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EPA Opens Public Comment Period on RFS ‘Point of Obligation’

EPA Opens Public Comment Period on RFS ‘Point of Obligation’

NACS and SIGMA commend the EPA for protecting consumers and for preventing an unnecessary upheaval in the U.S. fuel market. ​WASHINGTON November 22, 2016; NACSonline reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally announced in the Federal Register that it plans to retain the existing point of obl ... Continue reading

New infrastructure aims to increase takeaway capacity of natural gas from Utica region

New infrastructure aims to increase takeaway capacity of natural gas from Utica region

U.S. Energy Information Administration pipeline database Note: Proposed capacity shown on the graph reflects only the projects discussed in this article. Other proposed projects in the area are smaller or have not yet progressed through the approval process. ... Continue reading

Green Car Journal Announces Finalists For 2017 Green Car Of The Year®

Green Car Journal Announces Finalists For 2017 Green Car Of The Year®

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2016 -- Green Car Journal announced today its five finalists for the magazine's prestigious 2017 Green Car of the Year® award. ... Continue reading

U.S. Summer 2016 Gasoline Consumption Sets New High - Making OPEC and Other Bad Guys Real Happy

U.S. Summer 2016 Gasoline Consumption Sets New High - Making OPEC and Other Bad Guys Real Happy

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, October 2016 The consumption of U.S. finished motor gasoline reached a new high of 9.7 million barrels per day (b/d) in June 2016, surpassing the previous one-month high of 9.6 million b/d set in July 2007. U.S. gasoline consumption during summe ... Continue reading

SEAT and Aqualia Create the First 100% Spanish Alternative Fuel From Waste Water +VIDEO

SEAT and Aqualia Create the First 100% Spanish Alternative Fuel From Waste Water +VIDEO

MARTORELL/JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain - October 26, 2016: SEAT and Aqualia have joined forces to develop the innovative SMART Green Gas project, which aims to obtain 100% Spanish origin, renewable biofuel from waste water to be used in compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles. To kick off their collaboration, with ... Continue reading

Consumers Union Issues Statement on EPA's Fuel Economy Report

Consumers Union Issues Statement on EPA's Fuel Economy Report

*News Release* *Consumers Union* *Public Policy and Advocacy Division of Consumer Reports* *Wednesday, September 21, 2016* *Consumers Union to Federal Agencies: Fuel Economy Standards Should Remain Strong In Order to Maintain Consumer Savings and Preserve Consumer Choice* *WASHINGTON, D.C.* – The 2025 standards ... Continue reading

MV-1s Headed to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

MV-1s Headed to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 2, 2016 -- Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the purpose-built, wheelchair-accessible MV-1, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has purchased five MV-1 vehicles for use at medical centers in Colorado, Florida and Tennessee. The purchase was made through M ... Continue reading

Blue Bird Provides First Chance to Drive New Vision Gen 4 Propane Bus and Vision CNG Bus at STN Expo

Blue Bird Provides First Chance to Drive New Vision Gen 4 Propane Bus and Vision CNG Bus at STN Expo

RENO, Nev.—Attendees at this year’s STN Expo will have their first opportunity to experience Blue Bird’s new Vision CNG bus, along with Blue Bird’s newest offering, the Vision Gen 4 Propane bus. “At Blue Bird, we have an unwavering commitment to be the best in passenger safety and total cost of ownership, as ... Continue reading

New Energy Vehicle Makers Gather at Shanghai International Green Auto Show

New Energy Vehicle Makers Gather at Shanghai International Green Auto Show

SHANGHAI, June 30, 2016 -- The Shanghai International Green Auto Show, the largest new energy vehicle exhibition in China, is being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from June 28 to June 30, 2016. Nearly one hundred new energy vehicles will be on display at the event, drawing much attention fro ... Continue reading

Volvo Introduces BiFuel Version of New V90 Station Wagon

Volvo Introduces BiFuel Version of New V90 Station Wagon

VANCOUVER, June 23, 2016: Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a premier global company for the engineering, manufacturing and supply of alternative fuel systems and components, today announced that Volvo Car will launch the BiFuel version of its new V90 station wagon. This vehicle is based on the same engine technology as the ... Continue reading

Government Needs To Look For Real GHG Solution And Electric Ain't It +VIDEO

Government Needs To Look For Real GHG Solution And Electric Ain't It +VIDEO

ABBOTSFORD, BC, June 13, 2016 - The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) supports the British Columbia government's commitment to a practical, affordable and immediate strategy to reduce automotive GHG emissions. However, the government needs to look beyond the promotion of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and consider low-emissi ... Continue reading

Santa Monica Approves Multi-Year Contract to Support "Redeem" CNG Deployment

Santa Monica Approves Multi-Year Contract to Support "Redeem" CNG Deployment

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Clean Energy Fuels Corp., announced that the City of Santa Monica has awarded Clean Energy a multiyear liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract to fuel its Big Blue Bus (BBB) fleet of vehicles. The 5-year deal, worth an estimated $3 million per year, will enable BBB to continue using Clean Energy ... Continue reading

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce Petroleum Use by 25 Million Gallons in 2015

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce Petroleum Use by 25 Million Gallons in 2015

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 19, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that in 2015 its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and 225,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions. “That is the equivalent of removing 3,000 tanker trucks of gasoline f ... Continue reading

Nicola One Electric Semi With Onboard CNG Turbine To Extend Range Up To 1200 Miles

Nicola One Electric Semi With Onboard CNG Turbine To Extend Range Up To 1200 Miles

SALT LAKE CITY. May 9, 2016 -- Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company (NMC), announced today that it has designed, engineered and is finalizing assembly of the first-ever, electric-driven class 8 semi-truck, dubbed “Nikola One”, which is capable of pulling a total gross weight of 80,000 pounds and offer ... Continue reading

Fiat-Crysler US Receives 2016 NGV Achievement Award for Converting Transport Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas

Fiat-Crysler US Receives 2016 NGV Achievement Award for Converting Transport Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 6, 2016 -- Company honored for creating the largest private fleet of compressed natural gas-powered heavy-duty vehicles in the state of Michigan Detroit terminal's 179 Class 8 tractors all transitioned from diesel to CNG in late 2015 Initiative aims to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 16,000 t ... Continue reading

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