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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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    Cummins and Tula announce collaboration demonstrating the benefits of diesel dynamic skip fire (dDSF™)

    Originally posted by Cummins | April 22, 2020 | Original Article dDSF shows potential to reduce tailpipe NOx emissions while simultaneously reducing CO2 Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Tula Technology, Inc., a tech leader in improving propulsion efficiency and reducing emissions in passeng...

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    EV charging, carbon reduction included in $500B transportation infrastructure bill

    Originally posted by Bengt Halvorson | June 5, 2020 | Green Car Reports | Original Article Electric-car charging, hydrogen infrastructure, and penalties for greenhouse-gas-offending states were included in the long-anticipated U.S. House of Representatives transportation bill, released Wednesd...

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    A History of Electric Scooters

    Originally posted by John Linden | Carcovers.com | Original Article If you have been around any larger cities recently, odds are you have seen tons of those rideshare electric scooters around. The eco-friendly nature and convenience of electric scooters have seen an explosion in their populari...

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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $130 Million in Grants for Nationwide Projects to Expand Advanced, Efficient Bus Technologies

    Modified from a news release from the FTA | June 2, 2020 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of tr...

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    Feedback Requested: Ability to Meet Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Buy America Requirements

    Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities (DFWCC) is seeking information on clean vehicle technologies that can comply with Buy America requirements set forth by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)/DFWCC has a history of using FHWA Congestion ...

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    Connected EVs could help power the grid: California utilities study how

    Originally posted by Stephen Edelstein | May 22, 2020 | Green Car Reports | Original Article California has more electric cars than any other state, and a local utility wants to put them to work powering the grid. Southern California Edison (SCE) plans to launch a dem...

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    PERC Shares Video on Creating Propane Fueling Infrastructure

    Originally posted by Green Fleet Magazine | April 3, 2020 | Original Article The Propane Education & Research Council released a new online video that gives fleet owners an in-depth look at what happens during the installation of a permanent, on-site propane autogas refueling station....

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    EVs predicted to gain market share, despite 18% sales drop in 2020

    Originally posted by Stephen Edelstein | May 21, 2020 | Green Car Reports | Original Article Electric-car sales will decrease in 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but not as much as sales of internal-combustion vehicles. That's among the top-level predictions from an annual...

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    Electric Trucks Present a COVID-19 Opportunity

    Originally posted by Mike Roeth, NACFE | May 14, 2020 | ACT News | Original Article There is an old expression that says something like: it’s an ill wind that blows no good. The meaning, of course, is that even during bad situations, there can be positive results. COVID-19 made me t...

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    Electric Shuttles are Taking Off at Airports

    Originally posted by Brianna Lawrence, GNA | May 7, 2020 | ACT News | Original Article The thud of wheels hitting pavement jolts you awake, alerting you that you have arrived. You step out of the airport terminal, welcomed by a noisy cloud of people hailing rides and vehicles honking. As you...

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    Propane Autogas Hybrid Fleet Hits the Streets

    Originally posted by Steve Whaley, PERC | May 5, 2020 | ACT News | Original Article For decades, propane autogas has been a proven and reliable alternative energy source for fleets looking for a cost-effective solution for reducing emissions. Part of the reason it has remained a critica...

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    RNG’s Untapped Potential

    Originally posted by Michael Bakas, EVP Distributed Energy Systems, Ameresco | May 4, 2020 | Biofuels Digest | Original Article In the final weeks of 2019, the American Gas Foundation updated its nearly decade-old report assessing the market and technical potential for renewable natural gas (R...

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    Biodiesel Giving Back During COVID-19

    Originally published by the National Biodiesel Board While the global pandemic remains a focus across every industry, biodiesel supporters are banding together to help others in need. "I'm proud to see the response from others in our industry stepping up to help in their own ways," said National B...

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    Landi Renzo Alert: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) MY2020 F-150 5.0L

    Originally posted by Landi Renzo Ford Order cutoff for the MY2020 F-150 5.0L is THIS FRIDAY - MAY 1ST Why is this important? MY2021 will require a new EPA certification (not a rollover). If you plan on getting any CNG F-150's into your fleet this year, these need to be ordered ...

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