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 »

U.S. State of Ohio Opens Way for Alt-Fuel Conversion Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate - CNG RefuelingIn the U.S. State of Ohio, a legislative committee voted recently to approve rules regarding the Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Grant (AFVC) program. This grant will help reduce up-front costs of vehicles powered by natural gas. The AFVC grant will reimburse business owners for a portion of the cost of replacing or converting a vehicle to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or propane autogas (LPG). Read more »

Port of Tallinn Discounts Tonnage Fees for LNG-Fuelled Vessels

| Estonia, Tallinn

Estonia's Port of TallinnEstonia’s Port of Tallinn is determined to stimulate the adoption of environmentally friendlier technologies in the Baltic Sea shipping sector. To aid that goal, it will offer a discount of four percent on tonnage fees to all ships that use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their primary fuel when calling at the Port’s harbours. The discount applies from the start of 2018. Read more »

Ontario Incentivises Low-Carbon Vehicles for Businesses

| Canada, Toronto ON

Ontario government buildingThe Canadian Province of Ontario is helping businesses reduce their carbon impact through a new program that helps companies buy low-carbon vehicles and fuel-saving devices. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. Read more »

Spain Approves Incentives for Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_IDAE-logoSpain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, through the IDAE, last month approved the provision of €35 million (USD 41.5m) for actions aimed at promoting alternative and efficient mobility, which includes an incentive of 20 million euros for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles ( LPG, natural gas, electricity and fuel cell). Read more »

French Government Plans to Boost Port Competitiveness with LNG Marine Fuel

| France, Le Havre

Edouard Phillipe CMA at AEM2017Participants at the Assises de la Economie de la Mer at Le Havre this week were addressed by Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, who shared his vision of a revitalised French maritime sector. With its ports far from dominant in European and international trade, new thinking, supportive policy and and a clear focus on new energy, in particular, LNG marine fuel, are required, the PM said. Read more »

Skoda Offers Bye-Bye Bonus for CNG Vehicles

| Germany
Skoda Octavia G-Tec CNG

Skoda Octavia G-Tec CNG

Take your old diesel car off the roads in Germany, replace it with a new Škoda Octavia G-tec or Octavia Combi G-tec and receive up to € 7,000 (USD 8,150) in environmental benefit as a ‘Bye-Bye bonus’. The offer remains valid until December 31, 2017 and applies to diesel engines that operate under European Emissions Standards 1 through 4. Read more »

Legislation Moves Natural Gas to Professional Fuel Status in France

| France, Paris
Air Liquide LCNG Station in Duttlenheim

Air Liquide LCNG Station in Duttlenheim

An increasing number of road transport operators have chosen natural gas fuel in the Alpine valleys of France to contribute to the emergence of clean mobility that preserves the quality of the air. Until now, users of this fuel have not been eligible for an excise consideration and are therefore financially disadvantaged compared to their competitors who use diesel. Read more »

N.J. Board of Public Utilities to Gauge NGV Interest with Grant Program

| USA, Trenton NJ

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) has established a compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy vehicle grant program for trucks and buses that are listed as heavy duty vehicles Class 5 through 8. The $200,000 grant program will fund a portion of incremental cost of a CNG powered vehicle over a comparable diesel vehicle. Applications open November 20. Read more »

Sweden’s 2018 Budget Supports Biogas as Transportation Fuel

| Sweden, Stockholm

Biogas Bus in SwedenThe Swedish government’s new budget takes an important step to promote biogas (biomethane), a renewable natural gas, by carrying forward a bonus arrangement through to 2018. The policy target is independence from fossil fuels by 2030 and fossil free from 2050. Read more »