The Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC) combines the expertise of public and private partners in a coordinated regional initiative to significantly reduce diesel emissions and improve public health in the eight northeastern states.
Learn more about the NEDC.
Plugging In: Electric Trucks in the Northeast
On June 25, 2020, the Clean Freight Corridors Working Group of the Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC) hosted an interactive session to get ready for electric truck technology. The webinar looked at current state and outlook for technology and charging infrastructure, as well as what we in the Northeast can do to make adoption of these technologies by fleets and facilities viable and attractive.
- Welcome - Abby Swaine, SmartWay and Clean Freight Programs, US EPA Region 1
- Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Program - Ben Mandel, Northeast Regional Director, CALSTART
- Run on Less: Electric Trucks in Regional Haul - Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, NACFE
- New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program - Adam Ruder, Assistant Director, Clean Tranportation, NYSERDA
- New York City Clean Trucks Program - Susan McSherry, Alternative Fuels Director, NYCDOT
- Q&A / Discussion
Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Webinar Presentations
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On April 30, NEDC hosted a webinar on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technologies and applications. To learn more about this exciting technology that is changing the way we think of energy distribution and sustainability goals, check out the following presentations or feel free to contact us.
- White Plains Electric School Bus Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Project (A. Kahn)
- Blue Bird Electric School Bus (K. Szczypiorski)
- All-Electric School Buses – Lion (R. Lee)
- Nuvve V2G (M. Trahand & R. Vare)
Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal Grants
2020 Request for Applications Now Open
Deadline to Apply - July 9, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $2.0 million in grant funding for tribal applicants. Under this grant competition, each applicant may request up to $800,000 in federal funding.
Priority is given to projects that achieve significant reduction in diesel emissions and exposure in areas designated as having poor air quality, and in areas receiving a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets.
Tribal governments (or intertribal consortiums) and Alaskan native villages, which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, are eligible to apply for Tribal DERA grants.
Use of Funding
Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include:
- School buses
- Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles
- Locomotive engines
- Marine engines
- Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).
Wednesday, April 15, 2020; 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Join at: https://meet.lync.com/usepa/wilcox.jason/BFBMLDLF
Wednesday, April 29, 2020; 3 to 4 p.m. ET
Join at: https://meet.lync.com/usepa/wilcox.jason/6R6B383Z
Tuesday, May 12, 2020; 3 to 4 p.m. ET
Join at: https://meet.lync.com/usepa/wilcox.jason/GCLW4C5V