Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Clean Tech "Electrifying Sacramento" Meeting
March 24, 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Learn about progress with making Sacramento EV-Friendly
  • Check the CleanTech Connect Trailer, a Portable Power Station 
  • Meeting will be held at Hacker Lab, 2533 R St #120, Sacramento, CA 95816
Registration is NOT required
Hydrogen Village and Capitol Day
April 6, 9am - 4pm, State Capital
  • A showcase of the value and performance of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and how they will help California achieve its climate, equity and economic goals
  • Exhibitors include: Hyzon Motors, Air Liquide, FuelCell Energy, Bayotech, PACCAR/Kenworth, Toyota, Hyundai, Shell, Plug Power, Hexagon Purus, AC Transit, Stratos Fuels, Honda, Hino, Hyperion, Nikkiso
  • Sponsors include: Chevron, Iwatani, Air Liquide, Fuel Cell Energy, Hyzon, Bayotech
To learn more and participate, please contact jcontreras@cafcp.org, (916) 371-2792
Lightning Days with Lightning eMotors at AZ Bus Sales
April 7, 11-2
  • Drive a variety of Lightning’s zero emission medium duty commercial vehicles;
  • Learn more about electrification;
  • Network with the Lightning team;.
  • Lunch is Included!
AZ Bus Sales, 3418 52nd Ave, Sacramento, CA 95823 Click here for map
Reserve your spot HERE
Zero-Emission Commercial Lawn Maintenance
April 19, 12 noon
  • Mean Green Presents Battery-electric Riding and Walk-behind
  • Commercial Mowing Equipment
Registration NOT required - Join 3/15/22 at Noon at this LINK
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recording posted Here
Grant Opportunities
HVIP Reopens
The HVIP Program will re-open at 10 a.m, March 30, 2022. Additionally, the following set-aside funds will also become available at the same time.
  • $65.5 million for public transit buses
  • $46 million for Class 8 tractors performing drayage operations
  • $122 million for the Public School Bus Set-Aside for Small and Medium Air Districts
  • School bus requests ineligible for the set-aside will be funded out of standard HVIP
Read More Here
HVIP Implementation Manual
The HVIP voucher program will reopen on March 30 at 10am. The updated HVIP Implementation Manual is now available.
Read More Here
CEC EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicle EV Fast Track
The CEC’s EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicle EV Fast Track funding will open on March 23 at 9am with $16.1M available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Read More Here
Community Economic Resilience Fund
California Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is expected to release solicitations for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) in May. CERF is a program to support regional economies with an equitable and sustainable recovery from the economic distress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Valley Vision is tracking this grant program. 
Read More Here
Subscribe to the Valley Vision CERF Newsletter Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
EPA Proposes New HD Emission Standards
The EPA proposed new emission standards for HD vehicles starting in 2027. The new standards would mandate a 50% NOx reduction by 2040. The new standards would also change emission test procedures, useful life emission warranties and require HD GHG updates.
Read More Here
CARB 3-Year Plan--Transportation Equity Investments
CARB will hold a public workshop to discuss an update to the three-year plan for light-duty vehicle and clean transportation equity investments on March 30 at 12:30.
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CARB HD & Off-Road Funding
CARB will hold a meeting on March 22 at 1pm to seek input from stakeholders on heavy-duty and off-road vehicle incentive funding in the next fiscal year. 
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CARB Dairy & Livestock RNG Workshop
CARB will hold a workshop on methane emission reductions at dairies and livestock operations on March 29 from 9am - 5pm.
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Advanced Clean Cars II Rulemaking
CARB has published the proposed schedule for completing and adopting a more stringent set of emission standards that will accelerate ZEV and PHEV implementation.
  • April 15, 2022: Proposed Regulation Order Posted for Public Comment
  • May 31, 2022: Public Comment Period Closes 
  • June 9, 2022: First of Two Public Hearings by CARB Board 
  • August 2022: Second Public Hearings and proposed adoption by CARB Board
Read More Here
California Mobility Center Career Pathways Program
The California Mobility Center in Sacramento is expanding their career training program to prepare employees for the growing demand for mobility-related jobs.
