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 »

Colorado Channels VW Settlement toward Alt-Fuel Solutions

| USA, Washington DC | Source: Source: NGVAmerica

Encourages Officials to Maximize NOx Reductions by Investing in NG Technology for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica, the U.S. organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, safe and abundant transportation fuel, applauds the State of Colorado for its development of a draft Volkswagen settlement environmental mitigation plan. The plan focuses on maximizing emission benefits for Colorado’s citizens and significantly increases the use of clean alternative fuel technologies like natural gas vehicles. Read more »

California Approves $895 Million for Mobile-Source Emissions Reduction

| USA, Long Beach CA

Dedicates Cap & Trade Funds to Incentivize Purchase of Low-NOx Natural Gas Engines

In the U.S., the California state legislature passed a landmark series of bills late last week that provides $895 million towards programs that will reduce air pollution from mobile sources which are responsible for 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

Italy Updates Alt-Fuel Incentives for Road Freight Sector

| Italy, Rome
LNG Valtellina Logistica Sostenibile project

The Maganetti Group operates Iveco LNG Trucks

Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) gazetted on August 1st two decrees relating to alternative-fuelled road transportation: Decree No. 305 (20 June 2017) promulgating 2017 investment incentives for the road transport sector and the Implementing Decree (17 July 2017).  Read more »

Fuel Cards to Incentivise Trinidad CNG Adoption

| Trinidad, Pt. Lisas

Trinidad's NGC_and Scotiabank sign AgreementTrinidad’s NGC CNG Company Limited and Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited have signed an agreement to provide fuel cards to vehicle owners who switch to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), signalling a growing push to build the national natural gas fuel market. Read more »

PG&E Delivers $4 million in Rebates to CNG Fuel Customers

| USA, San Francisco CA

PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate - CNG RefuelingSan Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched a new Clean Fuel Rebate program for customers driving vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) as a clean transportation fuel. Eligible customers already have a CNG account and fill up at PG&E stations across Northern and Central California. The first rebate will be issued in 2017 and is expected to be an annual rebate through 2020. Read more »

Mexican City of Morelia Facilitates CNG Conversions

| Mexico, Morelia (Michoacán)

The City of Morelia, the capital of the central Mexican state of Michoacán, is receiving applications from public transport entities interested in participating in a program to convert vehicles from gasoline to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Marco Tulio Campos Vargas, city director of Environment and Sustainability, says the initiative aims to convert 1,400 vehicles between May 2017 and January 2018. Read more »

Alt-Fuel HD Vehicle Purchase Incentives Extended in Québec

| Canada, Montreal QC

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 »

Texas Bill Filed for Continuation of NGV Incentives

| USA, Austin TX
Texas CNG refueling

(Image: GHNGVA)

Legislation has been filed in the U.S. State of Texas to continue natural gas vehicle and station funding under the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP). Senate Bill 26 (SB 26), lodged 18 January, includes the Governmental Alternative Fuel Fleet Grant Program encouraging state fleets with more than 15 vehicles to purchase new alternative fuel vehicles. Read more »

Ontario Trucking Association Facilitates Fleet Transition to Natural Gas

| Canada, Toronto ON

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has issued a report entitled Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel for Canadian Truck Fleets: A Roadmap Toward Implementation. The report is intended to assist the Government of Ontario in the design of a heavy truck natural gas program as part of the Canadian province’s drive to reduce carbon emissions from heavy trucks, by proposing a funding model. Read more »