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City of Hamilton Recommits to CNG, Expects Big Savings
on 29 Sep 2015
The City of Hamilton, Ontario, and utility Union Gas marked the completion of a compressed natural gas (CNG) station at the Mountain Transit Center that will fuel the city's new fleet of CNG buses. Years ago, the city started deploying CNG buses, but high project costs, concerns about vehicle reliability and a general wariness about the alternative fuel largely sidelined [read more]
CARB Revamps Clean Fuel Standard
on 28 Sep 2015
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has unanimously voted to push forward with the state's controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which requires a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels in California. Furthermore, the agency also adopted a regulation governing alternative diesel fuels (ADFs). Established in 2007 by an executive order and implemented in 2011, [read more]
Coalition Urges NCWM to Reconsider LNG Standard
on 25 Sep 2015
A coalition including the American Public Gas Association (APGA), NGVAmerica and the American Trucking Association, among other groups, has signed a joint letter to the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM), urging the organization to establish a national diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard for the dispensing of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel. This isn't the first [read more]
For Sale: Station Developer Trillium CNG
on 23 Sep 2015
WEC Energy Group, a Milwaukee-based electric and natural gas delivery company, is looking to sell its Trillium CNG subsidiary. Headquartered in Chicago, Trillium CNG is a major provider of compressed natural gas (CNG) station design, construction, and operations and maintenance services. Integrys Transportation Fuels, doing business as Trillium CNG, recently became a part of WEC Energy Group when WEC acquired [read more]
NGV Experts Discuss Federal Policy Landscape
on 22 Sep 2015
Last week, a group of natural gas vehicle (NGV) policy experts discussed recent federal roadblocks and successes for the U.S. NGV market and other alternative fuel industries. The panelists, talking at the North American Natural Gas Vehicle Conference and Expo in Denver, offered a mix of optimism and pessimism about what's to come from lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Moderator Paul [read more]
'Dismal Talk' About Oil Prices Shouldn't Dominate
on 16 Sep 2015 email the content item print the content item
Yes, oil prices are low, U.S. federal regulations and environmentalists are cracking down on fossil fuels, and Congress is almost permanently in gridlock, but the domestic natural gas industry - and, thus, the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector - is pushing forward and remaining strong nonetheless. At least that was one of the main takeaways from the North American Natural [read more]
Hickenlooper Talks Shop With NGVAmerica Show Attendees
on 16 Sep 2015 email the content item print the content item
What were the biggest obstacles Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper faced when his administration was in the throes of enacting new policies to bolster adoption of natural gas vehicles a few years ago? Aside from a lengthy debate over exactly what tax incentives should be in place, and all the tweaking that went along with that, the other major obstacle, he [read more]
Calif. Legislature Slashes Plan to Halve Petroleum Usage
on 14 Sep 2015 email the content item print the content item
The California Legislature has approved the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 - what sponsor California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, calls the nation's most far-reaching climate change legislation. However, a measure to cut on-road petroleum use 50% by 2030 was eliminated from the bill. S.B.350, first introduced in February by de Leon, aimed to [read more]
T. Boone Pickens Selling Portion of Clean Energy Shares
on 11 Sep 2015
T. Boone Pickens, a co-founder and board director of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has plans to sell up to 3 million of his shares in the company's stock and already sold almost a third of that sum as of the end of Thursday. Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels, has released a statement stating that Pickens [read more]
UPS Expands Electric Fleet with Workhorse Trucks
on 09 Sep 2015
UPS says it has purchased 125 advanced hybrid-electric delivery trucks from Workhorse Group Inc. as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance. The vehicles will be deployed in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida in the first half of 2016. Workhorse Group, the Ohio-based parent company of AMP Electric Vehicles Inc. [read more]
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