Special Announcement
Sac Metro Air District Announces Funding Opportunity
The Sac Metro Air District has announced the release of an $18M RFP on March 29, 2021.
Funding will be available to replace medium and heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission trucks and buses, install low carbon fueling infrastructure, replace older farm tractors, upgrade locomotives or complete other eligible projects. 
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Propane Education Research Council Accepting Contractor Applications
The Propane Education Research Council (PERC) is now accepting applications from contractors for up to $1,000 per home for installing propane systems in new homes, and up to $5,000 for regional propane systems.
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US Department of Transportation Releases 2021 Infrastructure Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released the 2021 Infrastructure Grant Program (INFRA). In addition to traditional road and bridge projects, the 2021 INFRA will entertain ZEV infrastructure projects. 
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US Department of Energy Grant Solicitation
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) has announce a grant solicitation for innovative energy strategies across a broad spectrum of categories, a few of which include: Grid Scale Batteries Energy Storage, Grid Scale Non-Battery Energy Storage, Grid Reliability, Transportation Management, Combined Heat & Power, Building Heating & Cooling, Building Energy Management, Combined Heat & Power, Stationary Fuel Cells.
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DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding Opportunity
DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy has announced its intent to issue three sustainable transportation technology funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) in Spring 2021. 
  • Improving the vehicle efficiency and safety of freight transportation to develop and demonstrate higher efficiency, low-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks and freight systems.
  • Develop affordable, efficient, and clean transportation options to accelerate the development and widespread use of a variety of innovative transportation technologies. 
  • Develop technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into low carbon biofuels and bioproducts.
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New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
MEMA and NAFA Workshop Presentations
Several California Clean Cities Coalitions and partners MEMA & NAFA hosted a workshop series on upcoming regulations & financing strategies. The presentations are posted on the Sacramento Clean Cities website <cleancitiessacramento.org>:
CARB Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Regulation Workshop
An Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Regulation for Heavy-duty Vehicles is being developed by the California Air Resources Board. They will be conducting a virtual workshop on this proposed regulation on March 29, 9am - 12noon.
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ACT Regulation Reporting Deadline Extended
The Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) Regulation reporting deadline has been extended from 4/1/21 to 5/1/21. The ACT requires certain information to be reported to CARB by:
  • ANY fleet with 50 or more vehicles over 8,500# GVWR; 
  • EVERY GOVERNMENT fleet with one or more vehicles over 8,500# GVWR; and 
  • EVERY COMPANY with over $50M in gross revenue in the US.
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
US Gain Builds RNG Station in LA County
US Gain has built a large renewable natural gas (RNG) station near the Port of Long Beach. Located at the AJR Trucking corp yard, the station is open to the public and will make low-emission and negative-GHG RNG available to trucks operating in and around the Ports in LA.
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Motiv Delivers Electric Step Vans to Canadian Delivery Company
Motiv has delivered five electric step vans to Purolator, a Canadian package delivery company. The 18 foot Motiv trucks are their “Epic” model built on the Ford F59 chassis, and are the first electric package delivery vehicles in 
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Western Propane Gas Association Details Propane's Role as Essential Fuel
The Western Propane Gas Association has updated information about propane’s role as an essential fuel for emergency service vehicles and school buses when there was a major failure of grid electricity in Texas. Propane can be transferred by truck and dispensed into vehicles, home and hospital emergency generators, heaters, data centers power generation and other essential operations without electrically powered pumps. 
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Electriphi EV Power Management Presentation
Sacramento Clean Cities Partner Electriphi presented EV Power Management at a PEV meeting co-hosted by Clean Cities. Neal Best also presented an overview of Sacramento’s Technology Development Hub, the “California Mobility Center.” Both presentations are posted to the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition website. 
Lightning eMotors Will Use Proterra Batteries
Lightning eMotors will use Proterra batteries in their Ford Transit vans that have been upfitted with their electric drivetrains. 
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Utilimarc Fleet Analyses
Utilimarc specializes in helping fleets with “Right-sizing” analyses and strategies to reduce capital, maintenance and operating costs. As regulations force turnover, mandate more expensive vehicles and require technicians with new skills, managing fleet size and carefully meeting needs is essential.
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Refineries Report
The LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $192.34. 
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