Entries Tagged as Incentives

2018 DERA School Bus Rebate Program Now Open

October 03, 2018

      2018 DERA School Bus                  Rebate Program

School buses travel over four billion miles each year, providing the safest transportation to and from school for more than 25 million American children every day. However, diesel exhaust from these buses has a negative impact on human health, especially for children, who have a faster breathing rate than adults and whose lungs are not yet fully developed.

The 2018 School Bus Rebate Program will offer over $9 million to public and private fleet owners for the replacement of old diesel school buses with new buses certified to EPA’s cleanest emission standards. EPA will award selected applicants $15,000-20,000 per bus for scrapping and replacing old buses. 

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Tags: Emissions · Incentives · School Buses




$40 Million Diesel Emission Reduction Program Funds Now Available

April 27, 2018

Request for Proposals Now Open

Deadline for proposals: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the availability of approximately $40 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, between 20 and 80 awards are anticipated to be made to eligible applicants.

Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, or port authorities, with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.

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Tags: Biodiesel · CNG · E85 Ethanol · Electric · Emissions · Ethanol · HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES · Incentives · LNG · LPG · Propane · VEHICLES




A $25.5 Million CNG, Propane and Electric Opportunity in Alabama

March 09, 2018

                                          

ADECA has been designated by Governor Ivey to administer the Volkswagen Settlement in Alabama.  $25.5M will be available to the state for transportation projects that reduce emissions in the state. ADECA is holding regional Public Information and Listening Sessions throughout the state in the next few weeks (see attached schedule) to provide information about the settlement and gather input for the development of a spending plan for the funds. 

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Tags: CNG · Electric · Emissions · EV CHARGING · Events · HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES · Hybrid · Incentives · LNG · LPG · Propane




Odyssey Day 2017 - Please Join Us!

March 09, 2017

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition is joining Lawson State Community College to sponsor the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium’s National Odyssey Day.

National Odyssey Day is a nationwide biennial event to educate the public about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as well as the important role these vehicles play in providing solutions to our nation’s energy security and environmental issues.

As part of National Odyssey Day, there will be an in-depth discussion of the VW Mitigation Trust Fund settlement and what effect Alabama’s $16 million share may have on the s

More than 125 sites across the nation will join together on April 20 to further this cause. Lawson State, as a member of the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium, is a great place to celebrate National Odyssey Day!

to register click HERE

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Tags: CNG · Electric · Emissions · EV CHARGING · Events · Incentives · Legislation · Propane · TRAINING · VEHICLES




Question of the Month: What are state and local governments doing to incentivize alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs)?

March 01, 2017

Answer:

There are many notable incentive activities at the state and local levels. Many states offer incentives for alternative fuels that advance specific environmental and energy security goals, while cities provide even more localized support.

States are targeting vehicles, infrastructure, and other means to encourage AFV adoption

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Tags: Incentives · Question of the Month