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Green ArrowNews Archive - September 2015

Raven Transport 'Rises to the Challenge' with LNG Fleet
28 September 2015 - In a new post on its website, natural gas refueling station developer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. highlights customer Raven Transport's big switch to liquefied natural gas (LNG). READ MORE >

How T. Boone Pickens Wants To Transform Energy
26 September 2015 - Pickens, the billionaire founder of investment firm BP Capital and co-founder of Clean Energy Fuels, believes the next American energy shift should be from oil to natural gas. READ MORE >

New Jersey Natural Gas and Waste Management Open First Public-Access Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station in Ocean County
24 September 2015 - Wall-based New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) today announced the opening of Ocean County, New Jersey’s first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Waste Management, Inc. facility in Toms River. READ MORE >

California Assembly Passes RPS Legislation with Target of 50 Percent Renewables by 2030
23 September 2015 - The California State Assembly on September 11 passed legislation (SB 350) by a vote of 51-26 to raise the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal for procurement of renewable resources from 33 percent in 2020 to 50 percent by the end of 2030. READ MORE >

SoCalGas and City of Monterey Park Launch New Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station
23 September 2015 - Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it has successfully completed the company's first project under its Compression Services Tariff: a state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the City of Monterey Park. READ MORE >

Placer County to Use Renewable Natural Gas As Fuel
22 September 2015 - A new technology for converting forest waste into renewable natural gas was demonstrated for the first time ever today in Auburn, California. READ MORE >

Mississippi's First LNG Station Opens
22 September 2015 - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling station in Mississippi, the company announced. READ MORE >

NGVAmerica Honors Recipients of the 2015 NGV Achievement Award
18 September 2015 - NGVAmerica held an awards ceremony to honor the recipients of the 2015 NGV Achievement Awards on Tuesday, Sep. 15 as part of the 2015 North American NGV Conference & Expo held Sep. 15–17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. READ MORE >

The Shift to CNG-Powered Trucks
18 September 2015 - The refuse industry is experiencing a significant shift to CNG-powered trucks as haulers realize the benefits in comparison with conventional diesel-powered vehicles. READ MORE >

Woodlands Considers Switch to Natural Gas for Its Commuter Buses
18 September 2015 - Last year, The Woodlands Township received $14 million in Federal Transit Administration grant money through the Houston-Galveston Area Council and matched $3 million to purchase 25 new commuter buses for the park and ride service, allowing the township to bypass leasing the use of the vehicles from a third party operator. READ MORE >

PennDOT Expects to Award Contracts for up to 37 CNG Stations by End of Year
17 September 2015 - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) expects to award bids to develop CNG refueling stations throughout the state by the end of 2015. On September 29, 2014, Pennsylvania’s P3 (Public Private Partnership) Board authorized PennDOT to seek a private partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain up to 37 CNG filling stations. READ MORE >

LNG Hybrid Barge Honored Once Again
17 September 2015 - The LNG Hybrid Barge first supplied low-emission power to a cruise ship in the 2015 cruise season. Together with AIDA Cruises, Becker Marine System has now won the Seatrade Cruise Award for this environmentally-friendly innovation. READ MORE >

Bureau Veritas Classing First Ethane-Powered Ship
16 September 2015 - Michigan-based Green bridge Technologies LLC (GBT), a subsidiary of propane autogas technology specialist ICOM North America, will now assemble, market and distribute Crazy Diamond Performance Inc.'s (CDP) compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit systems across North America. READ MORE >

NGVAmerica Annual Underway in Denver
15 September 2015 - AGA, ANGA, Clean Energy, UPS, and the Governor of Colorado Reiterate The Benefits of NGVs Despite ‘Headwinds’ Engendered by Low Oil Prices: ‘An Unbeatable Value Proposition as a Transportation Fuel,’ Says Godlewski. READ MORE >

$267 Million for Clean Transportation Under Proposition 1B
15 September 2015 - The California Air Resources Board staff has released its report for the state’s latest round of Proposition 1B funding for clean trucking and shipping. The Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program is a key item for the agency board meeting taking place September 24-25, the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition reports. READ MORE >

Ford’s Growing CNG, Propane Capable Lineup
15 September 2015 - Passed as part of an extension of federal highway funding, Congressional legislation now corrects a longstanding inequity in the way liquefied natural gas (LNG) is taxed. Starting Jan. 1, 2016, LNG will be taxed based on a diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) unit. READ MORE >

Carnival Reiterates LNG Plans as Part of Sustainability Goal
15 September 2015 - Massive cruise company Carnival Corp. & plc has announced its 2020 sustainability goals and highlighted its plans to add liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships to its fleet. READ MORE >

Nashville MTA Orders More Proterra EcoRide Electric Buses
11 September 2015 - Michigan-based Green bridge Technologies LLC (GBT), a subsidiary of propane autogas technology specialist ICOM North America, will now assemble, market and distribute Crazy Diamond Performance Inc.'s (CDP) compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit systems across North America. READ MORE >

T. Boone Pickens Selling Portion of Clean Energy Shares
11 September 2015 - T. Boone Pickens, a co-founder and board director of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has plans to sell up to 3 million of his shares in the company's stock and already sold almost a third of that sum as of the end of Thursday. Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels, has released a statement stating that Pickens "remains bullish" about the firm and natural gas. READ MORE >

ICOM Subsidiary GBT Offering NGV Tech from Crazy Diamond
11 September 2015 - Michigan-based Green bridge Technologies LLC (GBT), a subsidiary of propane autogas technology specialist ICOM North America, will now assemble, market and distribute Crazy Diamond Performance Inc.'s (CDP) compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit systems across North America. READ MORE >

Online Planning Tools Make Road Trips A Snap
10 September 2015 -, which DOE co-manages with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, provides drivers with a wealth of information to help them use less fuel and save money.’s Trip Calculator allows drivers with more than one vehicle in their garage to determine which will be the best for their trip. READ MORE >

Chicago Fleets Highlight Benefits of CNG and Propane
10 September 2015 - Fleets in the Chicago area are saving money, reducing the U.S.' dependence on foreign oil and helping to improve air quality by using alternative fuels to power their vehicles, according to the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition. READ MORE >

Proterra Catalyst XR Electric Bus Goes 258 Miles On Single Charge
4 September 2015 - 40-foot Proterra Catalyst XR electric bus achieved a stunning record of 258 miles (415 km) on a single charge at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds in South Carolina. READ MORE >

American Natural Gas Completes CNG Station for Grocery Retailer's Fleet
3 September 2015 - New York-based American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) has announced the completion of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at Northeast grocery retailer Tops Friendly Markets' distribution center. READ MORE >

Westport, Impco Parent FSSI to Merge
1 September 2015 - Westport Innovations and Impco parent Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. said this morning that they’ve agreed to merge “to create a premier alternative fuel vehicle and engine company.” READ MORE >

Clean Energy to build CNG stations for transit, trucks, school district
1 September 2015 - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that it will construct new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for Arlington Transit (ART) in Arlington County, Virginia; Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) in Long Island, NY; and North Kansas City (MO) School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the U.S. to transition its school bus fleet to CNG, according to Clean Energy. READ MORE >

Grand Opening of New Production Facility in Salisbury, N.C. Set for October 21
1 September 2015 - Agility Fuel Systems has scheduled the grand opening of its new compressed natural gas fuel cylinder assembly production facility in Salisbury, N.C. READ MORE >

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