In this December 29th 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
Training on the Advanced Clean Fleets Rule
January 17 - Virtual
  • Training for State & Local Fleets training by CARB staff
  • Registration Required
Read more Here
DOE Notice of Intent to Fund
The US DOE has announced that they plan to issue Funding Opportunity Notices in 2024 to advance research, development, demonstration, deployment & technology integration in multiple areas: 
  • Developing new chemistries for reduced cost, higher energy density electric vehicle (EV) batteries;
  • RDD&D to provide widescale, cybersecure EVs and EV charging infrastructure;
  • Low-greenhouse gas emission concepts for off-road vehicles;
  • Manufacturing high-performance electric steels using domestic resources;
  • Improving the mobility system through vehicle-to-everything approaches;
  • Zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure training for first responders and emergency response professionals;
  • Enabling Clean Cities coalitions to undertake high-impact outreach, engagement, and technical assistance activities.
Read more Here
CARB Extends Clean Truck Deadline
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is extending the Clean Truck Check reporting deadline to January 31, 2024, to allow vehicle owners additional time to complete their initial fleet reporting and meet the 2023 compliance fee payment requirements. 
Read more Here
CEC CALeVIP Workshop
January 9 - Virtual
  • Solicit public input on proposed changes to CALeVIP 2.0
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
EPA $2B Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Support for community-driven projects
  • Environmental and Climate Justice grants
  • Grants targeting clean energy and resilience including low- and zero-emission technologies and workforce development supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis for one year
Read more Here
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
DOE $59M Hydrogen Funding Opportunity Notice
  • Topic 1: Components for Hydrogen Fueling of Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MD/HD) Vehicles. 
  • Topic 2: Standardized Hydrogen Refueling Station of the Future.
  • Topic 3: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered Port Equipment. 
  • Topic 4: Enabling Permitting and Safety for Hydrogen Deployment
  • Topic 5: Equitable Hydrogen Technology Community Engagement. 
  • Concept Paper Deadline: 1/26/2024; Application Deadline: 3/22/2024
Read more Here
CEC Funding Available for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI)
  • $40.5M available
  • Projects that will deploy high-powered direct current fast charger (DCFC)
  • Minimum of four 150kW chargers per site
  • Applications due by January 26
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
CEC Funding Announcement - Charging Infrastructure for Government Fleets
  • GFO-23-606 $30 million for EVSE for light-duty government fleets
  • Pre-application webinar January 10, 2024
  • Applications due April 5, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
EPA Electric Vehicle Video Prize Challenge
Win up to $3,000
  • One to Two minute Video conveying a positive experience with electric transportation
  • Video can be any eTransportation: Car, Bus, Bike, Scooter, etc. 
  • Video submittals due January 23, 2024
Read more Here
GM Ultium EVs Are All Capable of Bi-Directional Charging
The 2024 Chevy Silverado and Blazer will both have bi-directional charging capabilities built in as standard. 
Read more Here
Blazer EVs Blitzed with Error Codes and Loses Tax Credit
GM reports that it has stopped Blazer EV production until they can fix a software glitch that creates issues the infotainment, charging, power windows but not any safety systems. Effective 1/1/24, the Blazer EV will no longer be eligible for federal tax credits, a problem that GM hopes to resolve by the 2025 model year. 
Read more Here
EV Tax Credit Available at Point of Sale on 1/1/2024
Over 7,000 auto dealerships have registered with the IRS to issue the EV Tax Credit at the point of sale, but there are 17,000 dealerships in the US. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
EPA Upcoming Funding Opportunity
In February, EPA will release a call for applications for its Clean Ports Program. This program will make $2.6 billion available for the zero-emissions equipment and infrastructure and $300 million available for climate and air quality planning projects.
Additional information available Here
Tesla's Next Expansion Will Be Qatar
Tesla has announce it will launch a store in Qatar, expanding its Middle East network beyond the current stores in Israel, Jordan and the UAE.
Read more Here
California Court Bans CARB From Collecting Fees
The Superior Court in Fresno has ruled that CARB may not collect a fee from truck operators operating Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU), following a lawsuit filed by the California Trucking Association. If sustained on appeal, the ruling would may have implications for other CARB regulations.
Read more Here
Treasury Expected to Adopt SAF-Friendly Tax Credit
The US Department of the Treasury is expected to adopt the GREET Model as the standard for calculating the Fuel Tax Credit for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). 
Read more Here
USGS Map of Naturally Occurring Hydrogen
The US Geological Survey is planning to produce a map in 2024 of the types of geological formations in the US that are likely to contain naturally occurring hydrogen. Large parts of both coasts and the Midwest appear to have hydrogen deposits.
Read more Here
Osage Nation Wins Anti-Wind Turbine Battle
The Osage Tribal Nation in Oklahoma has won a 12 year battle against the Italian wind turbine company Enel, who illegally mined on Osage land and illegally built a massive 8,400 acre wind turbine site which they must now dismantle at a cost of over $300M. 
Read more Here
Cummins Fined $1.675 Billion
Cummins has settled with the US Department of Justice for installing emission defeat devices in diesel engines installed in almost one million 2013 to 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. 
Read more Here
LCFS Rules Tighten
  • 30% CI reduction target by 2030 compared to the current 20% below the 2010 baseline 
  • 90% CI reduction target by 2045
  • Bio-methane (RNG) credit phased out by 2040
  • Petroleum project credit generation by phased out by 2040
  • Direct air capture projects must be in the US to generate credits
  • ZEV infrastructure crediting available to medium- and heavy-duty sector
Read more Here
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
Current LCFS Credit Value $73.67
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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