Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

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Electrify America (EA), the largest open DC fast charging network in the US, is increasing access to sustainable electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for rural Californians with the deployment of eight new solar-powered, off-grid charging stations across Fresno County.

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Fresno-Based Shop Specializes In Converting Standard Bikes To Electric

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Fresno County unveils countywide solar-powered EV charging program using Envision Solar’s EV ARC

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The Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA), San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and CALSTART unveiled a program providing the Envision Solar EV ARC solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations in 13 rural incorporated cities throughout Fresno County.

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USPS tests electric delivery trucks in California: "I didn't hear the mail come!"

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Postal Service is adding seven electric delivery trucks to its fleet in Fresno and Stockton, California, a region in the state's central valley known for its poor air quality. The U.S. The 1.5-ton delivery trucks have been converted to electric power by Motiv Power, a Silicon Valley conversion company. USPS says it expects each truck to save. Truck

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Volvo Trucks constructing electrified charging corridor in California for medium- and heavy-duty EVs

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Volvo Trucks North America, Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Technology of America, Shell Recharge Solutions, TEC Equipment, Affinity Truck Center, and Western Truck Center are partnering to develop a publicly accessible medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle (MHD EV) charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas.

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San Joaquin Valley receives $12.9M from CARB for clean trucks

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The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is made up of eight counties in California’s Central Valley: San Joaquin,Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin portion of Kern. The San Joaquin Valley Air District Governing Board unanimously voted to accept $12.9 million in additional California Air Resources Board (CARB) funding to replace heavy-duty trucks through the Valley Air District’s grant program.

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

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City of Fresno. Fresno Zero-Emissions Transition Project. US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.) announced that 17 local governments and transit agencies will receive more than $236 million in grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to aid the transition to zero-emission buses.

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BYD K8M 35' electric bus sets high scoring record in FTA bus reliability test

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BYD announced that its all-new K8M, an innovative 35-foot zero-emission public transit bus, set a high scoring record in the Federal Transit Administration Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa.

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Fontaine Modification offers refrigerated trailer electrification through new strategic alliance with eNow

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With support from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), eNow’s diesel-free reefer system was deployed during a hot summer in Fresno, California, and achieved emission reductions of 98% nitrous oxide, 86% carbon dioxide, and 97% particulate matter compared to traditional diesel-powered systems.

Tesla offers free Thanksgiving Supercharging rates during off-peak hours

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Fresno, CA. Fresno, CA – North Blackstone Avenue. Fresno, CA – North Riverside Drive. Tesla is offering free Supercharging rates during off-peak hours during the Thanksgiving holiday to avoid congestion at its stations.

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Plug Power to build largest green hydrogen production facility on US west coast; 30 tonnes of LH2 per day

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Plug Power is expanding its green hydrogen ecosystem to the US west coast with the construction of a new production facility in Fresno County, California. Green hydrogen is produced through the electrolysis of water with electricity generated from zero-carbon sources; only oxygen is emitted during the process.

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How to choose connecting flights to minimize environmental impact

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As examples of the ranges of distances involved for airline trips, I provide here information about the total trip lengths for flights from Detroit (my nearest airport) to the airports nearest to my three favorite national parks (Fresno for Yosemite, Kalispell for Glacier, and Jackson WY for Grand Teton). There were 12 connecting flights to Fresno that met these two constraints, as well as 14 to Kalispell and 12 to Jackson. by Michael Sivak.

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Electrify America increases access to solar-powered EV charging for rural Californians with 30 stations

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Ten solar-powered charging stations were deployed in coordination with the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency.

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New California program awards 21 communities, tribes $20M to launch shared, zero-emission mobility projects

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In Northern California and in the Central Valley, funded projects are in Redding, Sacramento, Oakland, Richmond, Stockton, Fresno, and the city of Huron in Fresno County.

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Two Volvo Trucks carriers, Producers Dairy order VNR electric trucks

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In late 2021, these VNR Electric models from Volvo Trucks North America will begin to service Producers Dairy’s fleet routes from its Fresno manufacturing facility to grocery stores in communities along the 40-mile stretch of Highway 99 from Selma to Madera, California.

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California ARB awards funding to San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy 15 Proterra electric buses

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Proterra will deploy its buses and charging stations throughout the Valley, including the City of Visalia Transit Division, Fresno County Rural Transit Agency, California State University Fresno, San Joaquin Regional Transit District and City of Modesto Transit Services, helping to significantly reduce harmful emissions and clean the air in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Renewable diesel producer AltAir settles with ARB over LCFS violations

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The additional $66,000 will fund a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) developed by Tree Fresno to evaluate the effectiveness of using vegetative barriers to reduce near-road pollution exposure. The California Air Resources Board announced a settlement with AltAir-Paramount, LLC addressing reporting violations under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The settlement is valued at $132,500.

