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Pennsylvania regulators adopt new EV charging policy

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Pennsylvania new regulations will clarify that electricity provided by EV chargers is not reselling or redistribution Pennsylvania utility regulators have approved a new policy aimed at clarifying rules about how power is resold, in an effort to promote investment in public electric vehicle charging stations. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission …

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CARB amends Low Carbon Fuel Standard for wider impact

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CARB’s legislation aims to reduce the carbon intensity California’s transportation fuel by 20% The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) designed to make the programme a more versatile, comprehensive tool in the fight against climate change. Since 2011, the LCFS has …

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UK to push home and street charging

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The UK has published its ‘Road to Zero’ policy paper The UK government has unveiled plans for new homes in suburban England to come with electric vehicle charging points. The plans would also require new street lights to come with charge points as well. The new initiatives were announced by UK …

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General Motors sees “all-electric future” – ups Bolt production

Mary Barra at CERAWeek. Source Mary Barra/Twitter

CEO Mary Barra has set out a tall order for General Motors – and the industry – to increase production of its Chevrolet Bolt, protect tax credits, and develop infrastructure. But is everything as it seems or do profits prevail? Speaking at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Ms. Barra …

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Japan to ease regulations on costly hydrogen re-fuelling stations

Toyota Hydrogen Station concept
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Nikkei Asian Review has reported that the government of Japan will be easing regulations upon the country’s hydrogen re-fuelling stations. The move comes as Japan tries to drive the uptake of zero and low emission vehicles. The news would build on the government’s ‘hydrogen road map’, which it announced in 2013, …

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States challenge EU plans to independently check vehicle emissions

VW press conference in response to the so-called "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

Individual countries are reluctant to penalise domestic automakers despite EU regulations Governments around Europe are not supportive of the EU’s plans to independently check vehicle emissions, in spite of the fact that manufacturers have been shown to regularly cheat tests. A report in the Guardian this week claims to have …

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Massachusetts stands up for EV incentives

Massachusetts Senate. Source: Daderot at the English language Wikipedia.

State Senate passes last-minute legislation in a bid to guarantee incentives for EV users With the presidential election result this week, the future of electric vehicle incentives in the United States is highly uncertain. Government grants towards the cost of personal EVs and fast chargers may disappear. The provision of …

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