Reintroducing myself - from Central Pennsylvania

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I am located in Central Pennsylvania and have lately been drawn to EV conversions and EVs due to moving farther from work (yea, dumb - I know!) Reintroducing myself - from Central Pennsylvania. Greetings -. and by the recent re-evaluation by the EPA on CARB requirements regarding aftermarket performance parts and legality on our streets. If the law changes the game regarding ICEs - change power plants!

Pennsylvania makes ‘largest government solar commitment’ in the US

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Pennsylvania’s state government will source 50% of its electricity from seven new solar energy arrays. more… The post Pennsylvania makes ‘largest government solar commitment’ in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Pennsylvania opens $20M Natural Gas Vehicle Grant program

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began accepting applications 1 December for its Natural Gas Vehicle Grant program, which will provide up to $20 milli on over the next three years to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

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 can assist school districts, municipal authorities, nonprofits, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships registered to do business in Pennsylvania in offsetting the costs of implementing alternative fuel using transportation projects.

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Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership Board approves CNG project for public transit, private fleet fueling

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Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board has approved a project seeking a private partner to develop compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also provide public access to the facilities. In September 2012, Corbett signed into law the Public and Private Partnerships for Transportation Act, which authorized P3 projects in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania invests $7.9M in 21 alt-fuel projects

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Pennsylvania recently announced the investment of $7.9 —$750,000—to purchase 29 compressed natural gas ( CNG ) and electric/plug-in vehicles , and to install 10 public electric vehicle charging stations—the first of their kind in Pennsylvania. Waste Management of Pennsylvania Inc. Energy Cooperative Association of Pennsylvania —$631,787 – to help 12 school districts purchase and use 1.8 million in 21 alternative fuel projects in the state.

Pennsylvania awards $3M+ in 33 incentive grants for alternative fuel vehicles

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Pennsylvania has awarded more than $3 million in Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) to 33 companies, counties and organizations making the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or propane for medium to light-weight fleet vehicles. AFIG grants are an annual solicitation, providing financial incentive for a variety of transportation projects with the result of reducing air emissions in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania DEP extends alternative fuel vehicle rebate program with additional $1.5M

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will extend the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program once it reaches its milestone of awarding 500 $3,500 rebates for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles. To qualify, the vehicle must be registered in Pennsylvania, operated primarily in-state and be purchased no more than six months before the rebate application is submitted.

Pennsylvania DEP awards nearly $517,000 in clean diesel grants

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) awarded $516,637 in clean diesel grants to four organizations. Each of the four recipients will match a percentage of the grant amount with their own funds to purchase compressed natural gas-powered vehicles; retrofit diesel engines with cleaner technology; replace older, more polluting diesel buses with cleaner diesel buses; or purchase hybrid electric-powered buses.

Volvo Group Enters Academic Partnership with Pennsylvania State University

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The Volvo Group has chosen Pennsylvania State University to be the first North American member of Volvo’s Academic Partner Program, which was launched globally in 2009 for research cooperation with selected universities. Cooperation in Volvo’s Academic Partner Program encompasses research in areas such as production technology, engine development, and automotive safety.

Pennsylvania DEP to award ~$10M in natural gas vehicle grants for medium to light-weight vehicles

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has opened its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Natural Gas Vehicle program. The program will provide an estimated $10 million in grants to help companies and organizations purchase or convert medium to light-weight natural gas vehicles. During last year’s natural gas vehicle seminars, we heard from many municipal, commercial and non-profit groups that wanted to convert their lighter-weight vehicles to natural gas.

Tesla Gains Some Ground On Retail Sales In Pennsylvania

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That latest boost comes from Pennsylvania, where the state''s House of Representatives has passed legislation allowing Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to sell through its first-party retail store model. Tesla''s long battle against state franchise laws is still underway, but every so often it does get a boost of positive news.

EPA temporarily allows use of home heating oil in emergency response vehicles in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is temporarily waiving federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in and around New York City to allow the use of home heating oil—if ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel is not available—in highway vehicles, non-road vehicles, and non-road equipment designated by those states for emergency response.

Perdue Bioenergy to Supply Corn Feedstock to Bionol Ethanol Plant in Pennsylvania

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Bionol Clearfield, LLC and Perdue BioEnergy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Perdue AgriBusiness Incorporated, have entered into an agreement to have Perdue supply feedstock and sell co-products for Bionol’s 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania DEP Makes $6 Million Available for Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications through the state’s $6 million Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant program (AFIG) for fuel or fuel-saving projects throughout the state. School districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, and limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in Pennsylvania are eligible to apply.

