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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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Assembly Committee Passes Truck Incentives Bill with Amendments

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee passed the California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program (AB 2415) last Monday on an 8–1 vote, after making five amendments. The bill, which provides incentives from 2018 to 2023 for zero- and near-zero-emission heavy-duty trucks, has moved on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. “Natural gas […]

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CARB Proposes Historic Funding for Low-Carbon Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Recognizing that meeting California’s air quality goals requires converting fleets to zero- and near-zero-emission vehicles, CARB is proposing record funding for heavy-duty trucks in its 2016–17 Low Carbon Transportation and Fuels Investments budget. The discussion draft plan proposes allocating $175 million for zero- and near-zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle projects, including incentives for new low-NOx trucks and buses, […]

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CEC Presents New Funding Plan for AB 118 Biofuels Program

Citing the biofuels industry’s demand for increased capital development and a lack of private investment in production facilities, the CEC is developing a funding structure that rewards the biofuel production projects that demonstrate the greatest cost effectiveness. According to the draft solicitation concept document, “This approach will support the biofuels industry … in moving into […]

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CARB Discusses Moyer Program Updates

CARB reviewed changes to the Carl Moyer Air Quality Standards Attainment Program required by SB 513 and discussed implementation goals in a trio of public workshops March 3–10 around the state. The legislation updates the Moyer program so it continues to contribute to air quality improvement with significant revisions: the program will now allow funding […]

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