Business, Technology, Fuel

Natural Gas Trucks Expand in Southern California Ports

Clean Energy Fuels A Clean Energy Fuels station. (Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)

Clean Energy Fuels is supplying 100 trucks from Southern California port trucking companies with its Redeem renewable natural gas.

November 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Rule Would Set Sale Quotas for Zero-Emission Trucks

Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge over San Francisco Bay. For Class 7 and Class 8 tractors, the regulation would require 3% of annual sales of zero-emissions tractors in California to begin in model year 2024, reaching 15% annually by model year 2030. (Getty Images)

The California Air Resources Board has proposed a regulation requiring that manufacturers sell a set percentage of zero-emissions battery-electric and fuel cell trucks beginning with model year 2024.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Heavy-Duty Truck Smog Inspection Program Bill Into Law

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom by Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that directs the California Air Resources Board and other state agencies to develop and implement a new smog inspection program for heavy-duty diesel on-road trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Threatens California Highway Funding Over Smog-Choked Skies

California Mario Tama/Bloomberg News

The Environmental Protection Agency notified California in a letter Sept. 24 that it has failed to file complete plans for fighting conventional air pollution and may lose highway funding as punishment.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA to Strip California’s Car Emissions Authority

California Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration will announce it is rescinding California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles at an event at the EPA’s Washington headquarters Sept. 18, according to people familiar with the matter.

Ari Natter and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Dismisses California’s Emission Compromise With Automakers

EPA Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Four major automakers reached a compromise with California’s clean-air regulator to boost fuel efficiency, a move the Trump administration dismissed as a “PR stunt” that wouldn’t affect its plans to ease mileage requirements enacted during the Obama administration.

Ryan Beene and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

CARB, Four Automakers Reach Deal That Circumvents White House, Sources Say

California Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

Four major automakers have reached a secret deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration’s plan to freeze standards at 2021 levels, according to two people briefed on the matter.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
July 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Diesel Rises 1.3¢ to $3.055 a Gallon

Diesel fuel Regional diesel prices broke even, climbing in five areas and falling in five others. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.3 cents to $3.055 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported July 8. Crude slid to less than $58 a barrel, then rebounded later in the week to just above $60.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

CARB Fines Anheuser-Busch $500,000 for Pollution Violations

Beer in Anheuser-Busch warehouse Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Wrapping up an investigation begun four years ago, the California Air Resources Board announced July 1 it fined brewing company Anheuser-Busch $500,000 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks that violated the state’s air pollution laws.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

White House Rejects Carmaker Plea to Revisit California Emissions Regulation

Traffic travels eastbound on Interstate 80 in Berkeley, Calif. Traffic travels eastbound on Interstate 80 in Berkeley, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The White House is rejecting a bid from domestic and foreign automakers to restart talks with California over vehicle emissions regulations.

June 7, 2019