CARB approves Clean Miles Standard for TNCs

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the US’ first standard to transition ride-hailing fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2030. The Clean Miles Standard (CMS) ( earlier post ) sets electrification and greenhouse gas emission targets for transportation network companies (TNCs)—e.g., The goals of the CMS are to: Reduce GHG emissions. Staff also presented that 1% of California’s light-duty GHG emissions come from TNCs.

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Toyota claims the 2021 Mirai fuel-cell car cleans the air, calls it “minus emissions”

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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles produce only water vapor as emissions—water that could in theory be filtered and made potable. emissions youtube

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CARB approves $28M investment in clean trucks, cars

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California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) provides incentives to purchase the cleanest medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and Clean Cars 4 All incentivizes lower-income California drivers to scrap their older, high-polluting cars and replace them with zero-emission, plug-in hybrid or hybrid vehicles. To date, HVIP has provided vouchers for fleets to buy more than 7,500 zero-emission and other clean trucks and buses.

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Solaris joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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Bus manufacturer Solaris has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance , an initiative led by the European Commission. As part of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, Solaris has been invited to participate in a mobility roundtable.

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SK makes strategic investment in clean hydrogen company Monolith; “cyan hydrogen”

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Because carbon dioxide is not generated during the production process, it is classified as a clean hydrogen process along with blue hydrogen and green hydrogen. SK’s hydrogen business roadmap aims to establish a clean hydrogen production system with a scale of 280,000 tons by 2025.

DOE awards $125M to bring clean energy technologies to market

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding a total of $125 million to support 110 clean energy technology projects (DE-FOA-0002381). Through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, the phase II awards support the research and development of innovative clean energy technologies toward commercialization.

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Nevada launches “Clean Cars Nevada” effort; adopting California LEV and ZEV

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the “ Clean Cars Nevada ” initiative, which will evaluate the adoption of new regulations to provide Nevadans with more choices for low and zero emission electric passenger cars and trucks at dealerships throughout the state beginning in 2024.

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Northeast States, DC release proposal for regional plan to cut emissions and invest in clean transportation

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Beginning with the initial regional base annual CO 2 emission budgets for 2022, the regional base annual CO 2 emission budgets are to decline by an amount per year to be set in the final MOU. Electric (Battery) Emissions Policy

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CARB adopts electric truck rule: Advanced Clean Trucks

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The California Air Resources Board has adopted a first-in-the-world rule—the Advanced Clean Trucks ( earlier post )—requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans (Class 2b to Class 8) to electric zero-emission trucks beginning in 2024. By 2045, every new truck sold in California will be zero-emission. Statewide, the Advanced Clean Truck regulation will lower related premature deaths by 1,000, according to CARB projections.

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Mitsubishi Heavy invests in Monolith Materials to support clean hydrogen production

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to support its commercial-scale, emissions-free hydrogen manufacturing technology. Through an innovative and proprietary development in commercial-scale methane pyrolysis, Monolith is now manufacturing emissions-free, economically sustainable hydrogen using 100% renewable energy.

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Virginia becomes 15th Clean Cars state; LEV and ZEV program signed into law

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Virginia Ralph Governor Northam recently signed HB 1965 , legislation establishing a low-emission vehicle (LEV) and zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program in Virginia, making it the 15 th state to become a Clean Cars state. The bill requires that the regulations adopted by the Board will allow any motor vehicle manufacturer to establish a Virginia-specific zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credit account and to make an initial deposit into its account.

Eaton contributing to ZET Coalition clean air initiative with lineup of emission-reducing and electric vehicle technologies

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Power management company Eaton said it is a key contributor and supporter of the National Zero-Emission Truck ( ZET ) Coalition’s newly issued priority federal recommendations.

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Port of Long Beach increases green ship incentive, exempts low-NOx natural gas trucks from Clean Truck Fund Rate

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A voluntary system, the ESI identifies seagoing ships exceeding the current emission standards of the International Maritime Organization. Zero-emissions trucks had already been determined to be exempt from the future rate.

