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Legislature Passes Landmark Funding for Clean Transportation

Just before the close of this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers passed a package of bills devoting an unprecedented $900 million to clean transportation.

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Coalition Seeks New Provisions in Moyer Guidelines to Boost Effectiveness

CARB will vote this week on the 2017 Proposed Carl Moyer Program Guidelines, and the Coalition has submitted comments asking for two important new provisions that would encourage fleets to invest more in clean alternative fuel vehicles. The proposed guidelines, which are intended to help California transition more effectively to near-zero- and zero-emission technologies, implement […]

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Coalition Seeks Higher Incentives for Low-NOx NGV Engines

The Coalition has asked CARB to increase the incentive amounts for low-NOx NGV engines in this year’s approved Low Carbon Transportation Spending Plan, and to make more significant changes in next year’s plan. Coalition President Thomas Lawson proposed the changes during a Feb. 10 CARB meeting to discuss the 2016­­–17 Low Carbon Transportation Spending Plan, […]

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CARB Approves $500 Million Plan; Actual Spending Remains in Doubt

The California Air Resources Board approved a spending plan for $500 million in cap-and-trade auction funds at its June 23 meeting—including $23 million for clean trucks—but not a dime is going out the door until the Legislature and governor agree on a bill that appropriates the money. Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget allocated $500 million to […]

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Cap-and-Trade Negotiations on Hold as Legislature Passes State Budget Bill

State legislators last week passed a $122.5 billion budget bill for 2016–17, effective July 1. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign off on the general budget, but negotiations continue on several issues that will be addressed in trailer bills, including how to spend cap-and-trade auction funds and extending AB 32. The governor’s proposal to […]

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Clean Fuels Groups Seek More Cap-and-Trade Funds for New Incentive Programs

Clean fuels groups have launched two new campaigns that, combined, ask for more than $300 million in cap-and-trade funds from the 2016–17 state budget. The Cap and Trade Biofuels Initiative is seeking $210 million from the Cap-and-Trade Program’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to create incentives to produce biofuels in California. The Incentives for Clean Heavy-Duty […]

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