NGVA Europe Comments on Proposed CO2-limiting Regulations for HDVs

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

Sweden traffic imageThe European Commission has proposed new limits to CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. NGVA Europe says the proposed targets represent a real challenge for the industry: average CO2 emissions from new lorries and tractors foresee an intermediate step already in 2025 with a reduction of 15% compared to 2019. The proposal further seeks to make the reduction 30% by 2030. Read more »

Gaseous Fuels the Simplest Answer to Australia’s Fuel Security

| Australia: Barton ACT

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Does the Australian Government have its head in the sand when it comes to moving from a country largely dependent on imported liquid fuels to a nation able to take full advantage of its abundant natural gas resource? That is the question raised by Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, in response to the government acknowledging it has a serious problem. Read more »

Coalition says LNG Marine Fuel Uptake a Significant Decarboniser for Shipping Industry

| United Kingdom: London
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SEA\LNG member Carnival Corp.’s LNG-fuelled AIDAprima

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has expressed its support for the level of ambition outlined by the IMO’s Initial Strategy. It believes that the accelerated uptake of LNG as a marine fuel can play a significant role in the decarbonisation of the shipping sector while enabling it to comply with short-term regulatory demands of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap. Read more »

US FHWA Clarifies Weight Allowance for Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Washington DC

Agility-Hexagon back-of-cab CNG_ fuel systemThe U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Memorandum in Q&A format to publish revised guidance notes on weight provision for natural gas powered trucks. The Memo’s subject is Information: Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Truck Size and Weight Provisions and it was updated April 6th. Read more »

European Study Shows Renewable Gas Can Achieve Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050

| The Netherlands, Groningen

“…there is a role to play for renewable gas in the form of bio-CNG/LNG, as an efficient, sustainable and scalable alternative to other energy dense fuels.”

A new study — Gas for Climate : How gas can help to achieve the Paris Agreement target in an affordable way — published by the Gas for Climate initiative, sets out a plan to meet the Paris Agreement target in a cost-effective way. It focuses on using renewable gas in existing gas infrastructure for the heating of buildings, to produce dispatchable electricity as a complement to wind and solar, and to fuel heavy transport. Read more »

U.S. Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extension Applauded by NGVAmerica

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica News

The U.S. Government has approved the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which includes provision of valuable tax related incentives for investment in alternative-fuels refueling infrastructure and adoption of natural gas, including renewable natural gas, as fuel. The measure was welcomed by NGVAmerica, the U.S. trade association for natural gas and biomethane for transportation, which issued the following press release. Read more »

Almost 50% U.S. States Adopt Weight Provision for Natural Gas Trucks

| USA, Washington DC
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NGVAmerica has been prioritising legislative effort across U.S. states for adoption of a weight provision over the past couple of years. In 2017, ten states adopted similar measures for natural gas trucks. 2018 has kicked off with a weight provision signed into law in New Jersey. Read more »

Romania Decrees Future Vehicle Purchases 30% Green

| Romania, Bucharest

Romania's first CNG Station by AntaresThe President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, on January 18 signed a Decree to Promulgate the Law on Promotion of Ecological Transport. The law, which will enter into force in 2019 for public institutions and 2020 for the private sector, encourages the purchase of means of transport that utilize green technologies, including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG or biomethane). Read more »

Renewable Methane – Clean Fuel for Today and Tomorrow

| USA, Santa Monica CA

Arthur Daniels Midland - wastewater ponds generate methaneRenewable Natural Gas (RNG), also known as biogas, biomethane and bio-CNG, with various identifying brand names such as Redeem used by Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, is undoubtedly a fuel with high quality environmental characteristics.  But just how clean is methane as a fuel for transportation? Where does RNG come from? And should policymakers focus on it or leave it out of the evolving energy matrix? California-based clean transportation and energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) argues for inclusion, and with good reason. Read more »

California’s NGV Coalition to Ramp Up Regulatory Engagement for 2018

| USA, Sacramento CA

NGV truckThe California Natural Gas Vehicles Coalition (CNGVC)’s board of directors has set a course for 2018 that prioritizes intensive engagement with California’s regulatory process and includes sponsoring near-zero-emission vehicle legislation. Objectives are to extend NGV incentive funding, improve existing programs, and protect and encourage investments in natural gas fuel technologies.  Read more »