Accelergy Receives Grant from Pennsylvania for Feasibility Study on Coal-Biomass-to-Liquids

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Accelergy Corporation recently was awarded an alternative and clean energy program grant from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority to fund a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of the company’s integrated Coal-Biomass-to-Liquids (CBTL) process with the assistance of Raytheon Company and Carbon Cycle Technology Alliance partner A2BE CarbonCapture, LLC.

Accelergy awarded $1.3M grant for pilot Coal-Biomass-to-Liquids plant in Pennsylvania; algae-based carbon capture

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Accelergy Corporation has received a $1.3-million grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to move forward on the construction of a facility to demonstrate its integrated coal-biomass-to-liquids (CBTL) technology platform ( earlier post ) at Intertek PARC, located at the U-PARC facility in Pittsburgh. The grant was approved with a unanimous vote from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority. Dave Kessler first brought the company to Pennsylvania.

South Korean EV Company to Open Two Production and Distribution Facilities in Pennsylvania

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intends to open two production and distribution facilities in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell made the announcement at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The company is focusing on sites on the Delaware River in Philadelphia for its initial Pennsylvania location. South Korea-based CT&T Co. Earlier post.) CT&T makes low- and mid-speed, short-distance neighborhood electric vehicles that pass crash tests required for regular passenger cars.

Pennsylvania DEP awards more than $4.4M in alternative fuels grants to 12 projects; bulk for natural gas

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will award more than $4.4 The grants, funded by a portion of the state’s annual utilities gross receipts tax, are intended to encourage new markets for alternative fuels, fleets and technologies across Pennsylvania. This will be the first use of heavy-duty trucks in Pennsylvania that feature the Cummins Westport ISL G 11.9-liter 400 HP engine.

Pennsylvania Parking Lot Opens For Green Cars, Carpoolers Only

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If you drive a plug-in electric or hybrid car, you may have encountered the reserved ‘green car only’ parking spaces that some towns, cities and businesses put in parking lots to reward you for choosing a green car. We’ve even heard of parking garages where owners of plug-in cars pay less than everyone else to park, but now a

Pennsylvania Awards Axion Power $800,000 to Demonstrate PbC Batteries in Hybrids, PHEVs and EVs

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The Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program has awarded Axion Power International, Inc. Energy Cooperative Association of Pennsylvania. an $800,000 grant to demonstrate Axion’s proprietary PbC battery technology ( earlier post ) in a variety of electric vehicle types including: hybrids (HEVs); plug-in hybrid electric (PHEVs) used in commuter, delivery and other vehicles; and EVs , including converted (from combustion engine operation) EVs.

President Biden Clears Way for States to Curb Vehicle Pollution

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Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Luke Tonachel President Biden is following through on his promise to re-establish the long-held authority of governors to adopt vehicle pollution regulations to protect the health and welfare of people in their states.

Korean EV Maker to Build Production Plant in Pennsylvania

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According to Governeor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, South Korean based CT&T, makers of NEVs, will build a production and distribution facility here in the states. CT&T is known for their various short distance neighborhood electric vehicles that offer low speed and mid speed capabilities. Their vehicles are priced around $12,000 and

EVgo plans high-power fast chargers at Chase bank branches, some with solar

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Chase will add fast charging at 50 branch locations, potentially in California, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, according to an EVgo press release.

Ford sells 750 E-Transit cargo vans to Penske Truck Leasing?

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Reading, Pennsylvania-headquartered Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans and is taking delivery of the first of those EVs in the next several weeks.

What the Sale of Narragansett Electric Means for RI's Clean Energy Future

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One of the biggest questions in Rhode Island’s clean energy future is on the verge of conclusion: will Pennsylvania-based utility PPL succeed in buying National Grid’s Rhode Island electric and gas utilities?

Penske Truck Leasing partners with Shell for electric truck charging

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Reading, Pennsylvania-headquartered Penske Truck Leasing and Los Angeles-headquartered Shell Recharge Solutions North America today announced a new light-duty electric vehicle charging joint initiative.

Penske dips its toe into electric with five Navistar International eMV trucks

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Reading, Pennsylvania-based truck-rental giant Penske Leasing is taking delivery of five of Navistar’s International eMV Series medium-duty full battery-electric trucks.

