In this April 26th eNewsletter from Sacramento Clean Cities
Upcoming Grants - Funding for a wide range of transportation and energy programs and projects
Upcoming Workshops - Participate in the decision making process
New Updates, Regulations & Requirements - Regulations and requirements that may affect your operations
Alternative Fuel & Zero-Emission Insights - Learn what’s new and what’s coming soon
Conferences, Programs - Educational, networking and presentation opportunities
Presentations Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
  • Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Special Announcements
NorCal Fleet Academy & Expo
June 5 & 6 - Sacramento
Here is a sample of the Professional Training that will be offered
●Fleet Managers:
●ZEV Transition Planning, Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation
●Cummins Insight, Altec Hydraulics, Bendix Air Brakes, Vaccon, LD & HD Drivetrain Safety & Maintenance, Welding
●Spec Writers
●Spec Writing for HD EVs, Innovative Truck Body Developments
●Technology Displays
●ZEVs from Blue Dot, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Battle Motors, Maxion
This training is being produced by the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition in partnership with MEMA, East Bay Clean Cities, NAFA and the Sac Metro Air District.
DERA Tribal and Territory Grant Program in Spring
EPA has announced that their 2024 “Diesel Emission Reduction Act” (DERA) grant program for Tribes and Territories will be available this Spring.
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Re-powers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
Read more Here
Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) Funding
  • $83M set aside for ISEF within the HVIP Program
  • Incentives for small fleets that seek to deploy battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks
  • Fleets with < 20 trucks and <$15M annual revenue (NGOs are exempt from the revenue cap)
  • Program runs until all funds are allocated 
Read more Here
Zero-Emission MD/HD Vehicle Pilot Loan Program Overview Webinar
May 1
  • Program will support loans for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles
  • Eligible fleets  - 20 or fewer on-road vehicles over 8,500 lb. - new or used
Read more Here
EPA Grants for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
DOE $46M Research, Development, Demonstration & Deployment Grant
  • Developing concepts for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from off-road vehicles such as construction, agriculture, mining, and forestry vehicles.
  • Developing and deploying vehicle-to-everything technologies that can lead to meaningful savings at the vehicle and transportation system level.
  • Several high-tech development categories
  • Concept Papers Due: 5/2/24; Full Applications Due: 6/24/24
Read more Here
$54 Million Communities Taking Charge Accelerator Funding Opportunity
  • Funding e-mobility charging solutions for individuals without access to home charging
  • Funding charging and deployment solutions for electrified ultra-light, micro, light, and medium-duty fleets
  • Funding projects that accelerate solutions in the EV charging ecosystem
Applicants must submit a concept paper by May 20, 2024, and full applications are due July 16
Read more Here
EPA's $3B in Two Port Grants
  • $2.8B for ZE Port Equipment and Infrastructure
  • $150M for Climate and Air Quality Planning
  • Application Deadline May 28
Read more Here
DOE FOA 0003229 - Communities Sparking Investment in Transformative Energy
  • Deliver direct local community benefits of clean energy
  • Spark additional investments in communities that create long-term local economic development 
  • Advance community-identified energy priorities and right to self-determination.
  • Build capacity and partnerships in local governments and Tribes.
  • Minimum Grant Size: $900K; Maximum Grant Size: $3.6M
  • Applications Due May 31
Read more Here
EPA Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles (CHDV) $939M Grant Program
  • Eligible applicants include: States, Municipalities, Public Schools, Indian Tribes
  • Eligible vehicles include: Class 6 & 7 vehicles
  • Eligible projects costs include: Incremental cost of ZEV, infrastructure purchase & installation, driver and technician training, project management
  • Applications due July 25
Read more Here
NREL $5M Clean Bus Planning Program
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has announced planning grants to provide technical assistance to create customized bus electrification plans.
  • Applications for assistance are open on a rolling basis through Sept. 30, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $2B Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Support for community-driven projects
  • Environmental and Climate Justice grants
  • Grants targeting clean energy and resilience including low- and zero-emission technologies and workforce development supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis for one year, closing on November 21, 2024
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make the News!
