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Los Angeles-Long Beach Port trucking company replacing entire diesel truck fleet with near-zero emissions natural gas trucks, RNG

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The announcement was made in conjunction with the non-profit Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) to raise awareness of the importance of natural and renewable gas trucking to help improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions the Los Angeles region, especially at the LA and Long Beach ports. In any given month, 13,000 to 14,000 trucks call at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, emitting roughly 2,600 tons per year of smog-causing nitrogen-oxide emissions.

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California Energy Commission approves $8M grant for H2 fueling station at Port of Long Beach

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The California Energy Commission approved an $8-million grant to Equilon Enterprises—a fully owned subsidiary of Shell Oil—to develop a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station to service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Port of Long Beach.

BYD and Long Beach Transit terminate electric bus contract

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has agreed to mutually terminate its contract with Long Beach Transportation Company (LBT) for the delivery of 10 electric buses. In an effort to demonstrate our good will to both the people of Long Beach and the FTA, we have agreed to mutually terminate the Long Beach Transit contract so it can be re-bid without delay. BYD Motors, Inc.

Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

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Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase of the Chinese company''s buses, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports (via ChargedEVs). The Press-Telegram discovered letters from the FTA to Long Beach Transit, saying that

Port of Long Beach achieves record pollution reductions; diesel PM down 88%, NOx down 56%

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The Port of Long Beach has achieved clean air records in its latest study of air pollution emissions, including an 88% reduction in diesel particulate matter. The first phase of the zero-emissions Long Beach Container Terminal opened on Pier E in 2016, helping to drive down the air pollution tallied in the Port’s annual Emissions Inventory, which was completed this week.

Shell and Toyota moving forward with hydrogen facility for freight at Port of Long Beach with $8M award from CEC

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Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business as Shell Oil Products US, and Toyota have been provisionally awarded $8 million by the GFO-17-603 to develop the first hydrogen-truck refueling station at the Port of Long Beach. Shell and Toyota expect the facility to encourage the use of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in and around Long Beach, one of the world’s largest freight hubs.

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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But the Exxon Mobil refinery is just one of six refineries within 12 miles of my home – and even though I live in a coastal community we have some of the shittiest air quality anywhere around – because it’s not just the refineries pumping greenhouse gasses and health wrecking pollution into our the air we breathe it’s also the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach and the Los Angeles International Airport also within that dozen mile circle.

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Six trucking firms deploy ultra clean near-zero RNG trucks at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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Six trucking firms operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines ( earlier post ), and fueled with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach provided funding for two additional near-zero trucks.

Long Beach Transit receives $600K grant for 40 Cummins near-zero CNG engines

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Long Beach Transit (LBT) recently received a $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 Cummins “near-zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines.

BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

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A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric transit buses from the Chinese automaker has fallen apart, according to ChargedEVs. Has California''s dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? The city and BYD agreed to terminate the existing contract after the Federal Transit

Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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With testing and development miles completed, Project Portal will begin initial feasibility study routes, moving goods from select Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals to surrounding rail yards and warehouses for distribution. Heavy duty vehicles make up a significant percentage of the annual emissions output at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Portal feasibility study may provide another path to further reduce emissions.

Republic Services opens new CNG fueling station in Long Beach; >75% of local fleet powered by alternative fuel

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The new fueling station is designed to support the recent addition of 56 new CNG-powered collection trucks that serve customers throughout greater Long Beach, California. The additional CNG trucks have replaced older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of alternative fuel vehicles operated by Republic Services of Long Beach to 147. The new fueling station is Republic’s second alternative fuels facility in Long Beach.

Port of Long Beach has cut diesel PM by 81% since 2005

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The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to its 2012 Emissions Inventory. The results for 2012 mark six straight years of improving air quality in the harbor area due to the Port’s focused efforts to reduce air pollution caused by goods movement.

Prototype Mack heavy-duty plug-in hybrid truck part of e-Highway demo near Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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The demo was conducted near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of a project with Siemens and sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The goal of the project is to reduce air pollution at freight-intensive locations, such as the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two largest ports in the US.

Maersk Line, Ports of LA & Long Beach in 3-year project to measure air pollution benefits from $125M eco-upgrade; real-time tracking 24x7

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Shipping company Maersk Line and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering to measure the environmental benefits of a $125-million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will split the $1 million cost under their joint Technology Advancement Program (TAP).

