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DeWine Sworn in as Ohio Governor Appointment Will Impact Advanced Transportation

In mid-January, Mike DeWine was sworn in as Ohio's 70th governor. DeWine, a Cedarville, Ohio Republican, has served as lieutenant governor of Ohio under George Voinovich, then U.S. senator, and most recently as Ohio's attorney general. DeWine succeeds former Governor John Kasich. DeWine has made numerous appointments of individuals to direct state agencies. Included are several agencies that can impact advanced transportation fuels and vehicle technologies: Ohio Innovation office: John Husted, newly elected Ohio lieutenant governor Ohio EPA: Laurie Stevenson, formerly deputy director of business relations for the Ohio EPA Ohio Department of Transportation: Jack Marchbanks, formerly assistan

CMAQ Rule Simplification May Free up Millions in Funding for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

As appeared in ACT News The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program provides millions of dollars of funding across the country for clean vehicle projects. CMAQ was created in 1992 following passage of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA). The program is designed to reduce air pollution from transportation sources, primarily by reducing traffic congestion and single passenger car travel in urban areas. However, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) always have been explicitly eligible for funding, but unfortunately, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) policy under the Trump Administration has eliminated funding for AFVs. On a positive note, a simplification of bureaucratic rules could ch

2019 Funding & Financing Forecast

While the business case for alternative fuel vehicles remains strong for many applications, incentives can help speed up a project's timetable or shorten return on investment. Click here to download the following Clean Fuels Ohio's table of Ohio funding options that are expected this year. Clean Fuels Ohio will provide regular updates to members and plans to conduct webinars on these incentive programs. We will also offer guidance and best practices to members on how to write competitive applications and will take the paper work off your desk by developing award-winning applications for your fleet project. Our track record of success in competitive grant programs includes securing $38 mill

Congressional Committee Assignments Announced; New Chairs Named

New committee assignments have been announced for the 116th Congress which began on January 3rd. The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has also announced new chair assignments. These assignments will impact efforts to advance alternative fuel and vehicle adoption by consumers and fleets. With continued Republican control of the Senate, chair assignments have remained mostly the same. However, with the Democrats now in control of Congress, new chairs have been named for all House committees. Notably, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D- Toledo) has been named Chair of the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee to the full Appropriations Committee. This subcommittee is responsible f

Dayton Power & Light Files EV Plan with PUCO

On December 21, 2018, Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) filed a grid modernization plan with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The plan included a proposal to install 40-50 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations over a three-year period for a total capital investment of $5 million. DP&L proposed that they install, own, and operate the chargers. With this plan, DP&L becomes the second major Ohio operating utility to propose an EV charging investment plan to Ohio regulators. These stations would be a mix of Level 2 and DC fast chargers. Kevin Hall, Director of Operations at DP&L, testified that DP&L anticipated the charging stations would be installed along major interstate corridors,

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