Save the Date for EP-ACT's 4th Annual Golf Outing!

Let's try this again... EPACT is planning to host it's 4th Annual Golf Outing on June 22, 2021.  Enjoy a morning of fresh air, team building and comradery at Top Golf located in Mt Laurel, NJ. This is a great way to bring businesses together, invite potential new customers or to thank your longstanding partners for their business. Following golf we will enjoy lunch and our awards ceremony.  Sign ups for the event will be available once the new website is officially launched. Stay tuned!!

EP-ACT Call For Award Nominations

Each year EP-ACT present awards to companies that have helped our organization accomplish its mission of petroleum displacement and environmental benefits to our region, through use of alternative fuels within the transportation sector. Nomination your fleet or one that you work with for one or more of the categories on our *New* Google Forms format. Your help in identifying these exemplary organizations is greatly appreciated!

Submit Your Nomination Here!

Blue Bird Delivers North America's First V2G-Capable Electric School Bus 

Blue Bird Corp., an independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, has delivered the first operational DC fast-charge vehicle-to-grid (V2G)-capable school bus in North America, utilizing technology from Nuvve Holding Corp. Nuvve’s V2G platform allows the school bus batteries to store energy, including renewable energy generated from sources like wind and solar, when the grid doesn’t have immediate need for it. This allows fleets to sell stored energy from the school bus batteries to the grid when demand calls for it. The Nuvve V2G system can also be used to supply energy back to the school and intelligently charge the buses during non-peak hours to reduce peak-consumption energy costs. 

Interested in electrifying your school bus fleet?  Contact Tony if you'd like Blue Bird to bring their new EV bus to your school district.

Transportation & Climate Initiative Program Updates

On March 1, state leaders from the Transportation & Climate (TCI) Initiative shared updates on the TCI-P.  The TCI-P is a regional program, composed of several components, starting with a binding cap on pollution from gasoline and diesel fuel used for transportation. The Model Rule is the template each state will use to establish regulations that will hold fuel suppliers accountable for the pollution created by the fuel they sell. The recording of the webinar along with FAQ, updated resources and Draft Model Rule information can be found here.  

Draft Model Rule

Input is Needed by April 1

NOI: Low Greenhouse Gas Technologies, Research, Development and Deployment

The US Department of Energy released a Notice of Intent to fund several topic areas that push the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration and deployment, and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of disadvantage communities.  To learn more, click here.  To partner with EPACT, please contact us today!

April 14, 2021

What is RGGI and Why Should PA Participate?

Washington & Jefferson College Webinar

April 14, 2021 at 11:00am

RGGI is an initiative of 10 New England and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector while generating economic growth. Together Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York Rhode Island and Vermont cap and reduce their power sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is achieved by setting a regional cap or limit CO2 emissions from electric power plants in the participating states. The proposal has been met with concerns from some business and energy groups. CEPM will host Allen Landis, PA DEP , to explore Pennsylvania’s move to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

April 15, 2021

DEPA Coalition Meeting

Drive Electric Pennsylvania

April 15, 2021 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

 We will learn about the new heavy-duty electric vehicle models released by Volvo/Mack Trucks, hear the latest updates and upcoming changes for DEP’s electric vehicle grant programs, share news and updates with each other, and learn about ACEEE’s recent State Electrification Scorecard which ranked Pennsylvania 17th among the 50 states and Washington D.C. Everyone will be free to share written or verbal electric vehicle updates during member updates.

May 11, 2021

RNG Summit - Fort Worth, TX

RNG Coalition

May 11, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm

RNG SUMMIT programs are designed to provide representatives from each sector of the renewable natural gas (RNG) industry with a real-time update on RNG-relevant federal policy (legislation and regulation), to give members an opportunity to participate in the RNG Coalition's ongoing advocacy and education meetings with key Congressional members and staff on Capitol Hill, and to facilitate member networking

EP-ACT Fact of the Month: The average US household spends 3.27% of its income on vehicle fuel in 2018

Using annual vehicle miles of travel, fuel price and vehicle fuel efficiency, researchers at Argonne National Laboratory estimated the share of household income that was spent on vehicle fuel. The study concluded that vehicle fuel efficiency was a major factor in transportation affordability, and as a result, increased adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles, especially among low-income households, could have a large impact on improving affordability. 

Last Call!  Annual Fuel Data Collection

PA EV Roadmap 2021 Update

API Climate Action Framework

Office: 215-990-8200  Address: 1900 Market St. Suite 800 Philadelphia PA 19103

EP-ACT Staff and Board of Directors would like to thank all of our members and stakeholders for supporting our coalition and mission. 

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