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[…]

Diesel Vehicle and Equipment Courses

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) offers FREE diesel vehicle and equipment courses in August: #511.2: Diesel Particulate Filter Operation and Maintenance This course briefly discusses the production of diesel emissions and their health effects; diesel emission control technology; diesel particulate filter (DPF) construction and application; and the maintenance necessary for successful DPF operation. August[…]

CARB Approves $373 Million in Clean Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved $373 million in grants to support alternative fuel vehicles.  The Funding Plan for fiscal year 2015-2016 represents a $150 million increase over the previous fiscal year’s budget.  Some of the key highlights from the funding plan include: $200 million for light-duty vehicle projects, including $163 million for[…]

San Diego County APCD Carl Moyer Grant Program Now Open

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is currently accepting applications for The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Grant Program. This program incentivizes voluntary emission reductions from heavy-duty diesel engines. The District will be accepting applications from Wednesday, June 24th through Friday, July 24th, 2015. Projects will be ranked according to their[…]

CalCAP EVCS Financing Program

Are You a Small Business Looking to Install EV Charging Stations? The Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Financing Program leverages public funds to attract private capital for expansion and deployment of EV infrastructure.  Loans enrolled in the EVCS Financing Program can be used for the design, development, purchase, and installation of electric vehicle charging stations at[…]