Regulatory Barriers to Hydrogen Infrastructure to be Assessed in USA

| USA: Washington DC

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced increased collaboration with stakeholders to reduce regulatory barriers on the development of hydrogen infrastructure. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons announced a new  Request for Information (RFI) to foster this united effort with industry. Read more »

Transport the Central Focus of EU’s CEF Budget for the Future

| Belgium: Brussels
EU_CEF Budget Distribution 2021-2027

2021-2027 CEF Budget Allocation

The European Union argues that without its support, private operators and national authorities have insufficient incentives to carry out large infrastructure projects with a cross-border impact and to roll–out European-wide interoperable systems and services. Thus it is that with a proposed budget of €42.3 billion for seven years (2021-2027), the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) will support a new round of projects, of which 72% of the purse has been allocated to transport.  Read more »

Gas Parity Bill Introduced in USA

| USA: Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaIn March this year, Daniel Gage, President of NGVAmerica, went to Washington to argue for parity for natural gas compared to other emerging fuel-related technologies. Gage and his team have subsequently applauded legislation (H.R. 5959) introduced last week by U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and John Larson (D-CT) intended to expand the use of clean alternative transportation fuels and bring parity to natural gas alternative fueled vehicles.  Read more »

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

(Image: Austrade)

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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Image: Agility Fuel Solutions

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 »