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to test new seawater scrubber device to cut vessel emissions

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are co-sponsoring a project to test a seawater scrubber system for the first time on a container ship, beginning this spring. Jointly funded by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, TAP has.

Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update , ushering in a new era of aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex. Expanding use of on-dock rail, with the long-term goal of moving 50% of all cargo leaving the ports by rail.

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Cargotec and Vision Industries to demo hydrogen fuel cell hybrid terminal tractors in Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Vision Industries ( earlier post ) and Cargotec USA have agreed to cooperate to complete a zero-emission terminal tractor demonstration project for the Technology Advancement Program (TAP), a clean-air initiative sponsored by the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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I now travel across the country on a regular basis – when I’m not at my desk at our Manhattan Beach office – roll from one conference call to another on my iPhone, and wear a suit and tie to meetings and events. . Tomorrow morning I’ll be in Long Beach, California for another project ribbon cutting at City Hall for their new sustainable edible gardens that Waste Management’s EcoAd is providing the financial support for. .

Port of Long Beach and Vision Motor Corp. to develop and demonstrate two fuel-cell-powered heavy-duty trucks

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The Port of Long Beach and Vision Motor Corporation of El Segundo, California have entered into an agreement to develop and demonstrate one hydrogen fuel cell/plug-in electric TYRANO class-8 on-road truck ( earlier post ) and one hydrogen fuel cell/plug-in electric zero-emission terminal tractor (ZETT) ( earlier post ), which is produced jointly by Vision and Capacity of Texas. The Port of Long Beach is contributing $425,000 to assist in the project development and demonstration.

Foss’ Green Assist Hybrid Tug Joins Fleet in Long Beach and Los Angeles

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A Foss Maritime Company’ Green Assist hybrid tug ( earlier post ) has joined the Foss fleet for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California.

Vision Motor delivering two Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell hybrid trucks to Ports of LA and Long Beach

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will deliver one big-rig truck and one terminal tractor for testing for 18 months to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, with an anticipated start in early 2011. Under an agreement struck earlier this year ( earlier post ) Vision Motor Corp. Both vehicles are electric trucks, with batteries recharged by hydrogen fuel cells. The trucks will be tested under typical conditions for these short-haul vehicles.

Green Earth's Biodegradable Oil Wins Long Beach Grand Prix

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And the team running it in the American Le Mans Series Le Mans Prototype Challenge (LMPC) class just took its first win at this weekend's Long Beach Grand Prix. Biodegradable oil? For race cars? As oddball as it may sound, there's now "green" oil, and it's being promoted as not only better for the earth, but better for racing, too.

Converted Plug-In Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach

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A plug-in parallel hybrid electric terminal tractor used to move shipping containers and cargo within the port will be tested at a Port of Long Beach shipping terminal. The equipment will be tested at SSA Container Terminal on Pier A at the Port of Long Beach for 3 months. The three-month Port of Long Beach demonstration project is part of a one-year demonstration, during which the tractor will also be tested and evaluated at ports in Savannah, Ga.,

Long Beach Transit Puts 25 New Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Buses in Service

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Long Beach (California) Transit (LBT) has put 25 new gasoline-electric hybrid buses into service. The addition of these newly designed hybrid buses brings Long Beach Transit’s 40-foot hybrid fleet total to 87 buses, for a nearly 50% hybrid 40-foot fleet. Long Beach Transit serves more than 28 million annual boarding customers in the Long Beach area.

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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I now travel across the country on a regular basis – when I’m not at my desk at our Manhattan Beach office – roll from one conference call to another on my iPhone, and wear a suit and tie to meetings and events. . Tomorrow morning I’ll be in Long Beach, California for another project ribbon cutting at City Hall for their new sustainable edible gardens that Waste Management’s EcoAd is providing the financial support for. .

SCAQMD Approves Funding for 483 Natural Gas Trucks To Replace Diesels for Drayage at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board voted last Friday to approve funding for 483 natural gas-fueled (liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG)) trucks to replace old diesel trucks serving the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

A Holiday Classic Rediscovered! 1984’s Christmas Commentary: Mr. Joe & Santa @ the Springsteen Concert

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First broadcast in December 1984 on NPR affiliate, KLON, FM-88, Long Beach, California.

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Toyota introduces second hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi working in Los Angeles

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The company has been testing a fuel-cell powered semi for more than a year at the Port of Long Beach, California, ferrying goods from the Toyota Logistics facility to distribution points headed for factories and. Toyota is going big on fuel cells. Its latest effort expands on the Mirai sedan by converting semitrucks to hydrogen fuel-cell power.

