Senators Warner, Burr Introduce Bill to Support Renewable Natural Gas Vehicles, Promote Economic Growth

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Renewable Natural Gas Incentive Act, bipartisan legislation to provide a tax credit for heavy-duty vehicles that use renewable natural gas, further supporting clean and efficient and transportation across the country.  

“Renewable natural gas is a clean, affordable, and reliable fuel source that can help lower emissions from heavy-duty vehicles,” said Senator Warner. “I am proud to introduce legislation to incentivize investment in clean vehicles that will have a positive impact on our environment while significantly aiding ...

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MAEP Project receives quick, on-the-spot mapping portal from Argonne National Laboratory

As part of the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership (MAEP) project, Argonne National Laboratory has created a quick and simple mapping portal with layers pulled from the larger Energy Zones Mapping Tool (EZMT). The Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership Mapping Tool is free and user-friendly for all visitors. Unlike the EZMT, the MAEP Mapping Tool only uses layers relevant to electrification efforts in Maryland, West Virginia, D.C., and Virginia. Layers ...

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Help Increase Federal Funding for Clean Fuels and Vehicles: Sign Letter to Senate Leadership

The Senate Appropriations Committee is presently writing its version of the FY 2023 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which funds the Department of Energy. This week the House will pass its version of the bill and increase funding for the Clean Cities Program.

We are asking the Senate to provide increased funding as well. But we need your help to make this happen. Please  Continue Reading →

Latest on Mid-Atlantic Biofuel Sales and Pricing since BIP Project

In 2015, Virginia and Maryland acquired funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuel Infrastructure Program in order to establish a Mid-Atlantic Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) with the goal of installing biofuel fuel pumps at 40 fueling stations. Through the administration of the Virginia Department of Energy, and assistance from Virginia Clean Cities, the Mid-Atlantic Partnership was able to garner support from experienced retail businesses, like Protec Fuels and Sheetz, Inc., and state agriculture departments, energy offices, and grain associations. ...

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Clean Energy Fuels Begins Selling Renewable Natural Gas at Virginia Fueling Stations

In summer, 2022 Clean Energy Fuels began selling Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) at their three fueling stations in Virginia! These three stations, shown in the map below, bring RNG to the Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Tidewater regions. 

Map of Clean Energy fueling stations in Virginia, from Clean Energy’s Station Locator.

RNG is byproduct waste and can be sourced from landfills, livestock operations and wastewater treatment plants. When not used to create RNG, these biogases are often ...

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The geography of the future electric vehicle industry is being drawn now

by Dwayne Yancey, Cardinal News
(reposted with permission)

Volvo Trucks in Pulaski County this week showed one of its new electric models, which you might soon see on Interstate 81. The Wytheville-based Camrett Logistics is starting to electrify its fleet of trucks, citing rising fuel costs and concern for the environment as reasons for switching from traditional fossil fuel-powered vehicles.

Today, a single transportation company converting to electric vehicles is worthy of the full panoply of attention – the news media invited ...

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Renewable Fuels Association Applauds Sheetz for Bold E15 and Flex Fuel Promotion

The Renewable Fuels Association thanked fuel retailer Sheetz for its decision to slash prices on higher ethanol blends for a full week ahead of the Independence Day weekend. RFA said the move by Sheetz not only provides great cost savings for drivers facing record-high pump prices, but also offers a smart way to educate consumers about the environmental and energy security benefits of E15 and flex fuels like E85. Sheetz is offering E15 for $3.99 per gallon and ...

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Virginia Company Leading the way in Diesel to Electric Heavy-Duty Conversion

Trova’s patent pending electrified chassis

Trova is an automotive industrialization company that has found a solution for implementing zero-carbon emission technologies for existing commercialized vehicle fleets.  Located in Fairlawn Virginia, Trova is in an optimal location for sourcing materials at a reduced cost.  Their business model is surrounded by the idea of keeping customer cost low ...

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Secure Futures Solar is Offering $50k Grants for Schools to Get Electric Buses

For K-12 Schools that Win Funding through the EPA Clean School Bus Program, Secure Futures Solar Can Provide Up to $50,000 to Cover the Total Cost of Equipment

In the clean energy world, all the buzz today is about electric vehicles — especially EV cars like Tesla, but also EV everything else, from 18-wheeler trucks to 2-wheeler motorcycles and motorized bicycles.

Secure Future Solar’s customers in K-12 schools have also caught EV fever, ...

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