Read More Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Hyzon Motors Deploys HD FCVs in UK & Exhibits Trucks in Sacramento
Hyzon Motors has signed an MOU with one of the largest British logistics companies to deploy heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks. Hyzon will also be one of the main fuel cell truck providers at the “Hydrogen Village and Capitol Day” on April 6 from 9am - 4pm at the State Capital. 
NGVi CNG Inspection Training--New DOT Requirements
The US DOT has updated their CNG tank inspection requirements and NGVi has updated their training and certification instruction. The revised requirements include cylinder inspections after any fire or accident and inspection intervals.
Read More Here
FTA LoNo Grants
Lightning eMotors and Proterra are cosponsoring a webinar on 3/17/22 at 10am covering the $5B LoNo grant funds being made available by the FTA for transit and shuttle services.
Read More Here
Viatec ePTO
Viatec’s ePTO system uses stored grid power to operate auxiliary equipment on work trucks to reduce or prevent the need to idle engines at worksites. Case studies have shown annual operating savings of nearly 900 hours of idling and over 1,600 gallons of fuel saved. The Viatec ePTO is eligible for HVIP vouchers. 
Read More Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Renewable Diesel Carbon Intensity -278
Strategic Biofuels in Louisiana has completed engineering for a Renewable Diesel (RD) facility using woody biomass as a feedstock that will have a Carbon Intensity (CI) rating of -278
Read More Here
Tesla Price Hike
Tesla has announced another price increase. The base Model price one year ago was $37,190 but following several increases, the price is now 34% higher at $46,690, pushing it much farther away from the previously-promised $35,000 price point. 
Read More Here
Biofuels Producers Join States Opposing EPA EV Rules
Ethanol producers and farm lobbies have joined 16 states opposing EPA rules that the biofuels producers say essentially mandate EVs, an authority that the producers say EPA does not have.
Read More Here
Safran & Bell Helicopters Testing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
Safran Helicopter Engines and Bell Textron will test SAF in a Bell 505 helicopter with an Arrius 2R engine. The companies have set a goal of using 20% SAF by 2025, working to a goal of 100% SAF as soon as possible. 
Read More Here
Battery Prices Predicted to Rise
A recent analysis by IHS Markit has predicted that the rapidly growing raw material prices for battery components such as nickel and lithium, along with the supply issues associated with Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, will push EV battery prices up for the next several years. 
Read More Here
Starbucks Expands EVSE Sites
Starbucks plans to partner with Volvo and Chargepoint to install EVSE approximately every 100 miles along a 1,350 mile highway between Seattle and Denver. 
Read More Here
Honda Stationary Fuel Cell Power
Honda will install a zero-emission stationary power station using a hydrogen fuel cell to provide electricity to their Torrance corporate headquarters. This system will use the proven components from their Clarity auto fuel cells, daisy-chained to produce one megawatt of electricity in a configuration that allows a wide range of system footprints. 
Read More Here
NACFE Panel on Future Fuels
The North American Council for Fleet Efficiency (NACFE) sponsored a panel on the future of various fuels with experts from each fuel technology: diesel, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell. The event was structured as a traditional debate with each fuel making their case, a three minute rebuttal by each presenter, and a final direct question period.
Watch the Debate Here
EPA Report--Management of Disaster Debris
EPA has released a report highlighting the need to reduce climate emissions from organic debris resulting from disasters, and to reduce, remove or relocate the materials, structures and facilities that can potentially become debris in a disaster. 
