Entries Tagged as Legislation

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

August 17, 2016


Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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: Emissions · Legislation · VEHICLES

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