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Diesel Gallon Equivalent Approved as Natural Gas Method of Sale

After a three-year effort led by NGVAmerica, the National Conference on Weights and Measures has approved the diesel gallon equivalent (dge) standard as an official unit of sale for natural gas vehicle fuels. Until now, there has been no uniform and easily recognized standard for LNG sold to heavy-duty truck operators making the switch to […]

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CARB Adds Low-NOx Natural Gas Engines to 2016 Mobile Source Strategy

CARB’s updated 2016 Mobile Source Strategy for the first time advocates the use of low-NOx natural gas engines in meeting California’s emissions goals. For heavy-duty vehicles, the strategy suggests moving interstate trucks to cleaner engines and adopting near-zero- and zero-emission technologies in last-mile delivery vehicles, other small trucks, and transit and shuttle buses. “The cleaner […]

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Low Carbon Fuel Standard Compliance Rate Nears 100 Percent in 2015

CARB’s annual report on the state of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard program shows a record-high compliance rate of 98 percent in 2015. The program generated almost 5.5 million credits in the compliance year, which reduced greenhouse gas emissions as much as removing roughly 1 million cars from California’s roads, according to CARB. All regulated […]

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First Draft of Sustainable Freight Action Plan Proposes Three Pilots

The first draft of the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, released May 3, provides a framework for transitioning the state’s entire freight system to zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies by 2050, outlines targets and guiding principles, and proposes three pilot programs. It provides few details on how the interagency committee behind the plan will achieve its […]

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CARB Proposes LCFS Monitoring Regulation

Proposed changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Program include a mandatory regulation for monitoring and verification that CARB staff say would ensure data quality, support CARB auditing, and enable greater transparency for the credit market. CARB’s 2016 updates to the LCFS, presented at a public workshop March 8, also include pathway release dates […]

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CARB Appoints New Board Members

Diane Takvorian and former senator Dean Florez were recently sworn in as CARB’s two newest board members. The two were added under provisions of AB 1288, which directs the Senate Rules Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly to each appoint one member to the state board who works with communities affected by high levels […]

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