Read More Here
Currently Available 50+ MPG Cars
EPA Ratings City/Highway/Combined: Base Price
  • Hyundai Ioniq Blue 58/60/59 $24,645
  • Toyota Prius Eco 58/53/56 $25,550
  • Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue 53/56/54 $24,895
  • Honda Insight 55/49/52 $26,775
  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid 53/52/52 $24,675
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 51/53/52 B$28,405
  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue 50/54/52 $28,245
  • Kia Niro LX 53/48/50 $25,905
Read More Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
Read more Here

12 Renewable Diesel and Renewable Naphtha provisional pathways for Fuel Producer: Diamond Green Diesel Holdings in Louisiana; Facility Name: Diamond Green Diesel LLC.
18 Renewable Diesel, Renewable Naphtha &, Alternative Jet Fuel provisional pathways for Fuel Producer: AltAir Paramount in California; Facility Name: AltAir Paramount, LLC. 
Read more Here

5 Biodiesel Provisional Pathways (Corn Oil, Animal/Poultry Fat, Used Cooking Oil/Waste Oil) for Fuel Producer: Crimson Renewable Energy LLC in Bakersfield. 
Read More Here
Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
CARB Off-Road Strategies Board Date Timeline
CARB Off-Road Strategies Board Date Timeline
  • 2021: Small Off-Road Engines ZE Regulation 
  • 2022: Amendments to Off-Road Diesel Regulation & ZE Forklift Regulation
  • 2024: Clean Off-Road Fleet Recognition Program
  • 2024/5: Tier 5 Off-Road Diesel New Engine Regulation
  • 2025: Targeted Manufacturer Rule
Read More Here
The EverythingEV USA Conference
March 23 & 24, The “EverythingEV USA” Conference 
The conference will feature the decarbonisation of road transport in the USA, the challenges to deploying EV charging infrastructure, helping businesses to electrify their fleets, and technologies to mitigate the energy demands on the grid.
Sacramento Clean Cities Stakeholders are eligible for a 20% ticket discount using code: SACRAMENTO20
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Hydrogen Village and Capitol Day
April 6, Hydrogen Village and Capitol Day, 9am - 4pm, State Capital
A showcase of the value and performance of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and how they will help California achieve its climate, equity and economic goals.
To learn more and participate, please contact jcontreras@cafcp.org, (916) 371-2792 
NAFA 2022 Institute & Expo
April 11 - 13, NAFA 2022 Institute & Expo
Registration is now open for the NAFA 2022 Institute & Expo April 11-13 in Columbus, OH. The programs will cover fleet issues in corporate, government, public safety, utility, education and more.
Read More Here
Electrifying Long Haul Trucking
April 12, 10 AM, Electrifying Long Haul Trucking
  • Increasing Battery Range
  • Siting Charging Stations
  • EV Truck Availability
Read More Here
Sustainable Facilities Forum
May 25, Sustainable Facilities Forum, Sacramento Hyatt Regency 
  • California’s sustainability goals for building decarbonization & CALGreen Updates
  • Building & Fleet Electrification and Infrastructure 
  • Drought and Water Conservation
  • Funding Resources ∙ K12 Facility Case Studies ∙ Resiliency and more!
  • New innovations and technologies
Read More Here
FORTH's 2022 Roadmap Conference
June 29 & 30, FORTH’s 2022 “Roadmap Conference” 
Held this year at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Agenda and Registration information coming soon. 
Sacramento Clean Cities Stakeholder will receive a $50 discount when using Discount Code SACRAMENTOCC.
Hydrogen Conference
June 6 & 7, Hydrogen Conference
The California Hydrogen Leadership Summit will bring leaders in energy, transportation, academia and government to review the role hydrogen will play in implementing climate change, air quality, energy diversity and conservation policies. The Summit is co-sponsored by the Sac Metro Air District,, and will be held on June 6 &7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento.
Read More Here
Mobilize California Summit
July 21 - 23, Mobilize California Summit
  • Fleet modernization
  • Alternative fuels
  • Workforce training
  • South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in Temecula
Read More Here
Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022
August 16 - 18, Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022: 
The 2022 Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) will offer attendees an inside look at the latest in fleet technologies and innovation and provide informative sessions featuring a who’s who of national and regional transportation leaders.
Read More Here
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