In this February 9th 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 Announcements
Guardian Yard Introducing EV Charging Stations at Metro Air Park
Guardian Yards, an industrial outdoor storage and truck parking yard operator, has announced it is introducing electric vehicle charging stations for truck fleets at its 25-acre truck parking depot adjacent to Sacramento’s Metro Air Park. Guardian Yards welcomes potential EV Charging partners to contact them. 
Read more Here
Contact Guardian Yards Here
Pape Kenworth Hosts "Navigating the Future of Transportation"
Co-hosted by Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
  • Wednesday, 2/28/24, 10am - 1pm (Lunch from 11:30 am- 1pm)
  • 4100 Duckworth Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834
Presentations will include: 
·       CARB’s Clean Truck Check Regulation
·       Performance of IC Products vs. EV Products
·       Grant, Rebate & Incentive Programs for Vehicles and Chargers
·       Comparing Lead Acid Batteries vs. Lithium Batteries
·       Wireless Charging Systems
Displays will include: 
·       Class 6 K270E- Battery Electric Box Truck 
·       Class 8 T680E Battery Electric Truck
Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck
Riverview International Hosts "Taco and Trucks 2024!" in West Sacramento
  • Thursday, February 15 - 10am - 2pm - Lunch (Chando’s Tacos) from 11:30am- 1:00pm
  • New emission and electrification landscape in 2024
  • Ride & Drives in the eMV Class 6-7 truck and Workhorse W56 and W750!
RSVP (916) 371-3110
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 Re-powers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is 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
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
CEC GFO-23-607 - Tribal Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Planning, and Workforce Development
  • The purpose of this solicitation is to provide funding for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Tribally-owned businesses for:
  • Project Activity 1 – EV Charging Infrastructure: installing charging infrastructure for passenger and medium- and heavy-duty (MDHD) EV charging equipment, supporting infrastructure, and associated resiliency technologies.
  • Project Activity 2 – EV Infrastructure Planning: activities to support tribal participation in future EV funding opportunities and to enable tribes to plan for EV adoption.
  • Project Activity 3 – EV Workforce Training and Development: activities that support careers in EVs, EV infrastructure, and EV-related technologies.
  • $400,000 - $3,000,000 per award ($10,000,000 total)
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE April 24, 2024
Read more Here
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, closing on November 21, 2024
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Sacramento County's Sustainability Dashboard
Sacramento County has launched a Sustainability Dashboard that lists each of the County’s GHG measures with a color chart: Green=In Progress, Yellow=Started, Red=Not Started.
Read more Here
HD Truck OEMs Join Forces
Three of the major truck manufacturers, Daimler, Navistar and Volvo, have joined forces to accelerate the introduction of a national charging infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Their joint effort is called “Powering America’s Commercial Transportation” (PACT). 
Read more Here
48% of Bike Trips Non-Recreational/Social
DOE reports that there were 2.2 billion bike trips in 2022 and nearly half were not related to social or recreational activities. Here is the breakdown:
  • 13% Commute
  • 1% Work Trips
  • 6% Shopping
  • 4% Family/Personal Business
  • 20% School/Church
  • 3% Medical/Dental
  • 52% Social/Recreational
Read more Here
Ford Touts Hybrids
Ford CEO, Jim Farley, has recently emphasized the auto industry position that hybrids will play an increasingly important role. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
NFPA Free Online EV Training
The National Fire Protection Agency has a library of free on-line EV training videos including: 
EV Emergency Responders; EV Safe Towing; EV Crash Reconstruction; EV Building Code Preparedness; EV Charging Station Installation; EV Fleet Training; EV Insurance Adjuster Training; EV Technician Training; EV Dealership Training; EV Utility Training; EV Public Training; EV NFPA 70 Training.
Read more Here
Volvo Stops Funding Polestar
Volvo has announced that they will stop funding Polestar. Polestar stock has also dropped 83% since 2022. 
Read more Here
FERC's Grid Warning
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman, Willie Phillips, has warned the US Senate that the US electricity grid is facing unprecedented reliability challenges.
Read more Here
EV Tire Wear
EV owners and vehicle fleet operators have noted that they are experiencing tire wear that is 20% to 30% higher than what they have experienced with ICE vehicles. This is apparently due to the greater weight, regenerative braking and higher torque of EVs. 
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuels 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

Biodiesels Certified for California
Current LCFS Credit Value $60.77
Conferences and Programs
Riverview International Hosts "Tacos and Trucks 2024!" in West Sacramento
  • Thursday, February 15 - 10am - 2pm - Lunch (Chando’s Tacos) from 11:30am- 1:00pm
  • New emission and electrification landscape in 2024
  • Ride & Drives in the eMV Class 6-7 truck and Workhorse W56 and W750!
RSVP (916) 371-3110
Pape Kenworth Hosts "Navigating the Future of Transportation"
Co-hosted by Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
  • Wednesday, 2/28/24, 10am - 1pm (Lunch from 11:30 am- 1pm)
  • 4100 Duckworth Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834
Presentations will include: 
·       CARB’s Clean Truck Check Regulation
·       Performance of IC Products vs. EV Products
·       Grant, Rebate & Incentive Programs for Vehicles and Chargers
·       Comparing Lead Acid Batteries vs. Lithium Batteries
·       Wireless Charging Systems
Displays will include: 
·       Class 6 K270E- Battery Electric Box Truck 
·       Class 8 T680E Battery Electric Truck
Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck
NTEA Work Truck Show
March 5 - 8 - Indianapolis
Read more Here
Hydrogen Village
March 6 - State Capitol Building
  • Showcase of hydrogen vehicles and equipment
  • Talk to owners, operators and manufacturers
  • Public welcome
  • 9am - 3pm
Sponsorships or Inquiries Here
Sustainable Facilities Forum
May 9 - Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Sacramento
  • Global Warming: Materials and Manufactured Equipment 
  • CalGreen Code Updates
  • Whole Building Lifecycle Analysis
  • Power Budget Alternatives 2025
  • Fleet Electrification | Zero Emission Fleets 
  • Waste Diversion | Organic Waste Recycling
  • Deadline for submitting proposals - Feb 23 Here
Read more Here
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
Green Technology Summit & Expo - August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington
"Accelerate to Zero"
The Green Technology Summit and Expo (GTSE) is now accepting proposals to join our program. Major presentation categories include: 
  • Fleet Sustainability & Decarbonization
  • AI / Drone Technology Advancements
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workforce Development
  • Renewable Fuels & Technologies 
  • Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Decarbonization
  • Energy Resilience
  • Developing Zero Emission Infrastructure
  • Utility Programs & Policy
  • Transportation Policy and Incentives
  • Environmental Justice
  • Navigating Road Blocks in Sustainable Transportation
  • Transportation Hubs
  • Hard to Decarbonize Sectors
  • Technical Training
Submission Deadline: February 25th, 2024
For more information contact: info@gtsummitexpo.com
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition | 916 - 622 - 8433