Question of the Month: What are the current and future medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards? Answer: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (collectively, HDVs) are expected to surpass light-duty vehicle […]
Model Year 2017 and Beyond: Light-Duty Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), light-duty vehicles (LDVs) emit nearly 60% of transportation-related GHG emissions and use more than half of all petroleum transportation fuel in […]
Check out the most recent newsletter from the coalition, highlighting the new electric vehicle charging stations installed in Red Lodge, an RFP for a land lease for a natural gas fueling station, and the national Clean Cities newsletter featuring YTCC! Read the newsletter here
The Request for Proposals (RFP) to lease land for the new CNG station is available. Please read through and consider any land around town that seems feasible.
Red Lodge, MT, The City of – Red Lodge has joined the growing regional network of electric vehicle charging stations! 2 Tesla Destination Chargers and 2 Universal Clipper Creek Chargers sit adjacent to the Public Restroom at 305 N Oakes Ave. The chargers will bring in new visitors to Red Lodge and the Beartooth Pass, […]
A new study suggests reducing fossil fuel use in the electricity sector and encouraging workplace charging are two important factors in achieving the greatest electric vehicle (EV) emissions reduction. Read more here.
Each year, cars, trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles in the US waste an enormous amount of fuel running their engines while their vehicles are stationary. Also known as idling, this act effectively reduces vehicle fuel efficiency to 0 mpg and nationwide, wastes 6 billion gallons of gasoline equivalent annually (Alternative Fuels Data Center). That’s enough gas […]
Recent federal tax incentive extensions and changes impact alternative fuel and infrastructure tax credits. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (H.R. 2029) retroactively extended several tax credits, including theAlternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit. It also included updates to the calculation method for Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit amounts, specifically […]
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 implications for Clean Cities portfolio items: Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit. Section 182 extends the tax credit […]
Understanding How and Where Plug-In Electric Vehicle Drivers Charge Up New research findings dispute the belief that the growth of the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market requires a large network of public charging stations. Locating places to recharge is one of the most commonly cited barriers to PEVs. With gas stations seemingly on every corner, […]