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    LCF in the News: Energizing Louisiana’s economy with clean fuels for a healthy future

    Originally posted by Samantha Morgan | January 20, 2021 | WAFB | Original Article BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Energy is life. The way we capture, store, and produce energy for our modern world is an expanding landscape that is as much dependent on new technology as it is a new way of thinking. ...

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    Ann Arbor Buys Electric Mustangs for Police Officers

    Originally posted by Government Fleet | January 6, 2021 | Original Article The Ann Arbor, Mich., Police Department is purchasing two electric Ford Mustang vehicles for its patrol fleet, consistent with its green fleet policy. The Mach-E AWD vehicles cost $47,000 each, according to city council docu...

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    New York Municipality Introduces First Police Outfitted Tesla

    Originally posted by Government Fleet | January 4, 2021 | Original Article The Hastings on Hudson, N.Y., Police Department took delivery of the first Tesla Model Y that has been outfitted with lights, sirens, and radio for police use on Dec. 21, according to a Facebook post. It has been ...

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    Massachusetts to require new cars sold to be electric by 2035

    Originally posted by The Fourth Revolution | December 31, 2020 | Original Article Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker released a plan on Wednesday that mandates all new cars sold in the state be electric by 2035, in addition to other measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The governo...

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    Preparing Frontline Professionals for an Evolving Energy Future

    Originally posted by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy | Original Article Firefighters, first responders, utility workers, safety officials and building managers all play an important role in assuring building safety and responding in case of an incident. With a changing energy s...

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    New Signage Leads Connecticut Motorists to Alternative Fuel Corridors

    Originally posted by Matthew Mercure | December 15, 2020 | NGT News | Original Article The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) say motorists on Connecticut’s interstate highways (I-84, I-9...

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    Battery Recycling Prize Announces Phase II Prize Winners

    Originally posted by the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy | December 17, 2020 | Original Article Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the seven winners of Phase II of the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize. The phased prize competit...

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    FreeWire Technologies and Envision AESC Announce Partnership in Developing Innovative Battery-Integrated Products to Meet EV Charging Demand

    Originally posted as a FreeWire press release | Original Article FreeWire overcomes power and space limitations of ultrafast EV charging deployments with novel products backed by Envision AESC battery technology. FreeWire Technologies, an innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging and power solutio...

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    XL Fleet Launches Pilot Program with Essential Utilities, Inc. to Electrify its Utility Fleet

    Originally posted as an XL Fleet press release | Original Article Leading Water/Wastewater/Natural Gas Corporation Serving 5 Million People Across 10 States is Deploying XL Fleet’s Hybrid Electric Drive System on its Most Popular GM Fleet Vehicles After Successful Trial BOSTON, December 11, ...

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    Republic Services Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for Fifth Consecutive Year

    Originally published as a Republic Services press release | Original Article Company Recognized for Its Sustainability Platform and Industry-Leading Climate Strategy Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) was named to both the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North America Indices for t...

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    Massive $1.2B renewable diesel facility planned for Port of Greater Baton Rouge

    Originally posted by Stephanie Riegel | November 10, 2020 | Greater Baton Rouge Business Report | Original Article The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is poised to approve at a special meeting tonight an agreement that will pave the way for the development of one of the largest renewable ener...

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    John Bel Edwards to address first climate emissions reduction task force meeting on Monday

    Originally posted by Mark Schleifstein | November 8, 2020 | Nola.com | Original Article Gov. John Bel Edwards will address his new Climate Initiatives Task Force, which is supposed to come up with ways to reach a statewide “net zero” level of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, ...

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    Volvo LIGHTS Team Helps Facilitate Authorization for Public MDHD EV Charging Stations in California

    Originally posted as a press release from Volvo Trucks North America | October 29, 2020 | Original Article Volvo Trucks North America today announced an important milestone in the path to the wide-scale electrification of medium- and heavy-duty trucks via the expansion of public charging ...

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    ROUSH CleanTech Deploys Class 6 Battery Electric Vehicles

    Originally posted by ROUSH CleanTech | October 26, 2020 | Original Article Penske is first truck leasing and rental company to deploy the electric vehicles with customers operating in California LIVONIA, Mich. (October 26, 2020) — ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation ...

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    Republic Services takes delivery of first electric refuse truck

    Originally posted by James Menzies | October 6, 2020 | Trucknews.com | Original Article GREENSBORO, N.C. – Republic Services has taken delivery of its first Mack LR Electric waste collection truck. The keys were handed over during a virtual ceremony and press conference Oct. 6 at Mack T...

