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NGV Market Slated for Substantial Growth
on 19 Jan 2015
Global sales of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) will grow to nearly 4 million annually by 2024, according to a report from Navigant Research. Furthermore, the study says fleets and commercial operators will likely dominate the North American NGV market. Increasingly stringent fuel-economy and tailpipe-emissions standards in major automotive markets are driving automakers to provide alternatives to traditional gasoline- and diesel-fueled [read more]
Arkansas Offering $1.3M Under Alt-Fuel Rebate Program
on 13 Jan 2015
The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has announced it is reopening the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program with a total of $1.315 million in rebates. Approximately $1.2 million in rebates will be administered for new refueling stations or the retrofitting of existing refueling stations in Arkansas that provide public access to clean motor fuels, [read more]
Utah Rep. Handy, a CNG Champion, Proposes Rebate Program for Retrofits
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As the start of the 2015 legislative session draws near in Utah, state lawmakers have at their feet a bill that would provide a rebate to consumers who retrofit their vehicles to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Chief bill sponsor Rep. Stephen G. Handy, R-Layton, tells NGT News the legislation is a clean air initiative. He says the bill, [read more]
Oregon Regulators Approve Long-Awaited Clean Fuel Standards
on 09 Jan 2015
The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission has approved new rules that lay out the next phase of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gases by cutting the carbon content in Oregon transportation fuels by 10% over a 10-year period. The rules, developed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), go into effect Feb. 1. The commission [read more]
Calif. Governor Plans to Cut In-State Petroleum Use in Half by 2030
on 07 Jan 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., wants to reduce California's petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50% within the next 15 years. Brown was sworn in for a fourth term as governor earlier this week, and he used his inaugural speech to outline his ambitious priorities for the future. The focus on petroleum is part of a three-point plan [read more]
City of Loveland Expects Big Savings with Hydraulic Hybrid Garbage Trucks
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The City of Loveland, Colo., recently replaced six of its 16 garbage trucks with hydraulic hybrid models - a move city officials say will mean big savings. Each new truck features a chassis from Indiana-based Autocar and a RunWise hydraulic drive system from Ohio-based Parker Hannifin Corp. As Loveland explains in a press release, the hydraulic drive system uses a [read more]
Revamped CNG Station off I-44 Goes Back Online
on 05 Jan 2015
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) has reopened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station after shutting it down in October to upgrade the facility. Located along Interstate 44 at the W.D. Hoback travel plaza in Stroud, Okla., the station now features new fast-fill equipment and pumps in order to offer a speedier experience for drivers of CNG vehicles. As OTA [read more]
Pennsylvania DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentive Program
on 31 Dec 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has extended its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which provides incentives for Pennsylvanians to purchase alternative fuel vehicles. According to the DEP, the program will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles until June 30, or until the 500-vehicle benchmark is reached. To date, the DEP [read more]
Obama Signs Key Alt-Fuel Legislation Into Law
on 22 Dec 2014 email the content item print the content item
As expected, President Barack Obama signed into law last Friday two bills that benefit the alternative fuel vehicle industry. H.R.5771, or the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, retroactively extends over 50 lapsed tax breaks for one year through the end of 2014. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill on Dec. 3, and the Senate later followed suit. [read more]
NACS: Low Gasoline Prices Could Spell Bad News For Alternative Fuel Vehicles
on 22 Dec 2014
U.S. consumers are much less likely to consider an alternative fuel vehicle as gasoline prices continue to decline, according to new reports from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). In its latest Consumer Fuels Survey, NACS found 80% of U.S. consumers polled report gasoline prices are lower than they were 30 days ago, reaching an average of $2.70/gal. Furthermore, [read more]
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