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March 17, 2016
Jasna Tomic spoke about Grant funding/partnerships, Master Purchasing Program at the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting.

February 23, 2016
President and CEO John Boesel, Senior Vice President Bill Van Amburg, Policy Director Ryan Schuchard, and others will speak at the 4th Annual Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit in Sacramento, CA. This is an invitation-only event. More details, including a preliminary agenda and information about how to register are available at

February 3, 2016
President and CEO John Boesel testified at the Joint Senate Environmental Quality Committee and The Select Committee on Climate Change and AB32 Implementation. Thinking globally, acting locally: the Paris climate accord and what it means for California’s climate investments.

January 28, 2016
President and CEO John Boesel spoke at The Utah Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2016 Annual Seminar in Salt Lake City. The all-day event hosted 200 transportation professionals including public agencies (UDOT, UTA, MPOs and several municipalities), consultants, academia, students, and vendors. ITE is comprised of local transportation engineers, planners, and other professionals responsible for the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of Utah’s transportation system.

January 14, 2016
Alycia Gilde, Northeast Regional Director, presents on Northeast Clean Freight Corridors at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.. Her focus will be on on the Northeast Diesel Collaborative’s efforts to form an initiative to promote the development of clean freight corridors in the Northeast. Register online.

Recent past events:

November 16-19, 2015
Program Manager Steve Sokolsky presented on multiple topics, including Monday, November 16's short course, Hydrogen Fueling Best Practices for Fuel Cell Transit Buses at the 2015 Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition in Los Angeles.

November 13, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel testified at the Senate Subcommittee informational hearing, California's Challenge: the Role of Climate Policy in Addressing Drought, Competitiveness and Growth held at University of California, Los Angeles. This event was hosted by State Senator Fran Pavley, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB32 Implementation, and is co-hosted by UCLA’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

October 26-29, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel and Policy Director Ryan Schuchard led two workshops at the VERGE Conference 2015. Boesel's focus was on transportation and smart cities, including How Electric Buses are Accelerating Smart Cities. Schuschard focused on the green fleet accreditation CALSTART program crafted with NAFA. The event was held in San Jose, CA.

October 20, 2015
Senior VP Bill Van Amburg served on a panel, "The Future of Transportation," at the 2015 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference in Sacramento, CA.

October 14, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel spoke at Energy Storage North America 2015 in a session titled "What's the Utilities' Role in Encouraging and Enabling Electric Vehicles?" in San Diego, CA.

October 1, 2015
Policy Director Ryan Schuchard presented at the University of California, Davis Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways workshop, The Technological, Economic and Environmental Potential of Natural Gas as a Sustainable Transportation Fuel in the United States.

September 29-30, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel, Senior VP Bill Van Amburg, Regional Director, Tom Brotherton and others spoke at the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) 2015 National Meeting & Technical Exchange September 29-30 at Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration & Synergy in Sterling Heights, MI. This event provided an opportunity for HTUF stakeholders (military planners, OEMs, suppliers, and fleets) to exchange information on issues affecting the development and deployment of high-efficiency military and commercial vehicles.

July 7-9, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel spoke at the EVs and the Grid Summit in Los Angeles, CA on July 9. His panel's topic is Establishing EV Charging Infrastructure for Commercial and Public Sites. Senior VP Bill Van Amburg also moderated a panel, Moving Beyond Cars—Electrification of Heavy Vehicles and Public Transportation on July 9. 

July 8, 2015
Policy Director Jamie Hall presented at the 
Governor’s Office Five Pillars Symposium, Rethinking Transportation in California. His focus was on zero and near-zero vehicle technologies in last-mile delivery and advanced clean transit applications. The event agenda is available here.

June 25, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel spoke at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015 at Stanford University. The lunchtime panel debate, “Internal Combustion Engines Have No Future in California" was held at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.

June 25, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel spoke at 2015 Silicon Valley Energy and Sustainability Summit. The panel focused on the topic of achieving California Governor Jerry Brown's proposed 50% reduction in petroleum use, and the role of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Summit was held in Redwood City, CA.

May 21, 2015
Program Manager Steve Sokolsky and others spoke at the Southern California Airports Green Fleet Workshop. See the recap, including photos from the event, here.