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Cummins provides US Postal Service with 8 electric vans in California

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The pilot program, made possible by a grant from the California Air Resources Board to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) and administered by CALSTART, will place the zero-emission vehicles in Fresno and Stockton. In March, Cummins began delivering eight Cummins-powered all-electric vehicles to the United States Postal Service (USPS) in California.

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UPS deploys 100 commercial EVs in California

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The vehicles have a range of up to 75 miles and primarily will deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield. UPS announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. The vehicles were manufactured in Stockton, California by Electric Vehicles International ( EVI ). Earlier post.).

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Increased demand for renewable natural gas from refuse sector

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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 Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an increased demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) from the refuse sector, particularly in California, where refuse trucks can be fueled by the very solid waste they haul.

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California Superior Court strikes ARB amendments to diesel rule

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A decision by the Superior Court of California in Fresno agreed with the California Trucking Association’s request to erase a range of amendments to the state’s major rule to clean up diesel trucks and buses. Lawson Rack and Oil of Fresno, and the California Trucking Association (CTA) against CARB in 2014, claims the ARB had failed to consider the environmental and economic impacts of delaying regulations with which trucking companies of all sizes had already complied.

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CARB settles with American Honda Motor for $6.9M for violations of air quality regulations on small off-road engines

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The remaining $3 million will fund several Supplemental Environment Projects (SEP), including installation of air filtration systems in Oakland schools, an air quality education program for students in Contra Costa and San Diego counties, and an HVAC replacement project to improve the air quality and efficiency of air conditioning and filtration systems in West Fresno elementary schools.

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Tesla is building out a team of Semi service technicians in the US and Canada

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So far, Tesla’s job openings for Semi Service Technicians are listed for Fremont, CA, Stockton, CA, Fresno, CA, Rocklin, CA, Reno, NV, and Mississauga, Ontario. Tesla appears to be working to ensure that its Class 8 Semis are well supported once they are deployed to customers.

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Motiv Power Systems delivering 7 electric walk-in vans to USPS as part of CARB program; deployment in Central Valley

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The first vehicle now serves routes in Fresno with the balance of the vehicles to be deployed in Fresno and Stockton as part of a year-long program. Motiv Power Systems (Motiv), a leading provider of all-electric medium-duty fleet chassis, has begun deliveries of Ford E-450-based all-electric walk-in vans to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The pilot program of seven Motiv-powered vans is slated for deployment in California’s Central Valley.

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Proterra to deliver 3 electric transit buses and charging station to StarMetro in Florida

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Chicago Transit Authority; and Fresno Area Express (FAX) in Fresno, Calif. Proterra has signed an agreement with StarMetro, the transit provider in Tallahassee, Fla., to deliver three new EcoRide zero-emission transit buses and a charging station. Earlier post.) The contract stems from a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant received by StarMetro to pursue fast-charge, electric transit buses and charging stations. Six other urban transit agencies received similar FTA grants.

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California Energy Commission awards $5M to sugar beet ethanol biorefinery demo

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The California Energy Commission has awarded $4,998,399 to Mendota Bioenergy, LLC to support the design, construction and operation of an advanced biorefinery demonstration plant in the Mendota area (Fresno County), where sugar beets will be used to create advanced biofuel ethanol. This project also supports the design and development of a future commercial-scale biorefinery center in Mendota, a town of less than 12,000 in western Fresno County.

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FirstElement Fuel files three new LCFS pathway applications for hydrogen

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Environmental attributes of landfill gas-derived RNG are procured from BlueRidge Landfill Gas in Fresno, Texas, with Element Markets Renewable Energy (EMRE) registered as a joint applicant for the pathway. FirstElement Fuel has filed three new applications for LCFS pathways for liquid and gaseous hydrogen fuel produced from fossil natural gas and landfill gas sources with the California Air Resources Board (ARB). The carbon intensities (CI) of the pathways range from 73.14 to 153.91

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California Energy Commission to award $8.9M for completion of California DC fast charge North-South corridors

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SR 99: South of Sacramento and north of Fresno. SR 99: Fresno to north of Wheeler Ridge. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 8 awardees for a total of $8,875,457 in funding to install Direct Current (DC) fast charging stations on Interstate 5 (I-5), State Route 99 (SR 99), and along United States Highway 101 (US-101) from San Jose traveling South in California.

