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Industry Groups and Leaders Advocate Clean Transportation Priorities as Part of Federal Economic Rec

A diverse collection of clean transportation leaders and industry groups have developed policy priorities related to economic recovery from the deepening recession caused by COVID-19. Clean Fuels Ohio plans to engage with specific partners, especially Transportation Energy Partners (TEP), and focus attention on the Ohio Congressional delegation. “It’s important that clean transportation solutions play an important role to drive economic recovery,” said Jason Phillips, Policy Director for Clean Fuels Ohio. “This is especially needed in a state like Ohio where vehicle manufacturing, supply chains and logistics are so vital to our economy.” TEP’s policy agenda prioritizes two policy issues: 1)

Development of Electric Vehicles in Ohio Needs Jolt

Originally published in The Vindicator Our country's automotive history is deeply rooted in Ohio's Mahoning Valley. The Packard Motor Co. built its first car, which ran on a single cylinder engine, in 1899 in Warren. Over six decades later, General Motors brought a sprawling industrial complex to Lordstown that churned out more than 16 million vehicles over its lifetime. Today, we can write the next chapter of our automotive history as we begin to rebuild our economy after the coronavirus pandemic. If Ohio wants to keep leading in American auto manufacturing, we must be geared towards developing, manufacturing, and driving vehicles that also run on electricity. Electric cars and trucks are n

Ohio EPA 2020 VW Settlement Fund Update and Webinar

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) announced it will open the Ohio VW Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund 2020 Funding Opportunity for Diesel Fleet and Equipment Owners June 1, 2020. Applications for vehicle and engine replacements must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020. Clean Fuels Ohio will be hosting a webinar on June 10, 2020 to provide an overview of the program, eligibility requirements, program funding levels, project scoring process, and best practices to prepare a competitive and successful application. Please click here to register for the webinar. The 2020 Ohio VW Diesel Mitigation Trust Funding will available for: Owners of eligible medium and heav

Ohio EPA Plans Round 3 of Volkswagen Funding in Early June as Coalition Urges Program Changes

The Ohio EPA (OEPA) has updated their website confirming that round three of the Diesel Mitigation Trust (DMT) will be released in a funding solicitation on June 1, 2020. Prior to the announcement, a coalition of interested fleets, local governments, and clean energy and air advocates, and industry stakeholders sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director, Laurie Stevenson. The letter urged changes advocates said would more accurately measure emissions reductions from the program and achieve greater positive health impacts in Ohio communities. According to advocates, the underlying issue is new diesel vehicles, such as school buses and garbage trucks, emit levels of pollution

2020 Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo Goes Digital

For the past several years, Clean Fuels Ohio has hosted the Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo in Columbus, Ohio during the fall. Unfortunately because the global pandemic has raised many questions about the safety of travel and large group gatherings, the Clean Fuels Ohio staff and Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the in-person conference and move the event to a digital platform. Clean Fuels Ohio has partnered with the app development team, Whova, to ease the transition of the event to the digital space. While details are still being formalized, attendees can expect the same level of high-value content. The Whova app allows the conference to provide presentations an

Clean Fuels Ohio Hosts Webinar on Best Practices and Funding for EV Charging Site Hosts

On Thursday, May 28, at 11 am EDT, Clean Fuels Ohio will host a webinar on electric vehicle (EV) charging best practices and funding sources. Those interested can register in advance. The intended audiences are retailers, local governments, parking garages, and others who are currently hosting EV charging sites or are considering investing in that at some point. It also will be relevant to charging at workplaces and residential complexes. The webinar will be especially useful to utilities, local governments, state agencies or others who are currently or planning to provide any type of incentive funding for EV charging sites. It is important that funding agencies base eligibility, funding cri

Upcoming Fleets Webinar

Clean Fuels Ohio is pleased to be partnering with Benchmark Biodiesel to host an upcoming webinar for fleets: This webinar will feature Benchmark Biodiesel and Clean Fuels Ohio to sharing the benefits of transitioning your fleet to being run on biodiesel! Join us June 2nd at 1 PM for the insightful event. Sign up here. Benchmark Biodiesel is a Clean Fuels Ohio member with a strong track record of supplying the best biodiesel product to public and private fleets throughout the state. In addition to bringing expertise on biodiesel quality, delivery, handling, storage, and dispensing, Benchmark has also been a leader in developing innovative and cost-effective contracting options for fleets. I

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