May 19, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel participated in the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Roundtable Discussion of Low and No Emission Bus policy. The discussion was held at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

May 12, 2015
Program Manager Steve Sokolsky presented on making the business case for NG vehicles at the Southern California Natural Gas Trucking Fleet Workshop held by SoCal Gas at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA. SoCal Gas is offering multiple workshops related to trucking, including events that focus on funding, loans, and fleets.

April 18, 2015
Project Manager Andrew Papson spoke at the unveiling of the new California Energy Commission-funded fuel cell bus at UC Irvine. Built by ElDorado with Ballard and BAE technology, the newest addition to the "Anteater Express" is the first zero-emission vehicle in UCI's fleet and will be refueled on-site at UCI's hydrogen station at the University's Advanced Power and Energy Program.

April 14-16, 2015
Senior VP Bill Van Amburg and others from CALSTART spoke at multiple sessions at NAFA 2015 Institute & Expo. At the event, Van Amburg helped unveil the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Standard Accreditation Program. The event was held in Orlando, FL.

April 6, 2015
Program Manager, Steve Sokolsky and others presented on fleet best practices at the Clean Fleet Transportation Efficiencies Forum, held in tandem with the Green California Summit & Expo. See the Forum's agenda

March 17, 2015
Policy Director Jamie Hall testified before the California State Senate at an informational hearing, The Road to 2020 and Beyond: The Role of the Transportation Sector in Meeting California's Climate Goals,giving stakeholder perspective to a joint session of the Senate Transportation and Housing and Environmental Quality Committees. 

March 12, 2015
President and CEO, John Boesel spoke at The Cars of Tomorrow Conference 2015in Mebourne, Australia on California's technology innovation, market development and strong policies to grow the global clean transportation industry.

February 8-10, 2015

Fred Silver
, VP, moderated a session, Novel approaches for transferring power to stationary and moving vehicles through conductive methods, on Tuesday,February 10 at the Conference on Electric Roads and Vehicles event in Park City, UT.

December 9, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, Senior VP Bill Van Amburg,and others from CALSTART were joined by industry and governmentleaders at CALSTART's Annual Meeting and Blue Sky Awards. Among the stellar speaker line up, attendees heard from Richard Corey, Executive Director, CARB, Chris Grundler, US Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Cheryl Martin, US Department of Energy, Janea Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission, and many more thought-leaders. See the agenda here.

November 10-13, 2014
Program Manager Steve Sokolsky facilitated a track onhydrogen infrastructure, and presented on CALSTART's hydrogen infrastructure committee work at the Fuel Cell Seminar & Expo on Best Practices in Hydrogen Fueling for Fuel Cell Transit Buses. Project Manager Andrew Papson presented survey results on transit agencies and fuel cell buses on November 10, and gave a presentation on November 11. Theevent was held in Los Angeles, CA.

October 15-16, 2014
Senior VP, Bill Van Amburg, gave the luncheon keynote address on the topic of fleet metrics at the North American Green Fleet Forum on October 16, day two of the event in Sacramento, CA. 

October 6-7, 2014
CALSTART Program Director, Steve Sokolsky, spoke about military and heavy-duty electric transportation issues at EPRI’s Non-Road Electric Transportation Advisory Committee meeting in Savannah, GA.

September 30-October 2, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, chaired the Mobility Track at Energy Storage North America and presented in a session: Electrification of Transportation in North America, Status, Drivers and Applications.

September 22-24, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, Senior VP Bill Van Amburg, Program Director Steve Sokolsky and others spoke at the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum National Meeting at Argonne National Laboratory. Industry and military thought leaders gathered to identify and addressthe barriers to the adoption of high-efficiency truck and bustechnologies. Read the press release. Visit the web site. See the agenda. Watch the recap slideshow.

September 4-5, 2014
Senior VP, Bill Van Amburg, spoke at the 2014 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meetingon the Clean Technologies Panel on September 4, and on a breakoutsession panel, Medium- and Heavy-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs):Accelerating Deployment in the Western U.S. on September 4. 

July 23, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, presented at a half-day roundtable, Building a Regional Perspective: Goods Movement Opportunities and Issues in the Bay Areain an hour-long panel discussion, titled “Trends and Innovations in theNorthern California Megaregion." Hosted by Alameda CountyTransportation Commission (Alameda CTC) and the MetropolitanTransportation Commission (MTC), the event was held in Oakland, CA.

