Entries Tagged as Legislation

Odyssey Day 2017 - Please Join Us!

March 09, 2017

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition is joining Lawson State Community College to sponsor the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium’s National Odyssey Day.

National Odyssey Day is a nationwide biennial event to educate the public about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as well as the important role these vehicles play in providing solutions to our nation’s energy security and environmental issues.

As part of National Odyssey Day, there will be an in-depth discussion of the VW Mitigation Trust Fund settlement and what effect Alabama’s $16 million share may have on the s

More than 125 sites across the nation will join together on April 20 to further this cause. Lawson State, as a member of the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium, is a great place to celebrate National Odyssey Day!

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Tags: CNG · Electric · Emissions · EV CHARGING · Events · Incentives · Legislation · Propane · TRAINING · VEHICLES




EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

August 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Contact:
EPA: Christie St. Clair, stclair.christie@epa.gov, 202-564-2880
NHTSA: Bryan Thomas, bryan.thomas2@dot.gov, 202-366-5789

 

Standards address second largest segment of U.S. transportation
in terms of emissions and energy use

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution, while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation. The final phase two standards were called for by President Obama's Climate Action Plan, and respond to the President's directive in early 2014 to develop new standards that run into the next decade.

 

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Tags: VEHICLES · Emissions · Legislation




On Friday, December 18th, President Obama signed a bill that brings back many alt fuel incentives

December 22, 2015

On Friday, December 18th, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (H.R. 2029). Division Q, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH Act), retroactively extends many tax credits.

There are several PATH Act provisions with positive implications for the Clean Cities Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle portfolio:

 

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Tags: Incentives · Legislation




Question of the Month: Are fuel taxes equal for all fuels?

September 28, 2015

In theory, if all motor fuels were taxed equitably it would ensure tax consistency among jurisdictions and reduce consumer burdens. In practice, motor fuel taxes vary widely between jurisdictions and across fuel types. 

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Tags: Biodiesel · CNG · E85 Ethanol · Electric · Fuel Taxes · Legislation · LNG · LPG · Propane · Question of the Month




LNG Excise Tax Fix Is Signed into Law

August 05, 2015

 

‘Common-Sense Change Will Mean Even Greater Savings’ on Fuel, Measure Enacted as Part of Broad Federal Highway Spending Bill

 

The U.S. Congress has passed legislation requiring that liquefied natural gas be taxed on a diesel gallon equivalent basis, putting it on an equal footing, energy-wise, with diesel.

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Tags: Legislation · LNG