Building & Transportation Electrification: Page 5

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    Chicago passes updated building energy code to support decarbonization

    Starting in November, new building designs must adhere to stronger energy-efficiency and electrification standards as the city seeks to mitigate one of its major sources of emissions.

    By Katie Pyzyk • Sept. 29, 2022
  • BP and Hertz to develop national EV charging network

    The move sets the foundation for BP and Hertz to “drive the future of mobility and accelerate EV consumer adoption,” the companies said in a statement.

    By Brett Dworski • Sept. 28, 2022
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    The Utility Dive Outlook on 2023

    2023 promises to be another busy year for the U.S. energy transition as stakeholders move to implement new clean energy measures while tackling growing security, reliability, equity and affordability challenges.

    By Utility Dive staff
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    EV charging network plans approved for all 50 states

    The FHWA’s approval unlocks $1.5 billion in NEVI program funds through fiscal years 2022 and 2023 for all jurisdictions across the U.S., allowing the build-out of chargers covering about 75,000 miles of highway.

    By Danielle McLean • Sept. 28, 2022
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    How the Inflation Reduction Act is heating up an already active market for critical metals in EV batteries

    Domestic sourcing requirements in the law have further highlighted supply gaps in the electric vehicle battery production chain. Experts say recycling is imperative because “we can’t mine our way out of this.”

    By Katie Pyzyk • Sept. 27, 2022
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    ‘We want to ... get those EVs in the state as soon as possible:’ Wash., Mass. vow to adopt Calif. car plan

    State officials detailed their policy plans on Tuesday. Separately, GM announced a big rental EV order and weighed in on federal clean car standards.

    By Dan Zukowski • Sept. 22, 2022
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    Demand on the rise for electric vehicle charging at multifamily properties

    EV adoption will accelerate next year thanks to new tax credits and expanding options from automakers.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Sept. 21, 2022
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    California could phase out gas heaters by 2030 to cut smog amid electrification push

    The home and building appliances are “an underappreciated driver of unhealthy air quality in California cities,” nonprofit advocates said in a report Tuesday, as state regulators consider only allowing zero-emissions alternatives.

    By Maria Rachal • Sept. 21, 2022
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    DOE, federal agencies to draft plan for slashing transportation carbon emissions

    The agencies aim to rapidly decarbonize the transportation sector through “sound policies, incentivizing industry action, and catalyzing private investments.”

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Electric vehicle ‘range wars’ could boost V2G potential, say Rivian and other automakers

    “Range is basically the next competitive space,” Rivian Senior Director of Public Policy Chris Nevers said.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    US Senate passes bill to maximize EV battery recycling for federal fleet vehicles

    Sponsors of the bipartisan bill say the federal government needs a plan to bolster recycling and reuse of EV batteries, to lessen U.S. dependence on international markets for battery components.

    By Megan Quinn • Sept. 16, 2022
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    Biden administration awards $900M to 35 states for EV charging network as automakers ramp up battery plans

    Growing EV adoption will require building out battery supply chains, but experts warn the cost of critical minerals like nickel and lithium may “increase by another eight- and 11-fold by the end of the decade.”

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    EV sales are booming, but can battery production keep pace? Several factors could hamper growth, say experts

    Rapid electric vehicle adoption could hinge on the availability of concrete, steel and roofing materials, alongside growing processing capacity for critical minerals.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    On the transition to electric waste collection trucks, SWANA recommends a wait-and-see approach

    The research analysis of compressed natural gas, electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric-powered refuse trucks comes as fleet managers navigate a growing array of alternative fuel options.

    By Maria Rachal • Sept. 14, 2022
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    Taking Charge: Enel X Way’s Chris Baker on how the EV sector is ‘crossing the chasm’

    Despite supply chain challenges, Baker anticipates that the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will make a big difference for the EV market.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Bosch to manufacture EV hydrogen fuel cells in South Carolina

    The cells will power heavy-duty trucks as the automotive supplier goes "all in" on the alternative fuel source.

    By Megan Ruggles • Sept. 12, 2022
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    New York City’s first vehicle-to-grid charging installation is live in Brooklyn

    Project partners worked through engineering, regulatory and interconnection challenges to get the technology to market, Revel Chief Operating Officer Paul Suhey said.

    By Dan Zukowski • Sept. 12, 2022
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    PG&E, SDG&E press regulators to revise proposal to end gas line extension subsidies in 2023

    One concern is that the California Public Utilities Commission’s suggested sunset date of July 1, 2023, may not align with builders’ planning processes for new construction.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    To decarbonize industry, DOE road map focuses on efficiency, electrification and low-carbon fuels

    A $104 million funding opportunity for decarbonization technologies accompanied the Biden administration’s release of the comprehensive industrial strategy.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    Few states have comprehensive plans to integrate the expected surge in EVs. ACEEE wants to change that

    Only seven states require utilities to submit comprehensive transportation electrification plans, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Intercity bus lines begin trying out electric buses

    Faced with longer routes than city transit systems, intercity bus operators have been reluctant to implement battery-powered buses, but attitudes are changing, industry leaders say.

    By Dan Zukowski • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Automakers race to build EV battery supply chains in North America

    Auto companies are pouring billions of dollars into new facilities and supplier agreements as they strain to secure needed raw materials.

    By Kate Magill • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Plugging $1B for alternative fuel vehicles, EPA head test-drives electric garbage truck

    Inflation Reduction Act funding will be available “to replace dirty heavy-duty trucks with zero-emission models,” a recent video with EPA Administrator Michael Regan highlighted.

    By Maria Rachal • Aug. 31, 2022
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    15 states should be prioritized for EV infrastructure, EV Council report suggests

    To support increased numbers of electric vehicles, large cities and rural states in the South and Midwest will be challenged to provide enough charging stations, according to a report this month.

    By Dan Zukowski • Aug. 30, 2022
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    Inflation Reduction Act could shift EV battery composition: BofA Global

    Global markets for critical materials are likely to remain tight. “We expect virtually every commodity to be undersupplied beyond 2025,” new research from BofA Global states.

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    Amazon expands hydrogen supplier deal with Plug Power as it strives for carbon neutrality

    Plug Power will supply the retail giant with over 10,000 tons of hydrogen per year across its transportation and operations network.

    By Kate Magill • Aug. 29, 2022