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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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News Briefs | 02.29.16

Joint Oversight Hearing Asks CARB for Metrics In a joint oversight hearing on Feb. 22, the Assembly Transportation Committee and Senate Transportation and Housing Committee asked CARB to develop metrics for each of its 50 transportation-related regulatory and incentive programs. Committee members want metrics for each program’s objectives, progress made toward them, costs, and program […]

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Freight Action Plan Moves Forward

Staff from California’s transportation, air, energy, and conservation agencies are moving forward on developing the Sustainable Freight Action Plan, which is due on Gov. Jerry  Brown’s desk in July. In a series of public workshops wrapping up Feb. 5, agency staff reviewed targets for improving goods-movement efficiency and proposals for transitioning to zero- and near-zero-emission […]

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CARB Reveals 2016 Priorities

CARB is gearing up for an unprecedentedly busy year with more projects and programs on its docket than ever in the board’s history. Executive Officer Richard Corey outlined the agency’s priorities and objectives for 2016 at the Jan. 21 board meeting, highlighting the push for next-generation clean technologies, new regulations to meet California’s air quality […]

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