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Austin Bergstrom International Airport Transitioning to RNG

February 20, 2020. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) began its transition to renewable natural gas for its shuttle bus fleet on January 1, 2020, with the help of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America and a longtime partner with ABIA. This partnership calls for Clean Energy to provide

The Texas Clean School Bus (TCSB) Program is offering grants to replace or retrofit school buses in Texas

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is currently accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) TCSB. Approximately $6.2 million in grants is available state-wide for school districts, charter schools, and transportation systems provided by countywide school districts, to replace or retrofit school buses operating on a regular daily route to and from school.

Eanes ISD Propane School Bus Roundtable and Facility Tour

Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance, along with our partners Eanes ISD, Specialty Propane Services, Roush Cleantech, Rush Bus Centers and ICOM North America/Nat-G hosted 10 school districts last month at a roundtable meeting to share technical information and upcoming grant opportunities available for clean school buses and fueling infrastructure.

TCEQ TERP Grant Programs and Opening Dates

FY 2020FUNDING OPENINGDATE Diesel Emissions Reduction Incentive (ERIG)Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants $30.2M Summer of 2020 Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grants Program (TNGVGP) $7.7M Open now Seaport & Rail Yard Areas Emissions Reduction Program (SPRY) $4.6M Early 2020 Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP) $3.9M Early Spring 2020 Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program (LDPLIP)

Want to Learn About PEV Battery Recycling Research?

There are multiple resources available to help you.  You can visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center’s (AFDC) Batteries for Hybrid and PEVs page for an overview.  The Department of Energy has committed multiple resources to PEV battery recycling including their ReCell Center, a Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Prize and Argonne National Lab’s Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Publications.

Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

With thousands of new EVs coming off of leases, used EVs are more available and more affordable than ever before, with some available for under $10,000.Here’s a handy Used EV Buyer’s Guide. And don’t forget to think about charging options before you buy it!