PHEV Battery Failures are Rare
A study by Recurrent of about 15,000 vehicles from model years 2016 to 2023 show battery replacement rates due to failure were well under 1% and most of those would have been covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
Read more Here
Sacramento Area Sewer District Bio-methane & Hydrogen
Ameresco has signed a $140M contract with the Sacramento Area Sewer District to use waste water for the production of bio-methane and hydrogen. 
Read more Here
Environmental Justice Online Resources
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the creation of an on-line clearinghouse of resources related to environmental justice.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
OEMs Lose $6K Per EV Sold
According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, on average, OEMs lose $5K per $50K EV sold after taking any tax credits into consideration. Their analysis did not show this gap closing and it could get worse if Chinese EVs that are heavily gain a foothold in the US. 
Read more Here
Tesla Facing Financial Problems
Tesla has announced the layoff of 10% of their workforce and two top-level executives have also resigned, as Tesla’s market share in China, Europe and the US has been dropping and Tesla has failed to meet sales objectives. 
Read more Here
More Tesla Woes
Tesla has recalled all 3,878 2024 Cybertrucks for accelerator pedals stuck in the accelerate position. There have been no crashes or injuries, and application of the brake pedal will disengage the accelerate mode. 
Read more Here
Historic Steam Locomotive "Final Spike" Tour
The Empress 2816, a steam locomotive built in 1930 and fully restored by the Canadian Pacific Railway will depart Calgary and tour Canada, the US and Mexico celebrating the merger of the Canadian Pacific with the Kansas City Southern creating the Canadian Pacific Kansas City Railway. The tour runs through the Midwest and Texas.
Read more Here
Hydrogen Powers HD Vehicles
Hydrogen is gaining in recognition as a logical low- to zero-emission fuel to power transportation. Hydrogen that can be made from a wide variety of sources including bio-sources and water.
Read more Here
Carbon Intensity Updates
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity:
California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
  • Engine and infrastructure compatibility—SAF blended with conventional Jet A can be used in existing aircraft and infrastructure.
  • Fewer emissions—Compared with conventional jet fuel, 100% SAF has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 94%.
  • More flexibility—SAF is a replacement for conventional jet fuel, allowing for multiple products from various feedstocks and production technologies.
Read more Here
Check CARB Carbon Intensity (CI)I Pathways Here
Current LCFS Credit Value $60.00
Conferences and Programs
Sustainable Facilities Forum
May 9 - Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Sacramento
  • Global Warming: Materials and Manufactured Equipment 
  • CalGreen Code Updates
  • Whole Building Lifecycle Analysis
  • Power Budget Alternatives 2025
  • Fleet Electrification | Zero Emission Fleets 
  • Waste Diversion | Organic Waste Recycling
  • Deadline for submitting proposals - Feb 23 Here
Read more Here
ACT Expo 2024
  • Major Vehicle OEMs and Suppliers
  • Comprehensive showcase of advanced clean commercial vehicles, technologies, and services 
  • Zero-emission vehicles and renewable fuels to comply with tightening regulations
  • Latest technologies under one roof, test drive dozens of vehicles, and make valuable industry connections
Read more Here
Green Technology Summit & Expo
Green Technology Summit & Expo - August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington
"Accelerate to Zero"
The Green Technology Summit and Expo (GTSE) is now accepting proposals to join our program. Major presentation categories include: 
  • Fleet Sustainability & Decarbonization
  • AI / Drone Technology Advancements
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workforce Development
  • Renewable Fuels & Technologies 
  • Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Decarbonization
  • Energy Resilience
  • Developing Zero Emission Infrastructure
  • Utility Programs & Policy
  • Transportation Policy and Incentives
  • Environmental Justice
  • Navigating Road Blocks in Sustainable Transportation
  • Transportation Hubs
  • Hard to Decarbonize Sectors
  • Technical Training
Submission Deadline: February 25th, 2024
For more information contact:
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition | 916 - 622 - 8433