In this November 17th eNewsletter from Sacramento Clean Cities
Upcoming Grants - Funding for a wide range of transportation and energy programs and projects
Upcoming Workshops - Participate in the decision making process
New Updates, Regulations & Requirements - Regulations and requirements that may affect your operations
Alternative Fuel & Zero-Emission Insights - Learn what’s new and what’s coming soon
Conferences, Programs - Educational, networking and presentation opportunities
Presentations Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
  • Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Special Announcement
CARB Sued Over Advanced Clean Fleets Rule
Both the California Trucking Association and the Western States Trucking Association have sued to block CARB’s recently implemented Advanced Clean Fleets Rule. 
ACT Expo Excellent Fleet Awards
  • Fleets dedicated to the betterment of the transportation sector
  • Recognition of fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainable transportation practices
  • Nomination Categories: Public Fleet, Private Fleet, Off-road Fleet, Shipper, Global Fleet, Long Haul Fleet
  • Nominations Due December 15
Read more Here
CARB Zero-Emission Mobility Options Public Seminar
Nov 21 - Virtual
  • Results from “Strategies for Incentivizing High-Occupancy, Zero-Emission, New Mobility Options”
  • How mobility strategies interact with land use to influence travel behavior.
  • Barriers to adoption of new shared mobility and multi-modal transportation choices
  • Scenarios that illustrate pathways to deep reduction of transportation emissions.
Read more Here
Upcoming CARB Clean Truck Regulation (aka "HD I/M") Training Webinars
  • Thursday 11/16 4:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 12/5 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday 12/18 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Regulatory training webinar on the requirements of Clean Truck Check, also known as Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (HD I/M). 
  • Clarify the regulation details for public fleets
Read more Here
CARB Public Dialogue Session
November 29
Yuba City Senior Center
Read more Here
CEC ZEV School Bus Charging/Fueling Block Grant Administrator
The CEC’s GFO 23-605 is seeking an administrator to run the $375M ZEV School Bus infrastructure grant program. The CEC will conduct a Pre-Application Workshop on Nov 28 at 9 AM via Zoom.  
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Repowers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
Read more Here
Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Funding Available
  • Voucher Incentives for the purchase of Heavy-duty Off-road Equipment 
  • $182M Available
  • First Come/First Served Basis Until Funds are Exhausted
Read more Here
Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) Funding
  • $83M set aside for ISEF within the HVIP Program
  • Incentives for small fleets that seek to deploy battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks
  • Fleets with < 20 trucks and <$15M annual revenue (NGOs are exempt from the revenue cap)
  • Program runs until all funds are allocated 
Read more Here
2023 DERA Announced
  • Diesel Emission Reduction Act for 2023
  • $115M to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines
  • Applications due by December 1, 2023
Read more Here
CEC $38M for EVSEs in Low-Income and DAC Communities
  • Rebates are available for installations by businesses, nonprofits, tribes and public entities
  • Covers 50% of project cost up to $100K
  • Awards will be based in part on project readiness.
  • Funding Closes on Dec 12.
Read more Here
EPA Clean School Bus Program 2023
  • Funding for the purchase of up to 25 ZEV Buses and/or clean buses
  • Funding for EVSE and workforce development are included
  • Priority given to tribal and DAC schools
  • Applications due January 31st at 4pm ET
Register for Upcoming Rebate Program Webinars Here
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Volvo's Three Pillar Decarb Strategy
Volvo has a three pillar approach to decarbonizing heavy-duty emissions: battery electric drivetrains, fuel cell electric drivetrains and hydrogen ICE drivetrains. Volvo’s target is to be fossil free by 2040. 
Read more Here
US DOE $7.5M to Support Community Planning for Waste-to-Energy/Fuels
The US DOE will issue a $7.5M FOA in December to fund multiple communities to develop feasibility studies to divert organic waste from landfills into systems to convert it to energy or fuels. 
Read more Here
GM EV Motor Without Rare Earths
GM has announced that they have formed a partnership with Niron Magentics, a company that claims to be able to make powerful permanent magnet motors using Iron Nitride, a plentiful domestic mineral.
Read more Here
DOE and EPA's
DOE and EPA’s website helps consumers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs. In addition to providing the Fuel Economy Guide, includes lists of the Top Ten 2024 Fuel Sippers and the 2024 Most Efficient Vehicles by EPA Size Class. The website features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offers tips to help consumers save money and fuel. The website also includes NHTSA safety ratings, tax incentives, and a variety of tools to help consumers reduce costs and make informed decisions about fuel economy.
Alternative Fuel Insight
Electric Heating Costs More than NG Heating
The Energy Information Administration’s “Winter Fuels Outlook for 2023-24 shows that an average US home heated with electricity will pay 77% more this winter than homes heated with natural gas. 
Read more Here
DOE Funds $18M "SPARKS" Program
The US DOE will provide $18M to fund a new program, “Spurring Projects to Advance energy Research and Knowledge Swiftly” (SPARKS). The goals is to fund innovative energy concepts that could foster the adoption of clean energy platforms, increase energy independence and improve the country’s economic and energy security
Read more Here
Major Carbon Sequestration Project
Carbon TerraVault has signed an agreement with NLC Energy to sequester 150,000 metric tons per year of CO2 at the waste-to-energy site they will build in Elk Hills [20 miles west of Bakersfield].
Read more Here
EVs Driven Less Than ICEs
A study of nearly 25 million odometer readings of used cars and SUVs has shown that, on average, EVs are driven 4,500 fewer miles than ICEs, resulting in less VMT reductions than previously modeled. 
Read more Here
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$67.50
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
  • California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
  • Check CARB Carton Intensity (CI)I Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
ACT Expo 2024
Major Vehicle OEMs and Suppliers
Technology, Fuel and Sustainable Transportation Presentations
May 20 - 23 - Las Vegas Convention Center
Read more Here
Green Technology Summit & Expo
August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma
"Accelerate to Zero"
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
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