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CALSTART Press Releases 2016

  • Survey Shows Suppliers Support for Existing 2025 Federal Light-duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Regulation
    Pasadena, Calif. (September 15, 2016) - Major automotive suppliers see national fuel
    economy standards as important for long-term planning and investment and don’t want to
    see them altered by policymakers, according to a first-of-its-kind industry survey
    commissioned by CALSTART, an automotive technology industry group.
  • Pending CA Cap & Trade Spending Bill Will Significantly Benefit San Joaquin Valley
    Pasadena, CA – A bill backed by the California State Senate leadership would help to fund several important projects in the San Joaquin Valley and clean the air.  
  • California State Assembly Approves Bill to Extend Climate Program Through 2030
    Pasadena, Calif. – Today the California State Assembly approved legislation, Senate Bill 32 (D-Pavley), which extends California’s landmark climate protection policies through 2030.  In order to become law, the measure must go back to the Senate for concurrence. Senate Bill 32 is also still dependent on passage of companion legislation.  
  • Industry Group Urges Fast Action to Approve Climate Investment Bill
    Pasadena – CALSTART, a consortium of clean transportation technology companies, is urging the legislature to support quick passage of legislation that would invest the revenues collected from the state’s greenhouse gas Cap and Trade program.  With the support of the California Senate President pro Tempore, Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), legislation was introduced earlier this week that would allocate $1.2 billion in programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Fleet Leader Praises New Rules to Improve Truck Efficiency
    The following is a letter sent today, August 16, 2016 from Mike Britt, the Director of Advanced Engineering for United Parcel Service to Chris Grundler, the Director of the Office of Transportation and Quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Britt also serves as the Chair of the CALSTART Board of Directors. 
  • HD High Efficiency Tech Supplier - White Paper
    Pasadena, Calif.  - American companies that develop and manufacture high-efficiency, low-carbon technologies for big trucks, buses and other large vehicles make up a widespread economic sector that is poised for growth – and ready to meet upcoming new national standards for fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. That’s according to U.S. Heavy-Duty Vehicle High Efficiency Technology Suppliers, a new white paper from the clean transportation industry group CALSTART.
  • California’s Clean Transportation Technology Industry: Time to Shift Into High Gear
    (Pasadena, CA)-- A new CALSTART report indicates that California’s climate and energy policies are not only helping to protect the environment and improve air quality, but are also helping to accelerate growth of the clean transportation technology industry in the state.
  • New Fuel Industry Says California Should Stay the Course On Low Carbon Fuel Standard
    Pasadena, CA – Nearly 60 producers and providers of clean fuels – ranging from electricity to renewable diesel – signed a joint letter urging state policymakers to sustain the state’s low carbon fuel policy. The industry leaders say the tool is a “critical” part of the plan to reduce California’s greenhouse gases and that it is already driving in-state investment.
  • California Transit Agencies Support the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
    Fourteen transit agencies and bus suppliers urge the California legislature to strengthen and extend the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) well beyond 2020. In its letter to the legislature, the organizations say the LCFS is good for business and public health.
  • US and China Leaders Announce Race to Zero Emissions 
    Los Angeles, CA – The transportation leaders from the United States and China today announced the creation of the “Race to Zero Emissions”, a competition between cities in the two countries to determine which one will deploy the highest percentage of emission free buses by 2025.  The race is designed to improve air quality in urban areas and prevent climate change.
  • California Provides Funding for 43 Zero Emission Big Rigs
    California Takes Major Step Forward by Funding 43 Zero Emission Trucks Hauling Containers from Ports - Largest National Investment in Zero Emission Goods Movement Sector
  • FTA provides funding for 51 Zero Emission Buses
    Federal Transit Administration Provides Funding for 51 Zero Emission Buses and Charging Equipment – CALSTART on Two Winning Teams

  • With funding from the California Energy Commission, CALSTART today announced it has opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center. The new Center’s goal is to accelerate the use of clean vehicles and fuels and help the region more quickly meet its air quality targets. 

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