VIRGINIACLEAN

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Date registered: June 30, 2009

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  1. Energy Department Announces $4 Million for Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research — October 11, 2017
  2. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Preparedness — October 9, 2017
  3. Virginia Issues RFP for Statewide Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network — October 4, 2017
  4. Administration takes a precarious route on car efficiency — September 27, 2017
  5. Technologies That Will Transform the Transportation System — September 22, 2017

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Oct
11

Energy Department Announces $4 Million for Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

Today, the Energy Department announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase …

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Oct
09

Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared for emergencies is more essential than ever. Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast back in 2012, and the current hurricane season has also been devastating. Vulnerable coastal regions in the southeast were hit with powerful storms that flooded communities and cut electric power and gasoline/diesel fuel supplies. But early reports from …

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Oct
04

Virginia Issues RFP for Statewide Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network

On September 29th, the Department of Environmental Quality issued a request for proposal for the state’s first public electric vehicle charging station network. This program will be supported by the state’s share of Volkswagen settlement funding. For more information, you can download the RFP and relevant attachments. RFP Attachment E Attachment F The program is …

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Sep
27

Administration takes a precarious route on car efficiency

Camille von Kaenel and Debra Kahn, E&E News reporters Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The Trump administration has kicked off negotiations with the auto industry and the state of California over tailpipe pollution rules. The deal will require navigating complex political dynamics and legal requirements, with only a small margin for a clear Trump political …

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Sep
22

Technologies That Will Transform the Transportation System

The transportation system is in the midst of a dramatic worldwide transformation that has the potential to impact our daily lives. Many factors are contributing to this change: overall U.S. demographics are shifting, more people are moving to cities, and connected devices are empowering consumers with more choices and on-demand services. The arrival of new …

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Sep
11

VW Settlement: Proposed Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement Filed with Court

On September 6th, the U.S. Department of Justice submitted a proposed Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement to the U.S. District Court in Northern California. The proposed agreement includes revisions to the Environmental Mitigation Trust portion of the First and Second Partial Consent Decrees of the VW Settlement. The Trust Effective Date has not …

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Aug
30

Cummins Reveals All-Electric Class 7 Truck

With Tesla ready to roll out its Tesla Semi in September, Cummins stole a bit of the Silicon Valley company’s thunder by unveiling its own all electric Class 7 electric truck on August 29. Cummins does not make trucks, it makes the powertrains that make them go. The trucking industry needs a large variety of …

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Jul
10

Phillips Energy, Harris Garage Team Up on Propane Autogas Fleet Conversions

Phillips Energy Inc., a fuel-related energy provider in southeastern Virginia, says it has partnered with regional automotive repair facility Harris Garage Inc. to help area fleet operators convert vehicles to run on propane autogas. As reported, the companies will work to help fleet operators take advantage of government incentives and achieve the significant long-term economic …

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Jul
06

Renewable Natural Gas Coalition Confident Industry Growth and Project Data Will Prevail in Face of Down RVO Proposal

Washington, DC – The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) expressed continued optimism and confidence in U.S. Cellulosic Biofuel production and value in the face of a Draft Renewable Fuel Volume Standard (RVO) for cellulosic biofuel in 2018 that is 73 million gallons below the 2017 RVO. “Renewable Natural Gas [RNG] is the predominant …

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Jul
06

EPA Proposes RFS Volumes Reflective of Market Realities for 2018

EPA Starting Technical Analysis to Inform Future Reset Rules WASHINGTON – (July 5, 2017) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a proposed rule setting the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in calendar year 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program. Today’s action proposes volume requirements …

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