EP-ACT Newsletter

Driving Together, Toward a Greener Tomorrow

September 2020 News, Events & Funding

Welcome the newest member of the EP-ACT team, Michelle Tran!  Michelle is a junior at Loyola University in Maryland pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Writing.  She joined the EP-ACT team as Communications Intern, to help grow our social media engagement and online promotional efforts.  We are excited to have Michelle's talent and passion help us ensure clean air for future generations! Check out her full bio at ep-act.org/staff.

Did you know the number of electric cars registered in Pennsylvania increased 50 percent in 2018, as more drivers seek this zero-emission option for work or personal use?

Learn how you can drive electric. The Drive Electric PA Coalition of state agencies and partners will host Amped: The Benefits and Basics of Driving Electric Vehicles, a free webinar series September 28–October 1, during National Drive Electric Week.

Webinars are tailored for municipal leaders (Monday 11:00 am), business owners (Tuesday 11:00 am), consumers (Wednesday 11:00 am and Thursday 6:00 pm), and fleet managers (Thursday 1:00 pm). Speakers from around the state will share their knowledge and experiences as experts or new converts to get you as close to driving electric as virtually possible. Register now, and plug into the electric transportation trend. Questions welcome!

RGGI - What We Know About the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

A key oversight board is advancing a proposed regulation that would have Pennsylvania join a regional cap-and-trade program.  Those who want Pennsylvania in RGGI say it would be an important step to mitigate climate change and help grow the economy. People who want to keep the commonwealth out of RGGI say it won’t cut emissions and will eliminate jobs.  The key issues are laid out in this informative article by StateImpact.

On Sept 24, Gov. Wolf Vetoed HB 2025.  Here's how the PA House Voted

Fleet Electrification: Pt 1 EV Work Trucks

Louisiana Clean Cities 

September 30, 2020 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

LCF is hosting a two-part webinar series for fleets to discuss electrification. The webinar will feature Michael Coates, the editor of the Clean Fleets Report who will facilitate a moderated discussion with Keith Brandis with the Volvo Lights project, Alexander Voets with Daimler Trucks North America, and Kurt Neutgens of Orange EV. EPACT is a network sponsor for this event.

Odyssey Day - PRCC 25th Anniversary

Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities 

October 2, 2020 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Mark your calendar for this free virtual event taking place October 2! Congratulate Rick and his team as they celebrate the milestones and accomplishment of the past quarter century. Tony will be joining the State Programs and Funding panel from 12:45 - 1:30pm.  To join the fun, Register Here!

Alt Wheels Fleet Day 2020

October 5, 2020 

The premier annual event promoting alternative and sustainable transportation solutions for corporate and municipal fleet managers on the East Coast.  Join Alt Wheels, EP-ACT and other co-host for a day of outstanding content at this FREE EVENT.  Register Here!

PEDA Energy Restart Grants

PA DEP is accepting applications thru 10/2/20 for energy projects that were disrupted due to COVID 19.  

AFIG Program

PA DEP is accepting alternative vehicle and fueling applications thru 12/11/20

Ingevity ANG Grant Application

Learn more about this coordinated application and participation opportunities

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