Hyundai Motor Group develops air-conditioning technologies to maintain clean air in vehicles

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g /m 3 while the function is active, the air-cleaning mode will run to purify the air in the vehicle. The air-cleaning system automatically sets the air volume between 3 and 8 and switches to air-recirculation mode and activates the air conditioning system to reduce indoor humidity.

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Study busts myth about EV greenhouse gas emissions and dirty grids

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First spotted by The Verge, the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) study estimates overall emissions from medium-sized EVs registered in the United States. emissions

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Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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The study demonstrates the success of California’s air pollution control programs, regulations, enforcement efforts and clean-air plans in regions with the greatest air quality challenges: Southern California and the southern Central Valley. This is the result of CARB’s programs that clean up cars and trucks, along with other programs including wood burning rules implemented by air districts. Emissions Regulations

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Denmark, Norway, and US to lead Zero-Emission Shipping Mission

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The governments of Denmark, Norway, and the United States, along with the Global Maritime Forum and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, will lead a new Zero-Emission Shipping Mission as part of Mission Innovation. The Mission aims to accelerate international public-private collaboration to scale and deploy new green maritime solutions, setting international shipping on an ambitious zero-emission course.

T&E: Rising use of private jets sends CO2 emissions soaring

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CO 2 emissions from private jets in Europe increased by nearly a third (31%) between 2005 and 2019, rising faster than commercial aviation emissions, according to a new report from environmental campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E).

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CSIRO finds hydrogen could reduce aviation emissions within 5 years

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A new report from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO shows that clean hydrogen can significantly reduce aviation emissions with potential benefits seen within five years. Potential CO 2 emissions abatement using hydrogen-based technologies.

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Hydro-Québec will support the clean hydrogen sector in Québec

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Decarbonizing the economy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the company’s priorities. Green hydrogen, is produced through the electrolysis of water rather than from methane, a process that produces high levels of GHG emissions.

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IEA: global carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded strongly

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The Covid-19 crisis in 2020 triggered the largest annual drop in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions since the Second World War, according to IEA data, but the overall decline of about 6% masks wide variations depending on the region and the time of year.

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Virginia Legislature passes Clean Car Standards bill; to Governor for signing

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At the end of last week, the Virginia State Senate passed HB 1965, which directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to implement a low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program for motor vehicles with a model year of 2025 and later. With this rule, Virginia joins 14 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting clean car standards. Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations

California ARB awards $24M to 3 school districts to promote zero-emission vehicles, clean transportation options

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The California Air Resources Board announced a new program that will fund a variety of projects promoting zero-emission transportation options for students, parents and staff members served by school districts in California. Grant winners for the new two-year Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project are: El Monte Union High School District — $9.8 Smaller projects include, for example, zero-emission vanpools used by staff to travel to meetings and used for small student group trips.

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Faurecia Emissions Control reorients strategy, becomes Faurecia Clean Mobility

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To align with industry megatrends and boost its long term growth, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies has reoriented its strategy and become Faurecia Clean Mobility. Faurecia Clean Mobility is one of three Faurecia business groups, the other two being Automotive Seating and Interior Systems. Emissions reduction. Working with Ford, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies developed the Exhaust Heat Recovery Manifold (EHRM).

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Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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It offers a view of the energy structures of the future, which will integrate systems to maximize energy use, generator profitability and grid reliability all while minimizing carbon emissions.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation. Not only can IPG’s technology deliver low-emission, pollutant-free energy on today’s cleaner fuels.

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LA Metro contracts with Clean Energy for 47.5M gallons of renewable natural gas

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a new agreement with Clean Energy Fuels for an estimated 47.5 Clean Energy already delivers RNG to five additional Metro fueling depots under a previously awarded RNG agreement.

