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Double-take on Low Carbon Fuels Standards – Oil Companies Can Prosper

Washington State is in the home stretch on its debate over low carbon fuel standards (LCFS), resting on HB 1091 to allow the Evergreen State to join its regional neighbors in having legislation to provide incentives for cleaner fuels. Despite the success of such programs in California and Oregon, the same old tropes are being plied in an effort to once again stall the forward momentum of Washington’s transition to a clean fuel economy. However, the success elsewhere has made champions out of the unexpected – voices from the oil industry.

Double-take on Low Carbon Fuels Standards – Oil Companies Can Prosper2021-04-23T16:20:10-07:00

Taking Commercial Fleet Electrification to Scale: Financing Barriers and Solutions

California's 10+ years of public investment in zero-emission vehicle technologies has built a major home-grown industry in the state and created thriving small-businesses, demonstrated by CALSTART's recent study, which shows that the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) industry has already created nearly 70,000 jobs in California. The study concludes that California also likely leads the nation in the total number of "green" vehicle technology companies, many of them small businesses. The study began with a ground-up, location-specific approach that set out to capture a verifiable metric for the impact that ZEV manufacturing has on the California economy. CALSTART hopes that this study helps policymakers better understand the benefits of our public ZEV incentive investments to the California economy.

Taking Commercial Fleet Electrification to Scale: Financing Barriers and Solutions2021-03-31T07:25:33-07:00

CALSTART California ZEV Jobs Study

California's 10+ years of public investment in zero-emission vehicle technologies has built a major home-grown industry in the state and created thriving small-businesses, demonstrated by CALSTART's recent study, which shows that the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) industry has already created nearly 70,000 jobs in California. The study concludes that California also likely leads the nation in the total number of "green" vehicle technology companies, many of them small businesses. The study began with a ground-up, location-specific approach that set out to capture a verifiable metric for the impact that ZEV manufacturing has on the California economy. CALSTART hopes that this study helps policymakers better understand the benefits of our public ZEV incentive investments to the California economy.

CALSTART California ZEV Jobs Study2021-02-03T12:18:28-08:00

New CALSTART Study Shows Large Increase in Zero-Emissions Bus Sales, While Over-all Market Slows | Jan 29, 2121

Despite an over-all depressed transit bus market due to Covid-19, the U.S. zero emission transit bus market grew by 24 percent in 2020 according to CALSTART. The report noted that 53 new transit properties ordered zero emission buses (ZEB’s) in 2020, bringing the total to 229.

New CALSTART Study Shows Large Increase in Zero-Emissions Bus Sales, While Over-all Market Slows | Jan 29, 21212021-02-09T14:12:57-08:00