vacant lot. FuelCell Energy, Inc. reported the completion of the 14.9

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada is developing a Clean Fuel Standard that will cut emissions by 30 million tonnes in 2030. In the 2019 budget, the Government of Canada announced rebates of up to $5,000 for consumers on the purchase of zero-emission vehicles. Businesses that buy zero-emission vehicles are also now eligible for a tax benefit estimated to be worth around $13,000 in the year they purchase the vehicles.

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8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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Californians have purchased or leased more than 100,000 ZEVs. The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. This announcement is further evidence that the market for zero emission vehicles is growing and that increasingly, consumers nationwide are choosing to say no to cars that run on petroleum and yes to a new generation of ultra-clean vehicles.

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Prius Plug-In eligibile for a $1,500 California consumer incentive plus $2,500 Federal tax credit

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announced that the 2012 Prius Plug-in has been approved for the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program ( CVRP ). Designed to promote the use of Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) and related clean vehicle technologies, the CVRP is a consumer incentive made available in addition to a $2,500 Federal Tax credit. These grants are available when a vehicle is either purchased or leased for 36 months or longer. Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.

Proton Onsite to install hydrogen generator at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii

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Proton OnSite has been awarded a purchase order from HydraFLX Systems Ltd to install a hydrogen generator at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) facility outside Honolulu, Hawaii. It is also supporting Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative and promotes energy security for the island state, which is vulnerable to fuel supply disruptions.

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ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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A new white paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses which policy actions are behind the regional leading markets in the US for electric vehicles. regulation, purchasing incentives), local policy (e.g., There are substantial purchase incentives in California, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Washington.

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Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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The governors of 8 states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—have signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) to take specific actions to put 3.3 The announcement of the MoU was supported by the Consumer Federation of America, which released its own white paper, “ The Zero Emissions Vehicle Program: Clean Cars States Lead in Innovation ”.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut: $7,000,000. Stationary Fuel Cells and Hybrid Transit Buses Incremental Costs: The purchase of diesel-electric hybrid transit buses and stationary fuel cells for use in the statewide bus system in Connecticut. This grant would allow ConnDOT to upgrade the upcoming purchases of buses and would fund the incremental cost of a hybrid bus compared to a conventional bus.

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Governors of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Agree to Work Together Toward Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fuels; Timeline for Developing a Potential Low Carbon Fuel Standard for Region

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A credit trading system will provide opportunities to control costs by allowing a supplier to purchase credits from low carbon fuels and average them with higher carbon fuels delivered to customers. The Commonwealth’s Clean Energy Biofuels Act, signed in July 2008, also required Massachusetts to seek an agreement with its fellow RGGI member states to implement a LCFS on a regional basis. Governors of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states signed a. Memorandum of Understanding.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Connecticut Green Bank. The Office of Federal Sustainability is inviting State, county and municipal government fleets to join forces with Federal agencies to maximize their collective buying power, and aggregate their EV and charging infrastructure purchases. The Office of Federal Sustainability will partner with government and agency fleet purchasers to coordinate and aggregate the purchasing of EV fleets, with distinct acquisition procurement strategies to be determined.

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What a month for EVs!

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While he didn’t mention EVs by name, we know that there is no way to get there without a dramatic surge in electric vehicles fueled by clean energy. This past week, 12 governors (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington) followed our lead. We live in some exciting times. Or as Dickens might have put it, it is the best of times and it is the worst of times.

Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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More than 600 Chevrolet dealers in the seven launch markets—California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and Washington DC— will begin taking orders. One credit for which the Volt will not be qualifying is California’ Clean Vehicle Rebate Project ( CVRP ) rebates of up to $5,000 per light-duty vehicle for individuals and business owners who purchase or lease new eligible zero-emission or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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California ARB mods to ZEV regulations for IVMs would result in ~1.9% drop in total ZEV/TZEV units 2018-2025; no impact on air quality requirements

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However, in the environmental analysis of the impact of the proposal, ARB noted that despite that projected reduction in ZEV and TZEV volume, because the ZEV amendments do not modify the in-place fleet average emission standards established by the other elements of the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) package ( earlier post ), the air quality benefits of the ACC program as analyzed in 2011 will still be realized.

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Toyota FCV Mirai launches in LA; initial TFCS specs; $57,500 or $499 lease; leaning on Prius analogy

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It is also to create an agile and clean impression of air passing through and under the bumper. This creates an advanced clean design with aerodynamics that improve airflow. In the US, customers will be able to take advantage of Mirai’s $499 per month/36 month lease option, with $3649 due at lease signing, or purchase the vehicle for $57,500. Mirai. Click to enlarge.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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I will continue to work with Senators Kerry and Lieberman to produce a new bill that has a new focus that will lead to energy independence, create the jobs that we will need to become a vibrant, viable economy in the 21st century, and a green economy and clean up the air. ”. It covers ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont). Perspective by Brian J.

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