September 25, 2023

Transportation Decarbonization

NJ’s Push Toward Clean Cars Rule Sparks Vigorous Debate
New Jersey’s planned adoption of California’s Advanced Clean Car II  rules stirred a heated exchange as business groups argued that the state is far from ready for a sudden surge in electric vehicle use.
Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Moves Ahead with Advanced Clean Car and Truck Rules

Maryland is the eighth state to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which will require all new light-duty vehicles sold in the state to be zero emission by 2035.

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Proactive Hosting Capacity Planning is Essential for Evolving Grid
Utilities and customers both benefit when proactive hosting capacity planning is used to get ahead of the rising demand for distributed energy resources, panelists at the RE+ conference in Las Vegas said.
United Nations
UN Report Calls for Quicker Global Emissions Reductions
The United Nations' global stocktake report showed that while some steps have been taken on climate change, more work is needed and soon to avoid its worst impacts.
DOE Report Lays out Commercialization Path for VPPs
The Department of Energy released a report outlining how to bring more virtual power plants online, which can be a money-saving way of helping to balance the grid and maintain resource adequacy.
NJ Businesses Demand Halt to EV Sales Promotion Rules
New Jersey’s plan to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII) rules should be abandoned, a coalition of 100 business groups said in a letter to legislative leaders.
Atlas Public Policy/SACE
Report: Southeast Leads US on EV Manufacturing, but Lags on Sales
The Southeast Alliance for Clean Energy's report found that despite being responsible for 40% of all new investments in EV manufacturing, sales in the Southeast range from only 2.5% to 7% of vehicle sales, below the national average.
Treasury Previews ‘Phase 2’ of IRA Tax Credit Rollout

Starting in 2024, consumers buying an electric vehicle that qualifies for a $7,500 tax credit under the Inflation Reduction Act.

Report Shows Rapidly Growing Need for EV Chargers in Calif.

California will need to double its public EV charging infrastructure between 2030 and 2035, according to a new report by the state's Energy Commission.

DOE Puts Up $15.5 Billion to Retool Factories for EVs
DOE announced $15.5 billion from several sources that will help American manufacturers retool for EVs, preserving well-paying jobs in the process.

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