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Clean Energy signs deals for more than 20M gallons of renewable natural gas in past 45 days

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Alpha Lion, which carries mail for the US Postal Service between the Northwest United States and Southern California, is adding 16 new natural gas trucks to its fleet through Clean Energy’s Zero Now program and is expected to use more than 700,000 gallons of Redeem annually. The City and County of Sacramento have extended their RNG supply agreement with Clean Energy. Biomethane / RNG Emissions Fleets Fuels Heavy-duty Market Background

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Rio Tinto and ARENA to study hydrogen calcination to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

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Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions. Exploring these new clean energy technologies and methods is a crucial step towards producing green aluminum.

Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ). Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities

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Trafigura Pte Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, and Yara International ASA, a leading global ammonia player, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and promotion of the use of ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping and to explore possible opportunities to work together on certain clean (green and blue) ammonia fuel infrastructure and market opportunities.

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California gives automakers until end of year to come clean on emissions cheats

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California promises to sniff out automakers cheating on emissions. In a letter to manufacturers sent Wednesday—first reported by Reuters—California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) urged them to fess up about non-compliance and other emissions-related violations by the end of the year. emissions

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. Cypris Materials, Inc is developing paintable solar reflective coatings for the built environment to decrease cooling costs, improve energy efficiency, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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Toyota to pay $180M penalty for Clean Air Act reporting violations

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Toyota Motor Sales USA and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America for systematic, longstanding violations of Clean Air Act emission-related defect reporting requirements, which require manufacturers to report potential defects and recalls affecting vehicle components designed to control emissions. The $180-million penalty is the largest civil penalty for violation of EPA’s emission-reporting requirements.

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New iron catalyst helps preferentially reduce NO to hydroxylamine; pollution control and clean energy

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Catalysts Emissions Market BackgroundResearchers from Korea and France have shown that iron–nitrogen-doped carbon is an efficient and durable electrocatalyst for selective nitric oxide reduction into hydroxylamine. An open-access paper on the work is published in Nature Communications. Among the major pollutants, nitrogen oxide (NO x ) accumulation can cause severe respiratory diseases and imbalance in the Earth’s nitrogen cycle.

CARB scrap-and-replace incentive program Clean Cars 4 All reaches 10,000th participant milestone

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As a direct result of the state’s Clean Cars 4 All program, more than 10,000 Californians have now scrapped old, dirty cars and replaced them with cleaner alternatives such as new and used zero-emission, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid cars. There is strong consumer demand for Clean Cars 4 All (CC4A) which incentivizes lower-income California drivers to scrap their older, high-polluting cars and replace them with clean cars.

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Advocacy Blog Legislation Policy Emissions standards for medium and heavy duty vehicles EV Direct Sales MHD emission standards Save the Sound TCI

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California, 6 automakers finalize bilateral Clean Car Framework agreements

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The framework agreements are voluntary commitments that support continued annual reductions of vehicle greenhouse gas emissions through the 2026 model year, encourage an accelerated transition to electric vehicles, provide industry the certainty needed to make investments and create jobs, and save consumers money. Generally they promote enhanced distribution of zero emission vehicles. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Fuel Efficiency Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., ridesharing companies—for innovative ways to curb GHG emissions as new mobility options grow at a rapid pace.

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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that the rising use of ride-hailing services is increasing carbon emissions, with ride-hailing trips producing nearly 70% greater emissions compared to the trips they are replacing.

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World Bank Group: mineral production to soar as demand for clean energy increases

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A new World Bank Group report finds that the production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, could increase by nearly 500% by 2050, to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies. Electric (Battery) Emissions Forecasts Manufacturing Materials Mining

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Estes partners with Clean Energy to expand RNG vehicle fleet to 71 units

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Estes, the nation’s largest privately-owned freight transportation carrier, is acquiring the Class 8 natural gas trucks equipped with the Cummins Westport ultra-clean ISX12N engine for its California fleet, and is expected to use an approximate 2.8

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