Medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency

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 […]

Question of the Month

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 […]

It’s Tax Time! Understanding Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits

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 […]

Summary of Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extensions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, H.R. 2029

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 […]

Question of the Month

Question of the Month: What are the new credit allocations that were established under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)’s Alternative Fuel Transportation Program (Program) earlier this year? How can I help spread the word on these new Energy Policy Act (EPAct) compliance pathways? Answer: DOE issued a final rule on March 21, 2014, that establishes credit […]

Bill Gates, others push for energy innovation

Bill Gates, others push for energy innovation – http://ow.ly/6udwz

Senate vote marks start of end for ethanol subsidies

Senate vote marks start of end for ethanol subsidies http://ow.ly/5kBB4

Driving our Nation Toward America’s Clean Future

Driving our Nation Toward America’s Clean Energy Future | The White House http://ow.ly/53Okh

President Obama to Announce Clean Fleet Plan

President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015 http://ow.ly/4pKld

U.S. DOE Announces New Biofuel for the Gasoline Replacement

U.S. DOE Announces New Biofuel for the Replacement of Gasoline | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World http://ow.ly/4b9Ef A step in the right direction towards energy independence