CalNGV News - 2009 Archive

The Coalition publishes CalNGV News biweekly. Click the date to download issues in PDF format.


  • December 14
    CARB looks to amend diesel truck rule; Coalition gets seat on AB 118 Advisory Committee; EPA’s GHG finding allows rulemaking to proceed
  • November 30
    Coalition testifies on benefits of HOV lane access for single-occupant NGVs; CEC issues AB 118 solicitations; Westport inks Volvo deal
  • November 16
    CNG vehicles shine in new National Research Council report; SCAQMD approves more funds for ports; Toyota displays Camry hybrid
  • November 2
    Coalition prepares for hearings on key policy, funding issues; CARB begins revising Moyer guidelines; report says biomethane is best
  • October 19
    Coalition assesses 2009 policy results, identifies 2010 actions; port programs cut emissions early; WM’s Altamont LNG plant gears up
  • October 5
    Coalition responds to 2010–11 AB 118 Investment Plan; CARB revises LNG carbon intensities; Clean Energy makes deal to buy BAF Technologies
  • September 21
    Several NGV-related bills go to governor, but HOV bills await policy hearings; Coalition updates directory; port truck funds approved
  • September 7
    Natural gas projects earn large share of stimulus grants; Peterbilt adds NGVs; groups advocate expanded natural gas use
  • August 24
    CPUC votes to include natural gas in work on policies supporting state GHG goals; Coalition chair moves on; CARB OKs Hythane engine
  • August 10
    CARB releases new fuel analyses and proposed LCFS amendments; NGV provider BAF expands; Honda increases Civic GX retail availability
  • July 27
    Coalition asks CPUC to analyze natural gas opportunities, barriers; ports expect funds to buy 500 LNG trucks; House OKs NGV RD&D bill
  • July 13
    Senate considers version of NAT GAS Act; HOV lane bills advance; EPA grants California’s waiver; Clean Energy opens ports station
  • June 29
    Biomethane summit draws overflow crowd; Port of Oakland OKs clean truck program; Mack debuts natural gas refuse truck
  • June 15
    Prop. 1B funds shift to SCAQMD; Fuel Systems completes FuelMaker purchase; natural gas truck options expand; air regulations save lives
  • June 1
    Port AFV purchase incentive may end; California agrees to national vehicular GHG rules; ESI engines get 2010 certification
  • May 18
    L.A. Harbor Commission approves up to $44.2 million for alternative fuel trucks; HOV lane, funding bills advance; ISL G engine beats 2010 standards
  • May 4
    LCFS and AB 118 investment plan win approval; FuelMaker finds a buyer; court ruling preserves ports’ clean truck programs
  • April 20
    Final AB 118 plan reflects Coalition changes, goes to Energy Commission; federal NGV bill needs support; FuelMaker fate unsettled
  • April 6
    Revised AB 118 investment plan proposes $43 million for natural gas projects; stimulus funds for NGVs; CARB takes final comments on LCFS
  • March 23
    Coalition testifies at Senate hearing on LCFS; NGVs show well at Clean Heavy Duty conference; first look at NGV-related bills
  • March 9
    Coalition IDs NGVs’ potential, recommends projects for AB 118 funding; bills extend HOV access for solo-occupant NGVs; NGVs are lead option for ports
  • February 23
    Latest LCFS draft reflects Coalition comments, but some concerns remain; Coalition files new AB 118 comments; biomethane powers dairy trucks
  • February 9
    Coalition comments on AB 118 investment plan make the case for funding NGV projects; Coalition launches membership drive; port fees begin
  • January 26
    Target 2030 conference covers state policy terrain; CARB asks EPA to reconsider waiver; Sweden again shows biogas potential
  • January 12
    Draft AB 118 investment plan puts more emphasis on near-term GHG reductions; Coalition acts on 2009 priorities; 29 counties exceed PM limits

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