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California Considers Requiring Zero-Emission Truck Sales

Traffic on SF-Oakland Bay Bridge Traffic on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The country’s most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the nation air quality.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
December 13, 2019
Government, Technology, Fuel

Minnesota DOT Identifies Strategies for Decarbonization

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a report that provides recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across modes of surface transportation, including heavy trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2019
Business, Technology

Amazon Heeds Calls for Environmental Action

Amazon fulfillment center Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News contributed more greenhouse gas emissions last year than some big competitors in retail, logistics and technology, but less than rival Walmart Inc. and the world’s biggest energy companies, highlighting the growing scale and diverse businesses of the conglomerate.

Matt Day and Eric Roston | Bloomberg News
September 20, 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

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
Business, Technology, Fuel

Oberon Receives Grant to Produce Ultra-Low-Carbon Transport Fuel

Oberon Fuels announced it received a $2.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to produce for the first time in the United States renewable dimethyl ether, a clean-burning, ultra-low-carbon transportation fuel.

June 14, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Senate Panel Advances Diesel Emissions Legislation

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Legislation that aims to facilitate emissions reduction from diesel engines was easily approved April 10 by the committee that oversees surface transportation policy in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

CO2 Caps Coming for Trucks in European Union

EU Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

European Union negotiators agreed to impose caps on carbon dioxide from trucks for the first time, stepping up the fight against climate change with a challenge to manufacturers such as Daimler AG.

Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

An appeals court has rejected a challenge by a group of trade and energy organizations to block California’s low-carbon fuel standard aimed at reducing the rate of greenhouse gas emissions in the state’s transportation sector.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Petroleum Industry Meeting World Demand While Polluting Less, Institute Reports

The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco Refinery at night in Norco, La. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The U.S. petroleum industry is meeting record world demand while decreasing the amount of carbon emissions released into the skies, but challenges lie ahead if it hopes to maintain that momentum, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s annual report, “State of American Energy 2019.”

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2019