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Up to $29M available for public EV chargers in SoCal; SCIP accepting applications

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CALeVIP’s first incentive project was launched in Fresno County in December 2017, and others are slated for other areas of the state. A rebate project to increase public access to high-powered charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) throughout Southern California launched this week in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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Project to award up to $15.5M in rebates for EV chargers in Sacramento County

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CALeVIP also currently offers incentive projects in a four-county area of Southern California and in Fresno County with other projects planned throughout the state. A rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout California’s Sacramento County is launching with up to $15.5 million in funds available for qualifying local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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Propel Fuels reports strong consumer adoption of renewable diesel in SoCal; retail sales up 300% over biodiesel

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Propel offers Diesel HPR at 32 locations across California in Los Angeles, Orange Country, San Diego, Inland Empire, Sacramento, Fresno and the Bay Area. Propel launched Diesel HPR across Southern California in August 2015, and consumer adoption of the fuel has risen 300% compared to its former biodiesel product (B20). Earlier post.)

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California High Speed Rail Authority Votes to Include $4.5B for High-Speed Train Projects In State Federal Stimulus Funding Application

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466 million for Fresno to Merced, including right-of-way acquisition, grade-separations, utility relocation, environmental mitigation, earthwork, guideway structures and track. million for Bakersfield to Fresno, including right-of-way acquisition, grade-separations, utility relocation, environmental mitigation, earthwork, guideway structures, track relocation and new track. $2 The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board unanimously approved an application for more than $4.5

Tesla’s new giant Supercharger with 100 stalls confirmed for Harris Ranch

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The site features 18 Supercharger stalls today, but if permits filed by Tesla with Fresno County are any indication, a huge expansion would likely be underway soon. .

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Severe drought influences ozone pollution

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For their study, the researchers analyzed publicly available data collected from the ground and satellites in Fresno, an ozone-polluted city close to an oak savanna, and Bakersfield, California. From 2011 to 2015, California experienced its worst drought on record, with a parching combination of high temperatures and low precipitation.

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Electrify America opening first California EV fast charging station in Torrance; targeting 9 in California by year-end

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Through its Cycle 1 California ZEV Investment Plan, Electrify America is developing a network of electric vehicle charging stations along highly traveled highways and in six California metropolitan areas which include Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose.

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Cal Energy Commission awards ~$3M to EV ride-sharing projects in disadvantaged communities; fuel cell and BEV

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will use battery electric vehicles in a ride-hailing service targeting community college students who attend Fresno City College from surrounding rural areas. The California Energy Commission awarded nearly $3 million to car-sharing programs using electric vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

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Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel to be sold at Propel Fuel stations in California

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Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel and is available at 18 locations across Northern California in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno. California-based Propel Fuels has launched Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) at its retail stations. Diesel HPR contains 98.5% Diesel HPR is a low-carbon renewable fuel that meets national and California diesel specifications for use in diesel engines while realizing the benefits of better performance, and lower emissions.

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California Energy Commission to award up to $6M to EV charging infrastructure projects

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Examples include charging locations that would allow drivers of electric vehicles to more rapidly travel between San Diego and the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, Sacramento and Fresno, etc.

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Ethanol industry taking challenge to California LCFS to US Supreme Court

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In 2010, two ethanol trade groups—the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy—filed a complaint in Federal District Court in Fresno, California, challenging the constitutionality of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).

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Electrify America announces $200M additional investment for ZEV infrastructure and education in California

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Existing metro area investments to be expanded are: Fresno. Electrify America plans to invest $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs over the next 30 months.

CARB, NOAA, NASA and San Jose State University scientists team up to study ozone transported across Pacific

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over Fresno and Bakersfield between June and September. A second CARB-funded aircraft project aims to characterize the ozone content of the lower atmosphere from dawn to early evening at Fresno, Bakersfield and points in between. As California continues to reduce local sources of ozone, ozone entering the state from the Pacific makes up a larger fraction of measured ozone levels.

California Environmental Justice Advisory Committee launches series of statewide meetings

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Meetings will be held in San Bernardino (Monday, July 11); San Diego (Thursday, July 14); Oakland (Tuesday, July 19); Wilmington (Monday, July 25); South Los Angeles (Tuesday, July 26); Fresno, Modesto, and Bakersfield (Thursday, July 28); and Sacramento (Friday, July 29).

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California Energy Commission awards >$6M for EV charging, H2 fueling and V2G

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The approved recipients are Clean Fuel Connection, Bio-Rad Laboratories, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Redwood Coast Energy Authority, California EV Alliance, CSU Fresno Foundation, City of Coronado, City of Torrance, Southern California Public Power Authority, and Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The California Energy Commission approved three major alternative fuel infrastructure agenda items totaling more than $6 million.

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