Time for Policy Change in Nigeria, NIPCO Argues

| Nigeria, Lagos
NIPCO CNG Station (Sapele)

NIPCO CNG Station (Sapele)

Nigeria has an abundance of natural gas yet it continues to import liquid fuel at high cost for its energy requirements, particularly for vehicle fuel. It is this paradox that was discussed when members of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) met in Lagos last week to focus on the prospect of converting the transportation sector to natural gas. Read more »

TEN-T Progress Report: Alt-Fuels Development Better Positioned

EC LogoThe European Commission has published it’s Progress Report on implementation of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) in 2014-2015, delivered to the European Parliament, the Council, and associated committees. As part of its overarching mandate, the TEN-T policy paves the way for the future of the transport system, notably through facilities that stimulate low-emission solutions, new-generation service concepts and other fields of technological innovation. Read more »

Portugal Issues Decree to Establish Alt-Fuel Framework

Portugal Dourogas LCNG filling station at Carregado

Dourogas LCNG filling station at Carregado

Portugal’s Council of Ministers has published Decree/Law 60:2017, promulgated on June 8, that creates the policy environment to set in place a national framework for the implementation of alternative fuel networks across the country. linking with its European neighbours. This Decree-Law, which transposes Directive 2014/94/EU into the national legal order, reflects Portugal’s commitment to the objectives of the European Union in this area. Read more »

Michigan Close to Adopting Federal Weight Exemption for HD NGVs

Lansing, Michigan State GovernmentIn the U.S. State of Michigan, where trucking accounts for about 65 percent of the tonnage moved, natural gas fuelled commercial vehicles are making a real difference to transport-related emissions. A bill, introduced earlier this year to remove one barrier to increased adoption of natural gas — the 80,000 pounds weight limit — has now entered its third and final reading on the way to being adopted into State law. Read more »

Pennsylvania Approves HD Natural Gas Vehicle Weight Exemption

Clean Energy CNG Station Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty truck refuels with CNG (Image: Clean Energy)

The U.S. State of Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved a bill introduced by Sen. Wayne Langerholc  to promote the use of cleaner-burning natural gas in larger vehicles. The Senator’s SB 589 increases the maximum allowable weight for motor carrier vehicles that are powered by natural gas from 80,000 pounds to 82,000 pounds, to accommodate the heavier equipment needed for natural-gas burning vehicles. Read more »

California NGV Coalition Urges LA Ports to Adopt Aggressive Clean Truck Program

CNGVC natural-gas-pickup-truckMembers of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) today urged the San Pedro Bay Ports to develop and implement an aggressive clean truck program as part of the updated 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). To accelerate the CAAP, the Coalition developed the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Now Plan, which offers a cost-effective opportunity, using proven technology, to drastically and immediately reduce emissions from the 13,000 heavy-duty trucks serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read more »

Alt-Fuel HD Vehicle Purchase Incentives Extended in Québec

As part of its 2030 Energy policy, the Government of Québec has made it a priority to establish the province as a North American leader in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The newly released budget for 2017 enhances and extends the financial incentives to encourage the freight transportation sector to turn to vehicles with a low carbon footprint, using the existing Écocamionnage program. Read more »

India Approves LNG as Road Transport Fuel

Delhi Jaipur Highway

Delhi Jaipur Highway

Petronet LNG Limited, a New Delhi based major energy company and distributer of Liquefied Natural Gas, has reportedly entered into a pact with the Indian Government to establish LNG for transportation applications in the country following approval by the Ministry for Road, Transport and Highways for it to be used as a road fuel. Read more »

BC Government Stimulates LNG/RNG Market for Marine Bunkering

The Government of British Columbia is taking action under the Climate Leadership Plan to support investments by natural gas utilities that will increase the use of LNG and renewable natural gas in the transportation, marine and other sectors and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Read more »