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News Archive - April 2009

California Adopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard
April 23, 2009 - The Air Resources Board adopted a regulation that will implement Governor Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuel Standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by ten percent by 2020. For more information, please click here.

EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Pose Threat to Public Health, Welfare
April 17, 2009 - In Massachusetts v. EPA, 549 U.S. 497 (2007), the Supreme Court found that greenhouse gases are air pollutants covered by the Clean Air Act. The Court held that the Administrator must determine whether or not emissions of greenhouse gases from new motor vehicles cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare, or whether the science is too uncertain to make a reasoned decision. To read the report, please click here.

California Energy Commission (CEC) releases Investment Plan for AB 118
April 15, 2009 - The California Energy Commission will consider adoption of the "Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program" at its regularly scheduled Business Meeting on April 22, 2009. This report describes the "analytical method used to assure GHG reductions for AB32, non-GHG allocations, and provides a gap analysis showing where funding is most useful and productive. Proposed funding recommendations are included. To read the final version of the plan (publication #CEC-600-2009-008-CTF), please click here.

New Attitudes and Operating Policies Complement Natural Gas Penetration at Ports
April 9, 2009 - The Faster Freight Cleaner Air California conference in Long Beach last month demonstrated that new attitudes and shipping operational changes go hand in hand with alternative fuels and hybrid drive technologies when it comes to cleaning the air, according to the latest issue of Fleets&Fuels. In addition to natural gas trucks slowly penetrating the ports, FFCA California attendees reviewed hybrids, dockside ship electrification, linear motors for new clean corridor trucks, better logistics management – and funding. Both Clean Energy Fuels and rival Trillium USA detailed plans for liquefied and compressed natural gas, respectively, for Long Beach and Los Angeles port trucks.

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