Upcoming CARB Diesel Regulation Training

Heavy-duty diesel truck owners, operators, and dispatchers may be interested in CARB’s Diesel Truck Rules-Compliance Options and Reporting Requirements for 2016 webinar on February 23rd and 24th. This webinar will feature information on how to comply with CARB diesel regulations with specific attention to 2016 compliance schedules. Course topics will include who must comply, how to report,[…]

San Diego Climate Action Plan

Last month, San Diego’s City Council unanimously approved a Climate Action Plan (CAP) with the ambitious goal of switching to 100% renewable energy and cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in half by 2035. The CAP has been under development for five years, with its final version released in September 2014 by Mayor Kevin Faulconer. The[…]

Propane Landscaping Equipment Workshop

On December 8, the San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition hosted a propane landscaping equipment workshop for local lawn care professionals. The workshop featured the benefits of converting to propane-powered lawn mowers, including significant savings in cost and greenhouse gas emissions. Speakers from SDRCCC, Amerigas, and Expo Propane offered their expertise. The workshop began with[…]

World’s First LNG-Powered Containership

San Diego’s General Dynamics NASSCO has built the first LNG powered containership. The 764-foot long Isla Bella was delivered earlier this month to TOTE Maritime, two months ahead of its scheduled delivery. The containership is part of a two-ship contract with TOTE that was signed in December of 2012. The second ship, Perla del Caribe,[…]

National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Today is National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day! In recognition of hydrogen’s atomic weight of 1.008, October 8 is the perfect day to celebrate as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are being deployed nationwide. California’s investments in alternative fuel vehicles, like hydrogen fuel cell electric cars, are fueling the state’s economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These[…]

Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program Accepting Applications

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District is now accepting applications for the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) through November 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM. GMERP will offer approximately $12 million in funding to owners of eligible heavy-duty diesel trucks and transportation refrigeration units (TRUs) who upgrade to cleaner technologies. Formed[…]

Reducing our Carbon Bootprint

Reducing our Carbon Bootprint Next Wednesday, September 16 Register now for the San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition’s event showcasing the local military’s leadership in alternative fuels and renewable energy. The discussion will focus on challenges and lessons learned which may be valuable to other regional alternative fuel deployments. Speakers will include Len Hering, RADM,[…]

Biomimicry Seminars

Biomimicry is about applying nature’s design, patterns, and strategies to developing products, policies, and processes. By applying nature’s underlying design principles to innovations, it is possible to solve many problems and design more efficient processes. Biomimicry San Diego is offering two free educational seminars on biomimicry at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center on September 8th and September[…]