New Home EV Incentive from REC

$7/month Off Peak Utility Incentive REC

Enroll at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative for a limited-time offer to join REC’s new electric vehicle bill credit pilot. The first 200 all-electric or plug-in hybrid drivers will be eligible for a $7 bill credit each month, which is the same as 200 miles of free charging. To participate, you will need to:

  • Set up your account now: MyREC SmartHub
  • Schedule your car to charge during REC’s Smart Hours (9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 10 ...
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GET READY: Clean School Bus Funding Community Guidance

  1. ALL: Sign up for Clean School Bus Program newsThese email announcements will have the latest news and developments on program funding and how to apply.
  2. ALL: Attend a Clean School Bus informational webinar or watch the recordings. Learn about Clean School Buses, hear new program information, and access funding opportunities from EPA and other partners. 
  3. SCHOOLS Create a fleet inventory.  This information will ...
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Ethanol E15 Expanded Summer Use

Reposted from Reuters –  Alexandra Alper

Brings fuel cost savings without significant air quality impact expected. Higher blends of ethanol all summer long.

WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will unveil plans on Tuesday to extend the availability of higher biofuels-blended gasoline during the summer to curb soaring fuel costs and to cut reliance on foreign energy sources, senior administration officials said.

The move represents the administration’s latest attempt to tamp down inflation, which hit a ...

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Free Organic Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance – Due March 28th

As a service to our Partners and other stakeholders, EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is sharing information about an opportunity named Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Technical Assistance for Local Governments from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Please note that EPA is not affiliated in any way with the review and selection process.

On behalf of DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, the ...

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EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Standards for Passenger Vehicles, Paving Way for a Zero-Emissions Future

EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov)

WASHINGTON (Dec. 20, 2021) – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the most ambitious federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks ever. The final standards, for Model Years (MY) 2023 through 2026, leverage advances in clean car technology to unlock $190 billion in net benefits to Americans, including ...

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Clean School Bus Program Applications now available

Funding request due Feb 1, 2022

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting applications to replace old diesel school buses through the Clean School Bus Program. This is a second round of funding for battery electric and propane school buses, and previous applicants, including previous award recipients, are eligible to apply for additional funds. More than $10 million is available and applications are due Feb. 1.
Informational webinars for potential applicants will be held on Oct. 26 and Nov. 4.

The Request ...

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Electricity Decarbonation 2035

In early September, the federal government released one of its most ambitious plans yet for the U.S. clean energy transition. The Department of Energy (DOE), in its Solar Futures Study, outlined a blueprint to power the country with a whopping 40 percent solar energy by 2035—a mere 14 years from now. This shift would require dramatically restructuring ...

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