Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P)
The Vt. Agency of Natural Resources will adopt four California vehicle emission standards by the end of the year so they will be effective for model year 2026.
A task group of the Vermont Climate Council will take an extra six months to identify an alternative to TCI-P for reducing transportation emissions.
As federal infrastructure funds arrive, TCI-P revenue looks less and less likely. Where does that leave EVs in Massachusetts?
The Western Climate Initiative is one option the Vermont Climate Council will explore to replace TCI-P in its Climate Action Plan released in December.
With Northeast states backing out of joining TCI-P, states now have a major funding gap for their plans to clean up the transportation sector.
New York is trying to reduce transportation-related pollution not only by promoting EVs, but by increasing the availability of public buses and light rail.
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Vermont’s climate action plan will not abandon the potential for state TCI-P participation entirely, despite the program’s uncertainty.
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Connecticut Environmental advocates vow to maintain pressure on lawmakers to pass enabling legislation for the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program.
Gov. Ned Lamont said he would not pursue the TCI-P next year, arguing that rising gas prices make the enabling legislation “a pretty tough rock to push."
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Consultants to the Vermont Climate Council modeled GHG emission reductions based on proposed actions from the council’s Cross-sector Mitigation Subcommittee.
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