January 2024 Edition

Antoine M. Thompson

CEO/Executive Director


A Message from the

CEO/Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at GWRCCC I would like to wish you and your organization a Happy New Year!

I am so excited about the prospects and opportunities for 2024 and beyond. The nation and region are experiencing unprecedented investments in clean energy, transportation, environmental and sustainability initiatives that will improve our climate and create new businesses and jobs. 

Last year, GWRCCC was able to support our members and stakeholders in securing over $200 million in public and private sector funding for clean energy and transportation projects.  We must do more in 2024 to help drive investments so that the region can reduce its Greenhouse Gases and emissions by greater numbers

Together we can reach a cleaner and better future by advocating for legislative and policy changes that align with our priorities; rapidly deploying more vehicle retrofitting technology and repowering existing medium and heavy-duty vehicles that drag down our environmental goals and negatively impact public health. 

GWRCCC has a robust agenda that includes opening a new office and expanding services into Baltimore, Maryland. I ask that you continue to be a member, stakeholder, and champion as we build clean cities and communities for all.  



Antoine M. Thompson

CEO/Executive Director

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Prince George's County Sports & Learning Complex

December 7, 2023

Fleet Resources

"The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Fleet Utilization: How to Achieve the Right Sized Fleet" (agilefleet.com)

View the white paper

Fleet Coaching

GWRCCC is offering 30 minutes of coaching for a limited number of fleets each month.

For more information, contact the GWRCCC office at (202) 671-1580.


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Ron Flowers Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Oak Creek Golf Course, Upper Marlboro, MD

View the Sponsorship Package

Incentives for Buying Electric Vehicles

January 9, 2024

11 AM


Black & Latino Transportation & Mobility Professionals Reception - TRB

January 10, 2024

Crimson Whiskey

Washington, DC

6-8 PM

GWRCCC Monthly Stakeholders Meeting - January

January 11, 2024

10 AM


Restoring the Dream of Racial Equity in Energy, Environment, & Transportation

January 16, 2024

11 AM - 12 PM


Annual Report

Kick-Off Webinar

January 17, 2024

11 AM



January 25, 2024

11 AM


Washington, DC Auto Show

January 19 - 28, 2024

Washington, D.C.

Clean Fuels Conference

February 5-8, 2024

Fort Worth, Texas

TEP Energy Independence Summit 2024

February 11 - 14, 2024

Washington, D.C.

Early Bird Registration has opened for the TEP Energy Independence Summit.

Register Here

Thinking about installing workplace charging?

Sign the EMPOWER Pledge!

By signing the EMPOWER Program pledge, your business or organization pledges to try to provide resources and guidance to ensure EV charging is accessible to all communities in the DC, Maryland, Virginia region. Join us in promoting sustainability for employees in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region.

We don’t need project specifics, just a commitment. By signing, you will try to install at least one EV charging station in the future.

Contact Dianne Little at [email protected] with questions

Sign the Pledge

$59 Million to Advance the National Clean Hydrogen Strategy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office's (IEDO) Cross-Sector Technologies (CST) FOA focuses on high-impact, applied research, development, and pilot demonstration projects to advance the transformational cross-sector technologies and innovations required to reduce energy use and GHG emissions across the industrial sector. FOA topics include electrification of industrial heat, efficient energy use in industrial systems, and decarbonizing organic wastewater and wet waste treatment.

View the CST FOA. Concept papers are due December 18, 2023, at 5:00pm ET, and full applications are due March 20, 2024, at 5:00pm 

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant Program

The Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant program (Community Change Grants), created by the Inflation Reduction Act, offers an unprecedented $2 billion in grants under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The Community Change Grants will fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities through thoughtful implementation. This historic level of support will enable communities and their partners to overcome longstanding environmental challenges and implement meaningful solutions to meet community needs now and for generations to come. There will be two tracks of funding under this opportunity. Track I will fund approximately 150 large, transformational community-driven investment grants of $10 million - $20 million. Track II will fund approximately 20 meaningful engagement grants of $1 million - $3 million. Grants cannot exceed 3-years in duration. Learn more here.

Federal EV Tax Credits

The IRS has issued new guidance on electric vehicle (EV) tax credits for 2023.


Manufacturers and Models for New Qualified Clean Vehicles Purchased in 2023 or After

If you bought and placed in service a new qualified plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) on January 1, 2023 or later and meet certain income limitations, you may be eligible for a clean vehicle tax credit up to $7,500.


Credits for New Clean Vehicles Purchased in 2023 or After

If you buy a new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in 2023 or after, you may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit. Find out if you qualify.

Alternative Fuels Tax Credits and Grants

New tax credits and grants have been released for alternative fuels by the Federal government and are available online at the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center. Tax credits for biofuels, electric vehicles and related infrastructure are included. Grants include port electrification programs under the EPA.

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Collaborativo40 is a pioneering initiative that works to connect its partners to resources, technical assistance, partnerships, and opportunities, so they are prepared to take advantage of the Justice40 Initiative. We ensure that the increasingly marginalized Latino/a/e community is not skipped over and to provide the resources to make President Biden's historic Justice40 commitment successful for all “disadvantaged communities,” not just those that have been the most well-funded. Learn more at colaboritavo40.com

Biofuels are a part of America’s clean-energy future

The Dec. 16 news article on the Treasury Department’s guidance for the 40B Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) tax credit, “Biden administration plans tax credits for ‘sustainable aviation fuels,’” described the important role U.S. farmers will play in decarbonizing air travel. All that U.S. farmers and biofuel producers are asking for is the chance to compete in the sustainable aviation fuel market and to contribute to a lower-carbon economy. Read the rest of this article. (The Washington Post)

EVs under $40,000: What's coming in 2024 and 2025

When Virgin Atlantic’s Flight 100 arrives this afternoon at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from London’s Heathrow Airport, it will open a new chapter in aviation history. The flight marks the world’s first transatlantic commercial trip powered by 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to land at JFK, a momentous occasion as the Port Authority looks to push the airline industry to a more sustainable future... Read more.

American Climate Corps

President Biden is announcing a new initiative to train young people in high-demand skills for jobs in the clean energy economy. The American Climate Corps will put a new generation of Americans to work conserving our lands and waters, bolstering community resilience, advancing environmental justice, deploying clean energy, implementing energy efficient technologies, and tackling climate change. American Climate Corps members will gain the skills necessary to access good-paying jobs that are aligned with high-quality employment opportunities after they complete their paid training or service program. The first listening session will occue on January 11 at 10 AM. Learn more here.

Becoming a GWRCCC Member has it’s perks!

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202-671-1580 | [email protected] | GWRCCC.org
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