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REGISTER TODAY! 2019 NEDC Partners Meeting, July 11, 2019, Providence Mariott Downtown,1 Orms Street, Providence, RI

For more information, please contact Gary Rennie or Hannah Greenberg.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for his event? Please contact Lauren Lariviere.

 

Dear Colleague,

Register for NEDC Partners Meeting

The Northeast Diesel Collaborative will be hosting its 2019 Partners Meeting on July 11th. This event will include presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics related to technologies, funding, and practices to reduce diesel emissions in the northeast. And join us for a free tour of the Port of Providence on the afternoon of July 10th!

The meeting's featured topics include:

  • VW settlement and DERA funding opportunities
  • Innovative State Funding Programs for Clean Transportation
  • Alternative fuel technologies and practices
  • Port and marine freight emissions reductions strategies

Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Speakers Bios (PDF)

Logistics

The meeting will be held at the Providence Marriott Downtown. This location is a 10-minute walk from the Providence Amtrak station, and free parking is available at the hotel.

The Providence Marriott Downtown has a block of rooms at a discounted rate for those attending this event. These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and can be reserved online or by calling the hotel at (401) 272-2400 and requesting the NEDC Partner Meeting rate. The last day to book at this discounted rate is June 13th.

Don't miss this convening of alt fuel experts, state government representatives, and community leaders from across the northeast!


Waterson Terminal Services Enters Green Marine Environmental Certification Program

Alternative Fuels Corridor

Providence, RI –
Waterson Terminal Services announced today they will enter into an environmental certification program with Green Marine for its stevedoring and terminal operations at ProvPort. Green Marine is a leading North American environmental certification program for the maritime transportation industry. The program is a voluntary initiative to surpass regulatory requirements within the maritime industry.


Webinar - Putting Public Dollars to Work: Voucher Incentive Programs for Cleaner Trucks and Buses


Webinar - Putting Public Dollars to Work: Voucher Incentive Programs for Cleaner Trucks and Buses

On December 4th, the NEDC and CALSTART hosted a webinar that looked at the benefits and opportunities of implementing medium-duty and heavy-duty clean vehicle voucher incentive programs (VIPs) in the northeast. The webinar included a presentation from CALSTART on VIPs and from NYC DOT on the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program and the multitude of emissions and community benefits that have resulted from this project.

The webinar presentations can be view here:


Check out the recent case study on the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) presented to the NEDC by CALSTART

NYT-VIP comprises three unique funds that provide voucher incentives for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices (DECDs) in New York. The first of these three funds are now available.

In the News

  • New study quantifies the global health impacts of vehicle exhaust
    New study provides a picture of the global, regional, and local health impacts attributable to emissions from four transportation subsectors: on-road diesel vehicles, other on-road vehicles, shipping, and non-road mobile engines such as agricultural and construction equipment. The study, by researchers from the International Council on Clean Transportation, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the University of Colorado Boulder, links state-of-the-art vehicle emissions, air pollution, and epidemiological models to estimate health impacts at the global, regional, national, and local levels in 2010 and 2015. Also, see statement from Diesel Technology Forum suggesting that the "Research Validates the Benefits of New-Technology Diesel Engines."
  • EPA awards more than $570,000 to reduce diesel emissions in New Bedford Harbor to protect health
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $579,991 grant to CLF Ventures for installation of multiple marine engines on a tug boat based out of New Bedford, Mass. The grant is made available under a competitive national grant program administered by EPA with funding authorized by Congress under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
  • EPA Funding Will Help Clean Diesel Projects in New England States
    Annual program funding and Competitive grants yield $3.1 Million for New England projects
    EPA's State Clean Diesel Program awarded a total of approximately $1.7 million to the six New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont to support states' efforts to reduce diesel pollution. In addition to the state program funding, under a competitive national grant competition EPA also awarded over $1.4 million for projects in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts to reduce diesel emissions.
  • Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Info
  • EPA Awards nearly $2 Million to Fund Clean Diesel Projects in Connecticut and Massachusetts
    Grants made available under the FY16 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program will assist the Connecticut Maritime Foundation, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in marine vessel repowering and vehicle replacement projects. For more information about this announcement, click here.
  • EPA Rebates Will Fund Cleaner School Buses in 88 Communities
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), is awarding more than $7.7 million to replace or retrofit 401 older diesel school buses in 88 school bus fleets across 27 states. Please click here for more info.

Funding Opportunities