IRS Sets Deadline for 2014 Claims for $0.50 Alternative Fuel Credit

IRS Notice 2015-3 establishes procedures for claiming the $0.50 credit for alternative fuel sold or used in calendar year 2014. The notice released on January 16 indicates that a single one-time claim for all alternative fuels, including CNG and LNG should be made no later than August 8, 2015. Claims should be made using Form […]

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NCWM to Vote on Diesel Gallon Equivalent Proposal This Summer

This past week, the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) held its Interim Meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida. Weights and measure officials for the second year in a row have designated the diesel gallon equivalent issue as a voting item for the upcoming annual meeting. During Monday’s open-session hearing there was a spirited discussion […]

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Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils $55 Million Advanced Vehicle R&D Effort

On Thursday, U.S. DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that the department is making available “more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy.” The effort is heavily focused on improving fuel efficiency and fuel economy and includes significant funding for electric vehicles. Of interest to NGV advocates […]

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DOE Requests Comments on Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR)

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published information relating to its second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR). A 2015 Framing Document has been released, and according to DOE it is the “principle means of facilitating stakeholder engagement in the QTR process. The framing document describes the Nation’s energy landscape and challenges, important research, development, […]

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Congress Unlikely to Pass an Increase in Federal Gas Tax This Year

In a speech Thursday to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), said that the Congress is unlikely to pass an increase in the federal gas tax this year. Chairman Shuster (R-PA) said a deal to boost U.S. infrastructure funding will likely have to […]

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Sen. Inhofe Takes Over Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

This week, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) took the gavel of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, eight years after he gave it up. The assignment makes him the top Senator in charge of building our nations’ transportation infrastructure. “We’re going to be very busy on this committee,” Inhofe said at the panel’s first meeting […]

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PG&E Sells Three Million GGEs of Natural Gas in 2014

On Thursday, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that its CNG fueling stations provided three million GGEs to thousands of customers in 2014. The use of these vehicles resulted in a substantial reduction of carbon emissions. Across 70,000 square-miles in Northern and Central California, PG&E owns and operates 24 publicly-accessible CNG vehicle fueling stations. […]

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Constellation Enters CNG Market, Purchases Seven CNG Stations

Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, announced an agreement with CNG Fuel, Inc. to acquire seven CNG fueling stations in Indiana and Ohio. Constellation will own and operate the stations as public/private-access fueling sites for regional and interstate transportation fleets. “The addition of CNG to Constellation’s retail offerings will help our customers accelerate fleet conversions […]

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Clean Energy Earns Grant to Construct CNG Station in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) announced a $642,894 grant has been awarded to Clean Energy toward the construction of a CNG fueling station in College Township, Centre County. The CNG station will be located off of Route 26 and will be accessible to the public in addition to providing fuel for Centre County Recycling and […]

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Obama Administration Announces Goal for Reducing Methane Emissions

On Thursday, the White House announced a new goal to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40–50 percent by 2025. According to details released this week, the Administration intends to propose new regulations as well as expand voluntary efforts already underway to meet this goal. The most significant regulatory step announced […]

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