EPA FY23 Brownfields Grants – $169 million including past fuel spills

Applications Due: November 22, 2022

Eligible Entities: Local governments and government entities, States, count gov Indian tribes other than Alaskan, Alaska Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation, and Metlakatla Indian Community, redevelopment agencies, others

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that approximately $169 million in funding is available for Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants under the Fiscal Year 2023 grant competitions. This funding, which is boosted by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, represents a significant investment in overburdened and ...

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The Virginia Clean Energy Summit

We are now 27 days away from VACES! Be sure to register by October 7th to get Early Bird prices! 
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The organizers of VACES are thrilled and honored to announce Senator Tim Kaine’s remarks for our Impacts of The Inflation Reduction Act on Virginia Energy Policy panel. This plenary session will take place on October 20th. Make sure that you view our Continue Reading →

Updated: Manufacturer Transition Committments

Notes from manufacturers preparing for technology transitions ahead with passenger electric vehicles:

  1. Mercedes Benz – July 22, 2021– (https://group-media.mercedes-benz.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko/Mercedes-Benz-prepares-to-go-all-electric.xhtml?oid=50834319).
    1. By 2025, the entire Mercedes-Benz Cars product range is set to be electrified.
  2. Honda –  April 23, 2021 (https://hondanews.com/en-US/honda-corporate/releases/release-32797eaea7316f1bed4bfcd27919f703-honda-targets-100-ev-sales-in-north-america-by-2040-makes-new-commitments-to-advances-in-environmental-and-safety-technology)  
    1. Honda announced plans to exclusively sell electric vehicles (EVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) by 2040. Honda set Interim goals ...
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2021 Clean Cities Annual Report Released


Every year, each Clean Cities coalition submits to the Department of Energy  an annual Transportation Technology Deployment report that documents its activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Coalition coordinators, who lead the local coalitions, provide information and data via an online database managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The data characterize membership, funding, projects, and activities of the coalitions. ...

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EV Tax Credit Changes Ahead

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (Act; https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5376/text) amends the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit (https://www.irs.gov/businesses/plug-in-electric-vehicle-credit-irc-30-and-irc-30d), now known as the Clean Vehicle Credit, and adds a new requirement for final assembly in North America that takes effect on August 16, 2022. Beginning January 1, 2023, new amendments to the Clean Vehicle Credit will go into effect, including domestic critical mineral and battery component extraction and manufacturing requirements, manufacturer suggested retail price restrictions, and income restrictions. Please note that ...

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Fleet Electrification Reports

Drive Electric Virginia is a collaborative initiative led by Virginia Clean Cities and partnering organizations. This shared effort engages individuals, utilities, legislators, dealerships and other stakeholders toward removing EV adoption barriers and accelerating plug-in EV use in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  In order to accomplish this goal, project leaders and implementers will educate consumers, utilities, ...

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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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