Stäubli, SSA Marine and Tritium team to create largest automated electric vehicle charging port program in US

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a leading manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, has signed an agreement with SSA Marine to provide automatic charging stations for 33 terminal tractors at the Port of Long Beach. SSA Marine, which manages the terminal at the Port of Long Beach, is transforming 33 diesel-powered tractors by retrofitting them with all-electric drivetrain systems.

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What Are The 10 Most Polluted U.S. Cities?

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Topping the lists if the combined Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area, followed California may be a haven for plug-in electric cars, but it''s also home to many of the most-polluted cities in the U.S. Of the 10 most polluted U.S. cities in the American Lung Association''s State of the Air report (via Mashable), seven are in the Golden State.

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Creative Greenius Loves Hermosa Beach Sharrows & You Should Too

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Members of the newly formed South Bay Bicycle Coalition are happy with the Hermosa Beach "sharrows," which allow bicyclists to use a lane of traffic on Hermosa Avenue. I think most of my friends in the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Beach Cities Cycling Club agree with me.

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7 California state legislators call on Energy Commission fully to allocate $20M annual for hydrogen stations

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They offer quick refueling times at centrally located stations, long-range, and the ability to scale to larger-size applications. Signing the letter in addition to Frazier were Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside), Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas), Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), Tyler Diep (R-Westminster) and Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield).

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August Electric Vehicle Meet In CA: Batteries Only (No Volts Allowed)

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To celebrate, the meet will bring together electric vehicles in Long Beach, California, to form the world''s largest electric vehicle gathering. This August, a group of electric vehicle drivers will travel from Mexico to Canada up the West Coast as part of the BC2BC annual all-electric vehicle rally. All electric cars are welcome--provided they run

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CARB approves updated “At-Berth” regulation, expanding efforts to cut pollution from ships in California ports

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Once fully implemented, the updated regulation will deliver a 90% reduction in pollution from an expected additional 2,300 vessel visits per year, and result in a 55% reduction in potential cancer risk for communities near the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Richmond. Tankers docking at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach must also comply starting in 2025, while tankers in Northern California have until 2027.

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CARB awards $20M in Cap-and-Trade funding to zero-emission transportation technology demos, H2 ferry, BEV locomotive

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Three battery-electric top handlers and two zero-emission yard trucks (fuel cell and battery-electric) at the Port of Long Beach (Cost $8.3 million; Grantee: City of Long Beach Harbor Department).

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines pays $253K to CARB for violating at-berth regulations

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The rule requires container, passenger and refrigerated cargo ships to reduce emissions while docked at California’s busiest ports, including Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Hueneme, San Francisco and San Diego. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has paid $253,300 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation.

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CARB approves first emissions reduction plans for three Southern California communities

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The plans approved are for: Wilmington, Carson, West Long Beach. Some of the key strengths for the Wilmington, Carson, West Long Beach CERP are the rules for flaring and equipment used at refineries, fenceline monitoring at refineries and incentives for port-related equipment.

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Electric Buses Good For CA? Not If Made By Chinese Company, It Seems

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That's why some are a little displeased by Long Beach Transit's decision to buy ten elecric buses--made by a Chinese company. We might live in a global economy, but in periods of economic downturn people like to know they're supporting their own country's economy. According to The Press-Telegram, the buses were bought under a $12.1 million

Toyota, Kenworth, POLA and CARB unveil next-gen heavy-duty fuel-cell truck; ZANZEFF

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Toyota and Kenworth will deploy a total of 10 trucks as part of the Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF) ( earlier post ), hauling cargo received at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, throughout the LA Basin. The two new stations will join three additional stations located at Toyota’s Long Beach Logistics Services and Gardena R&D facilities to form an integrated, five-station heavy-duty hydrogen fueling network for the Los Angeles basin.

U.K. Team to Attempt Electric Car Land Speed Record in 2013

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Pendine Sands, a 7-mile long beach on the south coast of Wales went down in history in 1924 when a journalist and motor racer by the name of Malcolm Campbell broke the world land speed record at a heady 146.16 mph in the Sunbeam 350HP car he called Blue Bird. Since then the U.K. equivalent to the Bonneville salt flats has hosted many successful

Toyota reveals second iteration of Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck: Project Portal 2.0; 300 miles per fill

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Since it first began operation in April 2017, the Project Portal “Alpha” truck has logged nearly 10,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles while emitting nothing but water vapor.

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