Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Sustainable Facilities Forum
May 25, Sustainable Facilities Forum, Sacramento, CA Hyatt Regency 
Powering the ZEV Transition: What Fleet and Facility Managers Need to Know
  • Fleets are transitioning to electric over the next 10 years. 
  • Fleet managers need to be working on their transition plans, which include charging stations at
  • This session will start at the parking lot and work backward to help you plan and prepare for charging stations through intelligent design, building energy efficiency, and leveraging incentives and grants. 
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Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recording posted Here
Grant Opportunities
PEV DAC Call for Projects
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Disadvantaged Communities Committee (PEV DAC) has published a grant application template and called for regional projects to be submitted. The template contains:
  • The 7 criteria that must be met, information about the applicant and project site
  • Additional information is also available to assist applicants:
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New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
MEMA President Speaking at Fleet Management Conferences
David Renschler, Fleet Division Manager at the City of Fairfield, President of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association and Stakeholder in the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition will be a featured speaker at several fleet conferences in 2022 including:
  • Government Fleet Expo, May 23 - 26 in Detroit Link
  • Mobilize California Summit, July 21 - 23 in Temecula Link
  • Fleet Forward, November 9 - 11 Santa Clara Link
Federal Infrastructure Bill Funding Info Updates
The 180-day standards and requirements (180DS) for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program are scheduled to be published on May 13.
FHWA Round 6 corridor nominations are due May 13.
CARB Workshop on Crude Oil Carbon Intensity
April 26, 9am
CARB will hold a public workshop on proposed updates to the carbon intensity values for crude Oil.
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CARB CVRP Work Group Meeting (Rescheduled)
May 2, 2022
CARB staff will provide an update on CVRP funding projections and discuss possible changes to the three-year plan. 
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CEC Workshop on the California Planning Library
April 27, 1pm
The CEC will hold a workshop to present the proposed scope and timeline for the implementation of the California Planning Library to centrally locate and make readily accessible the various energy planning tools developed by the CEC and widely used by stakeholders.
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CARB Board Hears Update on Assembly Bill (AB) 617
May 19, 4pm
The Board will hear an informational item about the update of the AB 617 Community Air Protection Program Statewide Strategy through a representative panel of the AB 617 Consultation Group (Consultation Group) and a staff presentation.
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CARB Hearing on Advanced Clean Cars II Regulations
June 9, 9am
The new Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation requirements will transition all new light-duty vehicle sales in California to zero-emission by 2035.
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DOE Announces "Vehicle-to-Everything" Technologies
The DOE has announced a new effort that they are calling “Vehicle to Everything (V2X)” to bring DOE, National Labs, State and Local Governments, Utilities and Private Entities to evaluate technical and economic feasibility to integrate bidirectional charging into the grid.
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Sun Line Transit Demonstrates Innovative Hydrogen Storage & Dispensing
Sun Line Transit has successfully demonstrated an in-tank liquid hydrogen pump developed by NICE America Research, Inc. (NICE). This technology stores large quantities of energy as liquid hydrogen and converts it to be dispensed as a gas, dramatically reducing recompression energy requirements
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Lion Lightweight Drybox
Lion Electric & partner Transit have developed a drybox for the Lion BEV trucks that is 40% lighter than traditional dryboxes, allowing more payload per trip. 
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Alternative Fuel Insight
NACFE Studies EV Vans & Step Vans
The North American Council on Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has studied electric vans and step vans and come to some specific conclusions:
  • E-commerce is leading the doubling of the huge van and step van market.
  • Electrifying smaller commercial vehicles than larger commercial vehicles
  • The TCO for vans and step vans is approaching parity with ICE vehicles.
  • Planning can reduce the risks in transitioning to EVs.
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Kia Niro 2023 Hybrid, PHEV, and EV
Kia revealed their 2023 lineup at the New York Auto Show. The hybrid is expected to have a 53mpg rating, the PHEV will have an EV range of 33 miles before the IC engine kicks in, and the EV will have a 253 mile range. 
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Hyundai Hybrid & EV Built in Alabama
Hyundai has announced that they will begin building the Santa Fe Hybrid and the Genesis GV70 EV in Alabama. The Santa Fe production will start in October and the Genesis in December. 
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CARB Regulatory Plans for 100% ZEV
CARB has released a regulatory plan to triple ZEV sales by 2026 and have 100% of new car sales be ZEV by 2035.
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Propane Autogas Infrastructure Safety
The Butane Propane News (BPN) has published an eight-step outline of the steps fleets should take to ensure the safety of their propane refueling infrastructure. 
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EPA GHG National Inventory
The US EPA has released its 29th annual national GHG inventory from 1990 to 2020. The report shows an 11% decrease in GHG from 2019 to 2020 due a number of factors including energy efficiency improvements, and the carbon intensity of energy fuel choices.
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Metrolink Switches to 100% Renewable Diesel
The Metrolink, providing passenger rail service on 538 miles of track in the LA Basin, has switched to using 100% renewable diesel in their locomotives.
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NREL Study: Decarbonizing MD/HD Vehicles
A National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) study predicts MD/HD ZEVs can reach total-cost-of-driving parity with conventional diesel vehicles by 2035, that 99% of new MD/HD sales can be ZEV by 2045 and that 80% of the MD/HD vehicles on the road will be ZEV by 2050.
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Battery Energy Density Increase
The volumetric energy density of lithium-ion batteries increased eight-fold between 2008 and 2020, from 55kWh per liter to 450kWh per liter. 
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LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
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Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
Renewable Natural Gas Conference Policy Forum and Networking Event
Renewable Natural Gas Conference Policy Forum & Networking Event - May 17 - 19, Le Méridien Hotel, Houston, Texas
  • RNG Policy Forums;
  • Live updates from RNG Coalition staff regarding State Policy advocacy and Public Education efforts;
  • Virtual updates from key Congressional Offices in the US House and Senate and the US EPA.
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Government Fleet Expo (GFX)
May 23-25. Government Fleet Expo (GFX) - Detroit, MI
  • GFX is the Largest Expo of Public Agency Fleets
  • Vehicle Expos, Fleet Operation Solutions and Case Studies
  • Presentations “Electrifying Medium- & Heavy-Duty Fleet Vehicles: Real-World Insights” by two MEMA Fleet Managers, David Renschler (City of Fairfield) and David Worthington (Santa Clara County)
  • Use Promotion Code SPEAKER
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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
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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.
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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.
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Mobilize California Summit
July 21 - 23, Mobilize California Summit
  • Fleet modernization
  • Alternative fuels
  • Workforce training
  • South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in Temecula
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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.
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Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo
August 30 - September 1, Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo in Durham, NC
  • Produced by the 100 Best Fleets and NAFA Fleet Management Association;
  • Case studies from the best fleets, vendors, & partners;
  • Presentations on the most up to date sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation strategies.
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