California: Incentives for Clean Trucks & Buses

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 21:00:00 +0000

Originally published by the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP): The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will open to new voucher requests at 10 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The FY20-21 Implementation Manual is now available at www.californiahvip.org/im. Dealers and other participants should familiarize themselves […]

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Charlotte Launches Electric Bus Pilot Testing 18 Electric Buses From 3 Companies

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 02:14:14 +0000

Article courtesy of NRDC. By Irene Nielson & Zak Accuardi, co-written with Catherine Kummer, Climate Advisor for the City of Charlotte. City of Charlotte residents can breathe easier knowing soon that the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) transit buses covering the region will become all-electric, supported by a first-in-the-nation energy modeling and financing partnership with Duke […]

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How Quickly Will Electric School Buses Scale? An Interview with Blue Bird 

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 05:03:07 +0000

School buses are ripe for electrification. First off, they replace dirty diesel with clean electrons, which dramatically reduces emissions of both CO2 as well as other harmful pollutants like air particulates and NOx. Since a majority of low-income children (60%) ride the bus to school and school buses with lower emissions have been shown to […]

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Transportation Policies for New York to Achieve Its Climate Goals

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 17:46:59 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Kathy Harris New York achieving its climate goals may rest in the hands of the state’s Climate Action Council, a government advisory group tasked with preparing a plan to meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Since the transportation sector is the largest emitter of […]

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Tulane University Buys 5 Vicinity Electric Shuttle Buses

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 19:46:36 +0000

Tulane University has received $737,500 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the purchase of five electric Grand West Vicinity buses and the installation of private charging stations, New Orleans City Business reports. This initiative is a collaboration between Tulane University Campus Services and Tulane ByWater Institute along […]

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Spokane Gets 12 New Electric Buses

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 02:10:13 +0000

Adding to the tally of electric buses hitting the roads around the United States, the city of Spokane in the state of Washington just did its part (for now) by adding 12 new electric buses to its modest bus service. The city of 220,000, located near the eastern border of Washington, ordered New Flyer Xcelsior […]

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Kraków Starts Receiving Electric Buses From Solaris

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 03:50:37 +0000

The Polish city of Kraków (Cracow as many write or say it in English) ordered 50 electric buses from the Polish bus company Solaris last year. Those buses are now beginning to get delivered. The city already had 28 electric buses, among 366 other non-electric Solaris buses. So, Kraków has been getting into the electric […]

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St. Louis Initiates Electric Transition

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:43:13 +0000

Courtesy of NRDC. By Kelly Blynn, Stefan Schaffer  This blog was co-authored with Maurice Muia, Climate Advisor to the City of St. Louis. St. Louis continues to set a brisk pace on its path toward clean transportation: In February, Mayor Lyda Krewson signed an executive order that formally begins the transition for the city fleet, requiring city […]

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The US CLEAN Future Act — What’s In It?

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 03:40:12 +0000

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute Blog. By  Dan Lashof, Devashree Saha, Karl Hausker, Greg Carlock, Kevin Kennedy, and Tyler Clevenger  U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, together with subcommittee chairs Bobby Rush and Paul Tonko, introduced the CLEAN Future Act on March 2, 2021. While numerous climate bills are introduced in each Congress, this proposal […]

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