Special Announcement
NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo
The NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo will be held October 6 & 7, 2021 in Sacramento.
Registration Now Open
Professional Training for: Fleet Managers, Technicians, Spec Writers & Grant Writers. 
Displays of the latest in vehicles, equipment and fleet technologies. Interested in displaying at the Academy? Check our sponsor page here.
If your preferred class is full, let us know. We may be able to help.
Lightning Day
Lightning Day 9/9/21, Lightning Motors will have a Class 3/4 EV Delivery Truck and a Ford Transit electric van on display. Registration is required, Lunch is included: info@lightningemotors.com
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Sac Metro Air District Extends Deadline for Supplemental Environmental Impact Program Applications
The Sac Metro Air District has extended the deadline for applications for their Supplemental Environmental Impact Program until August 30. Up to $140,000 will be available. Eligible projects include:
  • 6Air Pollution Prevention or Reduction: 
  • Air Quality Related Education or Compliance Training: 
  • Community Air Monitoring:
  • Environmental Restoration and Protection: 
  • Projects considered on a case-by-case basis if there is a demonstrated substantial health or environmental benefit and are consistent with the District SEP Policy. 
Check the Grant Details Here
CEC Virtual Workshop
The CEC is hosting a virtual workshop on a program to improve utilities ability to control Time Of Use (TOU) of grid electricity. The program, know,as MIDAS, is expected to be able to measure electrical use down to the level of specific appliances in homes and businesses.
Read More Here
California Building Decarbonization Assessment
The CEC has completed their initial report titled, “The California Building Decarbonization Assessment” that analyzes strategies to reduce the use of combustion appliances and equipment to achieve a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. The conclusion is that this can be implemented equitably with state and local officials, utilities, environmental justice organizations, equipment manufacturers and distributors, financiers, and community leaders working together.
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CARB Advance Clean Fleets Regulation
CARB will hold a virtual workshop on the updated cost assumptions for the Advance Clean Fleets (ACF) regulation on September 9 from 9am - 4pm. The ACF will mandate that fleets purchase increased percentages of zero emission vehicles between 2024 and 2040.
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CARB Community Listening Session
CARB will hold a virtual listening session on August 31 from 5pm - 7pm to hear community concerns, experiences, and/or suggestions for how CARB’s truck-related efforts can benefit all Californians. CARB is currently working on several regulations that will require trucks to move from combustion fuels to electricity over the next 10 - 25 years, and require fleets to make the move more quickly.
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California Department of Housing and Community Development
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has submitted proposed building standards to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC). There is a 45 day comment period open from August 13 to September 27. 
Read More Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Lightning Days
Lightning Systems and Sacramento Clean Cities will host “Lightning Days” on September 9 from 11-2. This is your chance to see and drive the Lightning Systems Class 3 Box Truck and Transit Van. 
Register Here
Ford NorCal Introduction of Lightning Pickup Truck
Ford will host a Northern California introduction of the E-F150 “Lightning” pickup truck, the E-Transit and their 2022 Police Pursuit Vehicle on September 13 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Two tour times are available for the 2.5 hour event: 12:10pm and 12:45pm. Ford’s 2022 Pursuit Vehicle will also be on display at the NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo, October 6 & 7 at UTI in Sacramento.
Questions about the Ford Tour Here
Register for the Ford Tour Here
Info/Registration for NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Carnival Cruise Ship Fueled By Liquified Natural Gas
The Carnival Cruise Line’s ship, “mardiGras” is the first cruise ship in the Americas to be fueled by Liquified Natural Gas, a much lower emission fuel than the heavy fuel oil typically used. 
Read More Here
How Modifying Idling Behavior Saves Fuel
Go Green Communications CEO Ron Zima points out in an article in Fleet Management Weekly that the unnecessary idling in fleets in North America wastes over 6 billion gallons of fuel per year, and that idle reduction strategies can significantly cut fleet costs.  
Read More Here
Exxon and Chevron Look to Make Renewable Fuels Without Major Upgrades
Exxon and Chevron have asked the International Standards and Testing organization ASTM to investigate strategies that can allow major oil companies to produce drop-in renewable fuels without major capital investments.
Read More Here
Refineries Report
The LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $180.00 
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Conferences and Programs
Advanced Clean Transportation Expo
Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, 8/30/21 - 9/2/21 at the Long Beach Convention Center
  • 250+ Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • All Alternative Fuels & Efficiency Technologies
  • 75+ Advanced Clean Vehicles Displayed
  • Ride & Drive Event
Register for Event Here
Green California Schools Summit
The Green California Schools Summit will be held in Pasadena on November 4th, and will have a virtual online presence. Join in on the informative education program which features segments on EV infrastructure, facilities, funding and an exhibits
Read More Here
Fleet Forward Conference
The Fleet Forward Conference, FFC21, focused on educating fleet operators on a broad range of electrification, autonomous vehicles, telematics and more, in San Jose, November 10 - 12.
Read More Here
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