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    NTEA Provides Update on Work Truck Week 2021

    Originally posted by Kristen Simpson | Oct. 21, 2020 | NTEA | Original Press Release Association exploring options to share education and connect businesses in year ahead FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Oct. 21, 2020) — NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry announc...

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    In Case of Electric-Car Fire, Half of Fire Departments Are Unprepared

    Originally posted by Sebastian Blanco | October 10, 2020 | Car and Driver | Original Article NTSB study says U.S. firefighters need different techniques for fires in battery-carrying EVs than standard gas vehicles, but there's no reason for alarm. The National Transportation Safety Board sa...

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    Free NAFTC online courses help towing and salvage operators learn to safely handle alternative fuel vehicles

    Press Release from National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University is offering two online trainings targeting towing and salvage operators about how to safely handle alternative fuel vehicles, o...

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    LCF Member in the News: REG Plans Expansion of Geismar Renewable Diesel Plant

    Originally posted by Michael Bates | October 7, 2020 | NGT News | Original Article Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG), a company that specializes in transforming renewable resources into clean fuels, says it plans to undertake a capacity expansion of its Geismar, La., biorefinery, from its current...

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    Proterra Unveils the ZX5 Battery-Electric Bus

    Originally posted by Michael Bates | September 15, 2020 | NGT News | Original Article Proterra, a company that specializes in heavy-duty electric transportation, has introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5 electric bus.  The ZX5 bus, Proterra’...

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    Lonestar Specialty Vehicles Partners with In-Charge Energy for Turnkey Electric Vehicle Energy and Charging Solutions

    Originally posted by EINPresswire | July 30, 2020 | Original Article Today Lonestar Specialty Vehicles announced it has partnered with In-Charge Energy, an energy solutions company based in Los Angeles, California, to provide customers Turnkey Energy and Charging solutions for fleet conversion...

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    WEBINAR | Federal Funding: 2020 & Beyond | Sept. 29 @ 12:30 PM

    Federal Funding: 2020 & Beyond Sep 29, 2020 | 12:30 PM CDT This webinar engages leaders from the US EPA, US DOE and US DOT to provide an overview of and updates on federal grant and rebate funding assistance programs for clean medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. The presentations ...

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    Entergy Commits to Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

    Originally posted by Cision | September 24, 2020 | Original Article NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), a national leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, announced today it is accelerating its climate action goals wi...

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    Governor Newsom Announces California Will Phase Out Gasoline-Powered Cars & Drastically Reduce Demand for Fossil Fuel in California’s Fight Against Climate Change

    Originally posted by the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom | September 23, 2020 | Original Article Executive order directs state to require that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles   Transportation currently accounts for more than 5...

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    LCF Member in the News: Republic Services Announces Partnership with Nikola to Develop and Purchase 2,500 Electric Collection Trucks

    Originally posted by Waste Advantage Magazine | August 10, 2020 | Original Article Republic Services, Inc. announces a partnership with Nikola Corp. to develop and purchase 2,500 electric waste and recycling collection trucks, representing the industry’s first large-scale commitment to fleet ...

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    Louisiana greenhouse gas emissions reductions task force to develop plan in 12-18 months

    Originally posted by Mark Schleifstein | June 19, 2020 | The Advocate New Orleans | Original Article A new state task force has been given a deadline of 12 to 18 months to come up with a science-based comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in Louisiana, the majority of which...

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    Volvo Trucks Deploys First Pilot All-Electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

    Originally posted as a press release from Volvo Lights | June 18, 2020 | Original Article Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project-an innovative collabora...

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    Cummins propane engine project reaches demonstration stage

    Originally posted Brian Richesson | June 12, 2020 | LP Gas Magazine | Original Article A propane engine project, years in the making and backed by an established U.S.-based manufacturer, is on track to give the LPG industry a premier alternative fueling option for on- and off-road market appli...

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    West Baton Rouge home to one of the state's largest solar facilities, expected to service Entergy customers in September

    Originally posted by Breanna Smith | June 10, 2020 | The West Side Journal | Original Article West Baton Rouge welcomes a new type of farm off of Rosedale Road - a 560-acre solar farm by DEPCOM Power that is one of the state’s largest solar facilities. Entergy Louisiana will purchase out...

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    West Baton Rouge home to one of the state's largest solar facilities, expected to service Entergy customers in September

    Originally posted by Breanna Smith | June 10, 2020 | The West Side Journal | Original Article West Baton Rouge welcomes a new type of farm off of Rosedale Road - a 560-acre solar farm by DEPCOM Power that is one of the state’s largest solar facilities. Entergy Louisiana will purchase out...

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