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RTO Insider: EPA Issues Final Standards on Heavy-duty Truck Emissions

Posted by K Kaufman on Mar 31, 2024

RTO Insider reports on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final standards on heavy-duty truck emissions in the U.S. The article quoted United's Ryan Gallentine on the certainty the standards provide for truckmakers and fleet operators looking to move forward with vehicle and fleet electrification.

The final standards for greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks, issued by EPA on March 29, attempt to strike a balance between environmental concerns about diesel fumes the trucks spew into the air and the economic and physical logistics of building out a zero-emission fleet and charging network.  

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Topics: EPA GHG Regs, United In The News, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

RTO Insider: New Mission Means New Name for Advanced Energy Economy

Posted by K Kaufman on Apr 3, 2023

RTO Insider interviewed Advanced Energy United's President Heather O'Neill about the organization's rebranding and its plans for market-changing advocacy as it moves into its second decade. Read snippets below and the full article here

Advanced Energy Economy has started 2023 with a new name, Advanced Energy United, reflecting both the progress the group has made since its founding and the challenges ahead.

The group’s original name reflected its goal of creating an economy powered by advanced energy. Now, although there is broad consensus around its objective, the group says, the challenge is harmonizing the technologies needed to achieve it and breaking down the barriers in the way.

“It’s a recognition of the moment in time,” President Heather O’Neill said in an interview with NetZero Insider. With $369 billion — or more — in clean energy tax credits, incentives and new programs available under the Inflation Reduction Act, the group’s goal is “having the industry come together to accelerate the energy transition and take advantage of the massive opportunities in front of us,” she said.

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Topics: United In The News, Heather O'Neill