Port Authority of Allegheny County adds 6 more battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses from New Flyer

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The Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has converted options to order six more forty-foot battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer. PAAC is the second-largest public transit agency in Pennsylvania, providing more than 62 million annual passenger trips in Allegheny County.

CN purchases battery electric freight locomotive from Wabtec to support sustainability goals

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The purchase was part of CN’s sustainability strategy to reduce freight transportation emissions and will be supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Penske orders 750 Ford E-Transit cargo vans for rental and leasing fleet

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Penske Truck Leasing is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans. The company is taking delivery of its first several vehicles in the next several weeks. The move follows successfully piloting the vehicles late last year. Penske’s first Ford E-Transit vehicles will be made available in Southern California with other locations around the US phased in later in the year.

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UGI and Vertimass in 15-year agreement to produce renewable fuels in the US and Europe; $500M investment; propane and SAF

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UGI Corporation has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer Vertimass to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable ethanol in the US and Europe.

Nacero to invest $6B in low- and zero-carbon fuels plant in PA; Nacero Blue and Nacero Green

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Texas-based fuel company Nacero ( earlier post ) will build its second low- and zero-carbon fuels plant in Newport Township, Pennsylvania. Nacero plans to begin work on the Pennsylvania facility in 2022-23. The $6-billion investment will bring approximately 4,000 construction jobs to the area. The completed facility will employ approximately 450 workers.

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Researchers make breakthrough for fuel cells and batteries

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Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and MIT believe they have developed a new solid-state polymer electrolyte for use in electrochemical devices including fuel cells and batteries. Tags: Electric cars Fuel Cells Green cars Latest news electric car batteries fuel cell cars mit Pennsylvania State University researchers solid-state polymer electrolytes

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Nevada Governor signs multi-state medium- and heavy-duty ZEV MOU to accelerate transportation electrification in state

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Pennsylvania. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing Nevada to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including large pickup trucks and vans, delivery trucks, box trucks, school and transit buses, and long-haul delivery trucks (big-rigs).

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TMRC consortium awarded second phase of DOE contract targeting production of mixed rare earth oxides from PA coal waste

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TMRC), an exploration company targeting the heavy rare earths and a variety of other high-value critical elements and industrial minerals, announced that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technical Laboratory (NETL) has selected a TMRC-led consortium to continue a contract targeting the production of rare earths from Pennsylvania coal waste. Texas Mineral Resources Corp.

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Panda Power Funds jointly to develop 1,000 MW coal to natural gas conversion project; Marcellus Shale gas

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Panda Power Funds has entered into a joint venture with Sunbury Generation LP to develop, finance, construct and operate a 1,000 megawatt natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power project near Shamokin Dam in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. The existing ash basin and impoundment area will be closed under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) regulations.

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Penn team proposes liquid-organic hydrogen carriers as endothermic fuels for hypersonic aircraft

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A team at the University of Pennsylvania is proposing the use of a liquid-organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC)—specifically, 1,2,3,4 -tetrahydroquinoline (THQ)—for use as an endothermic fuel for thermal protection of hypersonic aircraft engines.

CN purchases Wabtec’s battery-electric locomotive

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CN’s Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad (B&LE) Company received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help with the purchase of the battery-electric locomotive. CN has purchased Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric freight locomotive ( earlier post ).

Electric cars may end the automatic era this Olds began

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With only the possible exception of the electric starter, nothing has done more to expand the adoption of personal cars than the automatic transmission, as reflected by one of the first cars so-equipped, being sold this week in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Aqua America to transition portions of fleet to CNG

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Chairman and CEO Nicholas DeBenedict made the announcement before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Alternative Fuel Vehicles forum held at Drexel University in Philadelphia. As both a former DEP [Department of Environmental Protection] and Economic Development Secretary for the Commonwealth, I believe that the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania will become the biggest economic driver in the state since days of coal and steel. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.,

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Motiv Power Systems receives large follow-up order for electric delivery vans from Bimbo Bakeries USA

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BBU will deploy these additional vehicles across California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Motiv Power Systems announced a renewal of its partnership with Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), the largest bakery in the United States.

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Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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In addition, the electric bus completed testing with the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus Test Program in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in July, where it scored exceptionally well in all measurement categories, especially for durability and performance.