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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.


  • 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



Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Webinar Presentations

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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.

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal Grants
2020 Request for Applications Now Open

Deadline to Apply - July 9, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $2.0 million in grant funding for tribal applicants. Under this grant competition, each applicant may request up to $800,000 in federal funding.

Priority is given to projects that achieve significant reduction in diesel emissions and exposure in areas designated as having poor air quality, and in areas receiving a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets.

Tribal governments (or intertribal consortiums) and Alaskan native villages, which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, are eligible to apply for Tribal DERA grants.

Use of Funding
Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include:

  • School buses
  • Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles
  • Locomotive engines
  • Marine engines
  • Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).

Informational Webinars:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020; 1 to 2 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020; 3 to 4 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020; 3 to 4 p.m. ET
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Click to Visit the DERA Tribal Grants Web Page for Application Materials and Eligibility Information


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 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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