Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Grants Accepting Applications
Clean Energy Fuels $50K/Truck Grants
  • Clean Energy Fuels provides grants up to $50K/truck
  • NG trucks - Clean, Quiet, Environmentally Friendly
  • Using Renewable NG can have NEGATIVE GHG emissions
CORE Off-Road Equipment Voucher Program
CARB's CORE program currently has $23M available for: Large Forklifts. Airport Ground Support Equipment & Railcar Movers and Switch Locomotives. Categories that are oversubscribed include:T erminal Tractors, TRUs & Construction Equipment.
Read more Here
CARB's Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF)
  • $23.6M in vouchers for small fleets and owner-operators
  • Funding for battery-electric and fuel cell electric trucks
Read more Here
$335M For Battery Recycling
The DOE has issued an RFP to guide the implementation of $335M in the Infrastructure Bill for lithium-ion battery recycling programs. 
Read more Here
SMUD "Shine Awards" For Incorporated Nonprofit Organizations
  • Spark Level - up to $10K with 25% Match Required
  • Amplifier Level - $10K - $50K with 50% Match Required
  • Transformer level - $50K - $100K with 100% Match Required
  • Applications may be submitted up to August 12 at 5pm
  • Application workshops have been scheduled 
Read more Here
PEV DAC Call For Projects
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Disadvantaged Communities Committee (PEV DAC) has published a grant application template and called for regional projects to be submitted. The template contains:
  • The 7 criteria that must be met, information about the applicant and project site
  • Additional information is also available to assist applicants:
Read more Here
SACOG "Green Means Go" Due September 15, 2022
  • $3 million Early Activation Category
  •  Planning or infrastructure activities that accelerate infill residential development
  • Transportation projects are not eligible but electricity & broadband are eligible
Read more Here
SACOG Active Transportation Program Due September 29, 2022
  • $45.5M 
  • Biking & walking (can include eBike, potentially eTrike)
Read more Here
Upcoming Workshops
CEC Workshop on Visibility of EVSE and H2 Infrastructure
September 6
  • Visibility of EVSE and H2 refueling stations
  • Signage along freeways, highways, and other roadways
  • Use of green paint to indicate the presence of EV charging spaces 
Read more Here
CARB Incentives Workshop
September 8, 4pm
  • 2022‑23 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives
  • Proposed Clean Transportation Incentives allocations 
Read more Here
CARB's Climate Action Team (CAT-PHWG)
September 22, 1pm
  • Tribal health and well being
  • Increase tribal nations’ resilience
  • Overcome barriers and access resources
Read more Here
CEC Clean Transportation Program's Advisory Committee Workshop/Meeting
October 6
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Decarbonizing the Built Environment, PG&E
October 4,5,6
  • Part 1 of 3 - October 4, 2022 (9am - 11:30am)
  • Part 2 of 3 - October 5, 2022 (9am - 11:30am)
  • Part 3 of 3 - October 6, 2022 (9am - 11:30am)
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Advanced Clean Fleet Rule (ACF) Adoption Hearing
October 27
  • All public agency fleets and all private fleets with 50+ vehicles or $50M in revenue
  • Applies to all vehicles 8,500+ lb GVWR
  • Mandates ZEV purchases 50% by 2024, 100% by 2027; or fleet percent ZEV on a schedule
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Nikola Opens Three Hydrogen Stations
Nikola is opening hydrogen stations in Colton, Ontario (a Travel Centers of America station) and the Port of Long Beach, with more stations to be announced soon. 
Read more Here
Toyota & NREL Hydrogen Grid Management Project
Toyota is working with the National Renewable Energy lab (NREL) on $6.5M megawatt-scale energy storage and grid power buffering project using hydrogen. 
Read more Here
Ford Developing Fuel Cell F550 with SoCal Gas
Ford and SoCalGas are developing an F-550 Super Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck as part of the DOE’s SuperTruck 3 program.
Read more Here
SMUD Off-Peak Charging
SMUD has partnered with Ford, GM and BMW with incentives for EV owners who enroll in programs that will engage charging at off-peak times.
Read more Here
Upcoming SMUD-Sponsored Electric Vehicle Ride and Drives
  • October 9, Times TBA: Littleton Center in Galt
  • October 14/15/16, Times TBA: Cal Expo
  • Other events may be scheduled
For more information or to volunteer to assist contact Jenny Matchell
Alternative Fuel Insight
California Bans Gasoline Car Sales in 2035
The California legislature has voted to ban the sale of gasoline vehicles by 2035.
Read more Here
Shell Expands SAF & RD Production
Shell will reopen a formerly mothballed refinery in Louisiana, updating it to use an alcohol conversion technology to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and Renewable Diesel (RD). 
Read more Here
Penske Advises Caution Over BEV Trucks
Paul Rosa, Senior VP of Procurement and Fleet Planning for Penske advises caution over implementing BEV trucks, citing the foru issues that are still problems for this technology: range, charging time, infrastructure and battery weight. 
Read more Here
Amazon's Green Hydrogen Commitment
Amazon has signed an agreement with Plug Power to supply green hydrogen for fueling their vehicles and to operate fuel cell generators to power their buildings and fulfillment centers.
Read more Here
PERC Propane School Bus Interview
The Propane Education Research Council (PERC) interviewed Emily Calandrelli, an MIT graduate and Emmy-nominated host of ‘Emily’s Wonder Lab’ on the emission, fueling, cost and range opportunities with propane school buses. 
Watch Interview Here
Manhattan Institute Report
A Manhattan Institute analysis warns that a too-rapid departure from fossil fuels to renewables that have received $5 trillion in subsidies in the last 20 years but has only achieved 5% of the energy needed for everything that is fabricated, grown, operated, or moved has led to energy price increases of 60% to 110% where the transition has been fastest. 
Read more Here
Southwest Airlines, Oakland, Now Using SAF
Southwest Airlines operating out of the Oakland International Airport is now using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in daily operations, making Oakland the third commercial airport in the US using SAF.
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
Read more Here
Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
NAFA Fleet Legislative Summit
September 20-21
Washington, DC
  • Preventing Auto Recycling Thefts Legislation
  • EV Recharging Infrastructure
  • Congressional Staff Briefings on Fleet Issues 
Read more Here
National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)
September 23 - October 2
Register Here
Green California Schools and Community College Summit
October 18
  • Connecting environmental literacy and facility programs
  • Funding to meet water and EV Fleet requirements
Read more Here
Fleet Forward Conference
November 9 - 11
Santa Clara
  • Fleet solutions on electrification, Connected vehicles, Autonomous technology, Last-mile mobility, Shared mobility, Next-generation telematics
  • Expanded Ride and Drive
Read more Here
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