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Los Angeles Wins Grant for EV Car-Sharing Pilot Project
on 27 Jul 2015
The City of Los Angeles and its community partners have been awarded a $1.6 million grant by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for a pilot project that provides electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing options in low-income communities. During an event held Friday at MPM Apartments, an affordable housing development in MacArthur Park, residents, community groups, city and state officials celebrated [read more]
U.S. Gain Opens Two New CNG Stations with Carrier Partners
on 24 Jul 2015
U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas (CNG) division of U.S. Venture, has completed two new GAIN Clean Fuel CNG stations in partnership with carriers. The company teamed up with Delco Foods, one of the Midwest's largest distributors of Italian and specialty food items, to open a fast-fill CNG station in Indianapolis. Located just inside the I-465 loop at 8775 Zionsville [read more]
NCWM Rejects National DGE Standard for Natural Gas
on 23 Jul 2015
At its annual meeting Wednesday in Philadelphia, the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) voted against the adoption of a national diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard for natural gas as a transportation fuel. The decision comes after the NCWM previously rejected the DGE proposal last July in Detroit. This year, NGVAmerica and natural gas supporters redoubled their efforts and [read more]
APG Showcasing 'Fueled By Flare' Dual-Fuel Natural Gas System
on 23 Jul 2015
American Power Group (APG) will display its "Fueled By Flare" dual-fuel natural gas system on a 2015 Freightliner 122SD severe-duty glider kit at next week's Bakken Conference & Expo in Grand Forks, N.D. The company says the dual-fuel severe-duty glider kit was designed and assembled by Harrison Truck Centers (HTC) as a vocational vehicle for oil and gas, mining, logging, [read more]
TruStar Energy Debuts First Company-Branded CNG Station
on 22 Jul 2015
TruStar Energy, which has long worked with other companies and government customers as a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station developer, constructor and service provider, has revealed a new initiative and opened its first and very own TruStar-Energy-branded CNG station. Located in Orlando, Fla., the public-access station is equipped with four traffic lanes and two fueling islands, providing easy access [read more]
City Pledges Fleet Switch to Renewable Diesel
on 21 Jul 2015
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee has announced that the city will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in its municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by year's end. Lee said the effort will leapfrog the city's efforts to protect the climate from harmful emissions. According to a press release from the mayor's office, Lee made the [read more]
Two California Cities Select Proterra Electric Buses
on 21 Jul 2015
The Cities of Stockton and Porterville, Calif., have each placed orders with Proterra for the manufacturer's new Catalyst battery-electric buses. Thanks to funding from the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District, the four new Proterra Catalysts will replace diesel buses in a concerted effort from the Valley to enable the proliferation of clean-air fleets, significantly reduce emissions, and [read more]
NGV Industry Rallies Behind Proposed DGE Standard
on 20 Jul 2015
As the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) holds its annual meeting this week, NGVAmerica says the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and advocates are again rallying in support of the adoption of the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Although the NCWM had voted on the DGE issue last July in Detroit, the proposal [read more]
Lafayette Transit System Rolls Out Two New CNG Buses
on 20 Jul 2015
Last week, two new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses hit the streets and started running routes in Lafayette, La. According to the Lafayette Transit System (LTS), the buses are part of its ongoing fleet conversion that began in 2011. LTS says the new buses cost approximately $430,000 and are expected to provide transit services for the next 12 years. The [read more]
Delaware Unveils New Clean Transportation Incentive Program
on 17 Jul 2015
On Thursday, Gov. Jack Markell and other Delaware officials announced a new Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP), which will provide state rebates and grants for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. Administered through the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's (DNREC) Division of Energy and Climate, the program will support Gov. Jack Markell's environmental and economical goals, according to [read more]
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