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Picture Brightens for DOE Clean Cities Based on Congressional Omnibus Spending Bill Just Released

Yesterday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released the details of the $1.3 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government through the end of the current federal fiscal year, September 2018. Within the 2,232 pages of details Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) identified a few lines concerning funding for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities program. (Pictured L-R Kevin Vincent of Workhorse, Sam Spofforth, Frank Edwards of Linden's Propane) Based on the released Omnibus bill, Clean Cities would receive $37.8 million, a $3.8 million increase from the fiscal year 2017 and 2016 budgets. “This certainly is encouraging news,” said Sam Spofforth, Execut

ALERT: Ohio’s Alternative Fuels Conversion Grant Funds Still Available but Going Quickly

(Columbus)—On March 20th, the Ohio EPA began accepting applications for the Alternative Fuels Conversion Grant. The grant is being administered by the Ohio EPA. Grant will cover 50% of the incremental cost of a CNG or Propane vehicle up to $25,000. Vehicles weighing 26,000 pounds or more are eligible to apply. Vehicles must drive over 50% of their miles within the State of Ohio. Entities are capped at $400,000. Importantly, the Ohio EPA just recently clarified funding rules. Applicants need only provide documentation of a quote for an eligible CNG or Propane vehicle compared with a quote for a diesel or gasoline vehicle with the same specifications, then take the difference between the

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