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October 7, 2014

Calif. Considering Taxing Hybrids and EVs

A bill circulating in California's legislature would lead to higher taxes against drivers of battery-electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles because it would replace the state's gas tax with a "road usage charge" that levies taxes by miles driven.

September 24, 2014

Electric-Vehicles Bolstered With New Calif. Legislation

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation that will lead to additional alternative fuel and technology vehicles on the road by 2023.

September 18, 2014

Feds to Boost Ethanol Targets, Official Says

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has offered support to ethanol producers facing challenges, saying that the White House is committed to boosting use of the fuel in the country's gasoline supply.

August 28, 2014

Delay in Biofuel Mandate Hurts U.S. Biodiesel Industry

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

August 28, 2014

City of Chicago Considering E-15 Mandate

A City of Chicago alderman has been pushing a new ordinance that would require most fueling stations in the city to offer the E-15 blend of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol.

July 23, 2014

Indiana CNG Tax Break Earns Recognition

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition worked with a state representative to boost fleet incentives to use natural-gas vehicles.

July 7, 2014

Fleet Embraces Minnesota's Biodiesel Mandate

Minnesota began requiring all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel on July 1, becoming the first state to mandate sales of the B-10 blend.

June 18, 2014

Minnesota Law Paves Way for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law a bill making it easier for the state's fleet manager to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles by allowing purchasing decisions based on total operating costs rather than initial cost.

April 23, 2014

EPA Rolls Back Cellulosic Ethanol Mandate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has eased 2013 requirements for cellulosic ethanol blending in the nation's gasoline supply following a lack of production of ethanol fuels from feedstock such as algae, wood chips, and other biomass

March 13, 2014

Okla. CNG Legislation Moves Forward

The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would expand compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure in the state's 77 counties with tax revenue already collected on natural gas and oil extraction.

February 19, 2014

Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

February 4, 2014

FLEET Act Would Green U.S. Postal Fleet

A federal bill introduced in late January would authorize the U.S. Postal Service to use energy savings performance contracts to improve the efficiency of its fleet of delivery vehicles.

January 8, 2014

Congress Allows Biodiesel Tax Incentive to Lapse Again

Congress has allowed a biodiesel tax incentive to lapse at year’s end. The $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax incentive expired on Dec. 31. The biodiesel incentive also expired in 2010 and 2012.

November 8, 2013

U.S., Canadian Leaders Move to Affect Climate Change

A group consisting of the governors of Oregon, Washington, and California, as well as British Columbia Environmental Minister Mary Polak, recently signed a climate change agreement that will require the support of state legislatures moving forward.

August 17, 2011

Proposed 2025 CAFE Standards to be the Catalyst for the Hybridization of Fleets

The 2025 CAFE rules will have a dramatic impact on the types of future vehicles in fleet operations. Currently, no OEM can meet the 2025 CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg, which will double the average EPA-rated fuel economy for all OEMs selling vehicles in the U.S. in less than two decades. Today, only a handful of models get 39 mpg or more. To achieve this standard, the government plans to incentivize the use of advanced technologies, such as hybrid powertrains and vehicle electrification.

May 2, 2011

Florida Sen. Mike Bennett Promotes Biodiesel Mandate Bill

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Sen. Mike Bennett (R.) has proposed a bill that would mandate minimum biodiesel usage in all diesel fuels sold by dealers or wholesalers in Florida.

February 8, 2011

Senate Bill Seeks Tax Credit for Plug-in Hybrid Trucks

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) has introduced legislation that would give businesses a tax credit for purchasing medium- or heavy-duty plug-in hybrid trucks. Moreover, the bill would provide consumers with a rebate worth up to $7,500 for plug-in electric vehicles at the time of purchase.

February 1, 2011

Biofuels Bill Would Mandate More Flex-Fuel Vehicles

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Jan. 25 led a group of senators in introducing legislation aimed at expanding markets for biofuels. The bill would increase the number of flex-fuel vehicles on the road, increase the number of blender pumps dispensing biofuels, and authorize loan guarantees for the construction of renewable fuel pipelines.

December 28, 2010

First-Year Bonus Depreciation Increased to 100 Percent

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853) was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 17, 2010. The legislation includes an extension of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010's "bonus depreciation" allowance through the end of 2011, and increases that amount from 50 percent to100 percent. Here's what it means to fleets.

December 23, 2010

U.S. House Approves Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

WASHINGTON - Update: President Obama signed The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) into law on Jan. 4, 2011. DERA was reauthorized for five more years after the President's signature, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.



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