Which Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance stakeholder fleet this year
reached 81% of their fleet operating on
an alternative fuel? (more…)
Near-zero emission engine certified by California Air Resources Board to lowest NOx level
LIVONIA, MICH. (August 28, 2018) — Alternative-fuel technology company, ROUSH CleanTech, has developed the first available propane autogas engine certified to California Air Resources Board’s optional low oxides of nitrogen emissions standard for heavy-duty engines with 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour (g/bhp-hr). The engine is 90-percent cleaner than the current Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent 0.2 g/bhp-hr heavy-duty engine standard. Read the article here.
Local air quality can affect our daily lives and like the weather, it can change from day to day. The EPA developed the Air Quality Index, or AQI, to make information available about the health effects of the five most common air pollutants, and how to avoid those effects. The following figures look at the air pollution concentrations in the region in comparison with the AQI. You can find the 2016 and 2017 figures here.
The Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Texas has been released for public comment. Click on the following link to view and download a copy of the plan: Draft Mitigation Plan.
The TCEQ is accepting public comments on the Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Texas. Comments may be submitted by email to VWsettle@tceq.texas.gov. You may also submit comments by mail at the address listed on the Contact Us page. Comments will be accepted through October 8, 2018.
Through the end of September, Cap Metro is offering free rides to passengers while testing three electric bus models on a variety of their regular routes daily.
Judy attended their Learn-and-Ride event for local transit officials on August 17th featuring representatives from the bus manufacturer, Proterra. Cap Metro has committed to purchasing 40 of the electric buses over the next six years.