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The Hubcap: March 2018

EPA Awards South Carolina $620,000 For Cleaner School Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded South Carolina $620,000 to replace 31 school buses with new cleaner models.

"We are pleased to have been awarded this funding which will go to replacing our state's aging fleet with lower emission and more efficient buses," said State Superintendent of...

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Lowcountry Go, South Carolina's First Commuter Services Program, Now Live

Lowcountry Go is a regional partnership of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and employers and stakeholders in the Tri-County region. Working together, the program focuses on reducing traffic congestion and...

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Summary of Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extensions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892)

On Friday, February 9, 2018, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). Division D of the Act retroactively extends many tax credits. The bill gives a one-year reprieve to provisions that expired at the end of 2016. They still have expired, but the...

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Better Bike Share Partnership grants $50,000 for expansion of Charleston bike share

The Better Bike Share Partnership, a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems, has awarded more than $410,000 in grants to increase access to and use of bike share in low-income communities and to fund research related to bike share and equity. This is the third...

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PCF Alternative Fuel Webinar Series- Register Today!

Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) would like to invite you to its first ever webinar series. PCF will host a series of four, one-hour webinars during 2018. Call-in information will be emailed to registrants the week preceding each webinar.
Webinar Schedule:...

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Ground Level Ozone Seasons Starts Soon

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High concentrations of ground-level ozone (aka smog) can create breathing problems, especially for children, people with asthma or other respiratory problems, and adults who work or exercise outdoors.

In South...

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N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center Launches The 50 States of Electric Vehicles

43 States and D.C. Took 227 Actions Related to Electric Vehicles during 2017

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) launched its new report series, The 50 States of Electric Vehicles, with a special 2017 Review issue....

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As electric vehicles gain favor, utilities can accelerate EV adoption

As new models with longer ranges, state-of-the-art features, and lower prices enter the market, 2018 is widely expected to be the year of the electric vehicles (EV). US auto companies now offer more than ...

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