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Forum Insights: Looking at Key Sectors of the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic's Economy - Ag, Construction, Goods Movement and More

August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

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This session is designed for anyone interested in learning more about trucks, construction and farm equipment use in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC. The live session will explore the current population of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment and trends in these states, and current and future regulations that will impact the technology used in these key economic sectors and the clean air, climate and other considerations.

Attendees will also look at data, characteristics and the role of heavy-duty engines and equipment in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including the agricultural, transportation, construction and industrial equipment sectors. We will explore emissions profiles, fuel use including biofuels, new and existing technology and take a look at the trends and policies shaping the future.

Economic, environmental and energy considerations are emerging as top of mind issues in the wake of COVID-19. We will examine the current state of technology powering key sectors of the regions' economies, and where is it headed for the future.

Who should attend?

State legislators, city and county leaders, fleet managers, members of the media and those with academic interests who follow policy and issues in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

Registration is free but space is limited.

State Fact Sheets:

News and data on how diesel powers the Northeast’s and Mid-Atlantic’s economy, is the backbone of transportation systems and how policymakers in the region recognize the value of clean diesel technology.


Plugging In: Electric Trucks in the Northeast

On June 25, 2020, the Clean Freight Corridors Working Group of the Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC) hosted an interactive session to get ready for electric truck technology. The webinar looked at current state and outlook for technology and charging infrastructure, as well as what we in the Northeast can do to make adoption of these technologies by fleets and facilities viable and attractive.

Agenda:

  • Welcome - Abby Swaine, SmartWay and Clean Freight Programs, US EPA Region 1
  • Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Program - Ben Mandel, Northeast Regional Director, CALSTART
  • Run on Less: Electric Trucks in Regional Haul - Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, NACFE
  • New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program - Adam Ruder, Assistant Director, Clean Tranportation, NYSERDA
  • New York City Clean Trucks Program - Susan McSherry, Alternative Fuels Director, NYCDOT
  • Q&A / Discussion

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CHECK OUT THE PRESENTATIONS HERE!


Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Webinar Presentations

Electric cars at charging station
Photo credit: nrel.gov

On April 30, NEDC hosted a webinar on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technologies and applications. To learn more about this exciting technology that is changing the way we think of energy distribution and sustainability goals, check out the following presentations or feel free to contact us.

In the News

  • EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI)
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting pre-proposal comments on a rulemaking effort known as the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI). This advance notice describes EPA’s plans for a new rulemaking that would establish new emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines. It also describes opportunities to streamline and improve certification procedures to reduce costs for engine manufacturers. The EPA is seeking input on this effort from the public, including all interested stakeholders, to inform the development of a subsequent notice of proposed rulemaking.

    The docket for this ANPR is available at regulations.gov Docket ID #EPA-HQ-OAR-2019-0055.
  • Public draft of EPA's "Methodologies for Estimating Port-Related and Goods Movement Mobile Source Emission Inventories" is now available.
    This document describes the latest, state-of-the-science methodologies for preparing a port-related emissions inventory for six mobile source sectors: ocean-going vessels, harbor craft, recreational marine, cargo handling equipment, onroad vehicles, and rail. This draft document reflects new data sources and model availability, and integrates the lessons learned from practical experience with EPA-Port Everglades Partnership and National Port Strategy Assessment. In addition, EPA encourages stakeholders to use this document when developing inventories. EPA will consider any feedback received on the public draft in a future revision to this document. This document supersedes EPA's 2009 "Current Methodologies in Preparing Mobile Source Port-Related Emission Inventories."
  • Waterson Terminal Services Enters Green Marine Environmental Certification Program
    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.

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