June 25, 2014
Senior Project Manager, Steve Sokolsky, spoke at the Northern California Green Airports Workshop and Expo,co-hosted by CALSTART and East Bay Clean Cities. The event will be heldat the Oakland International Airport Maintenance Center in Oakland, CAand included a vehicle expo and lunch. See presentations and photos from the event here.



CALSTART Press Releases 2016

  • Survey Shows Suppliers Support for Existing 2025 Federal Light-duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Regulation
    Pasadena, Calif. (September 15, 2016) - Major automotive suppliers see national fuel
    economy standards as important for long-term planning and investment and don’t want to
    see them altered by policymakers, according to a first-of-its-kind industry survey
    commissioned by CALSTART, an automotive technology industry group.
  • Pending CA Cap & Trade Spending Bill Will Significantly Benefit San Joaquin Valley
    Pasadena, CA – A bill backed by the California State Senate leadership would help to fund several important projects in the San Joaquin Valley and clean the air.  
  • California State Assembly Approves Bill to Extend Climate Program Through 2030
    Pasadena, Calif. – Today the California State Assembly approved legislation, Senate Bill 32 (D-Pavley), which extends California’s landmark climate protection policies through 2030.  In order to become law, the measure must go back to the Senate for concurrence. Senate Bill 32 is also still dependent on passage of companion legislation.  
  • Industry Group Urges Fast Action to Approve Climate Investment Bill
    Pasadena – CALSTART, a consortium of clean transportation technology companies, is urging the legislature to support quick passage of legislation that would invest the revenues collected from the state’s greenhouse gas Cap and Trade program.  With the support of the California Senate President pro Tempore, Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), legislation was introduced earlier this week that would allocate $1.2 billion in programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Fleet Leader Praises New Rules to Improve Truck Efficiency
    The following is a letter sent today, August 16, 2016 from Mike Britt, the Director of Advanced Engineering for United Parcel Service to Chris Grundler, the Director of the Office of Transportation and Quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Britt also serves as the Chair of the CALSTART Board of Directors. 
  • HD High Efficiency Tech Supplier - White Paper
    Pasadena, Calif.  - American companies that develop and manufacture high-efficiency, low-carbon technologies for big trucks, buses and other large vehicles make up a widespread economic sector that is poised for growth – and ready to meet upcoming new national standards for fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. That’s according to U.S. Heavy-Duty Vehicle High Efficiency Technology Suppliers, a new white paper from the clean transportation industry group CALSTART.
  • California’s Clean Transportation Technology Industry: Time to Shift Into High Gear
    (Pasadena, CA)-- A new CALSTART report indicates that California’s climate and energy policies are not only helping to protect the environment and improve air quality, but are also helping to accelerate growth of the clean transportation technology industry in the state.
  • New Fuel Industry Says California Should Stay the Course On Low Carbon Fuel Standard
    Pasadena, CA – Nearly 60 producers and providers of clean fuels – ranging from electricity to renewable diesel – signed a joint letter urging state policymakers to sustain the state’s low carbon fuel policy. The industry leaders say the tool is a “critical” part of the plan to reduce California’s greenhouse gases and that it is already driving in-state investment.
  • California Transit Agencies Support the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
    Fourteen transit agencies and bus suppliers urge the California legislature to strengthen and extend the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) well beyond 2020. In its letter to the legislature, the organizations say the LCFS is good for business and public health.
  • US and China Leaders Announce Race to Zero Emissions 
    Los Angeles, CA – The transportation leaders from the United States and China today announced the creation of the “Race to Zero Emissions”, a competition between cities in the two countries to determine which one will deploy the highest percentage of emission free buses by 2025.  The race is designed to improve air quality in urban areas and prevent climate change.
  • California Provides Funding for 43 Zero Emission Big Rigs
    California Takes Major Step Forward by Funding 43 Zero Emission Trucks Hauling Containers from Ports - Largest National Investment in Zero Emission Goods Movement Sector
  • FTA provides funding for 51 Zero Emission Buses
    Federal Transit Administration Provides Funding for 51 Zero Emission Buses and Charging Equipment – CALSTART on Two Winning Teams

  • With funding from the California Energy Commission, CALSTART today announced it has opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center. The new Center’s goal is to accelerate the use of clean vehicles and fuels and help the region more quickly meet its air quality targets. 

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