Policy and Progress: The State Fleet Roadmap to Zero-Emission Vehicles

Posted by Elizabeth Stears on May 8, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Saving Taxpayer Dollars by Electrifying State Fleets

Across the United States, we are seeing a surge of electrified and zero-emission transportation initiatives. A growing number of states are setting ambitious targets to electrify their transportation sectors through incentives and policies to address the new technology. But for many states this transition also includes its own operations. Thirty-three states have set policies to transition their state-owned fleets to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) through both legislative mandates and executive orders (EO’s). In spearheading the shift to cleaner transportation options, states are setting an example for their residents while also capitalizing on benefits and savings taxpayers' dollars via reduced fuel and maintenance needs, lower emissions, and improved air quality. 

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation

Wrapping Up Maryland’s 2024 Legislative Session: Big Wins and Opportunities for the Advanced Energy Industry

Posted by Nick Bibby on Apr 16, 2024 3:15:00 PM

Advancing Clean Energy in the 2024 Maryland General Assembly

The 2024 Maryland legislative session wrapped up on April 8th and marked another step forward for clean energy development in the state. Advanced Energy United played a key role in developing and supporting policies that reshaped how the state is approaching issues like transportation electrification, energy efficiency, and even geothermal energy.  

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Energy Efficiency, Maryland, Building Electrification, Virtual Power Plants

Maryland Legislation Aims to Support Grid Readiness, Electric Vehicles, and Building Decarbonization

Posted by Nick Bibby on Feb 13, 2024 2:00:00 PM

Marylands Bold Grid Readiness Bill Electrifying The Future 3

In recent years, Maryland has emerged as a frontrunner in clean energy leadership nationally, fueled by ambitious goals for clean energy and clean transportation. Policies like the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022, the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule, the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII) Rule, and the Maryland Building Energy Transition Plan prioritize electric vehicles (EVs), clean energy, and building electrification. However, while these policies are vital and the goals in them need to be met, their full implementation is going to require an electric system that we don’t yet have—and now there is groundbreaking legislation being considered in Annapolis that would address this aspect of the clean energy transition as well. 

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation, Maryland, Building Decarbonization

Paving the Road for EVs: Getting Our Power Grid EV-Ready

Posted by Ryan Gallentine on Jan 12, 2024 11:56:37 AM

Investment in Infrastructure Needed to Harness Potential of EVs (1)

If you’re to believe the headlines, you’d be under the impression that consumer demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is slowing. Cratering even. But in reality, EV sales have never been higher. Literally. The Q3 2023 numbers are in, and September was the biggest month for EV sales in the U.S. ever. And this isn’t a blip. The industry is up around 50% year-over-year, and it is estimated (with final projections still pending) that, for the first time ever, Americans purchased 1 million EVs during the 2023 calendar year, surpassing 11% of new car sales.

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Topics: Advanced Transportation

Report: Saving Hoosiers Money on Indiana’s Vehicle Fleet

Posted by Trish Demeter on Dec 19, 2023 2:21:34 PM

Indiana Could Save $62.4M with Switch to EVs

State governments across the country are increasingly turning to electric vehicles (EVs) as a way to reduce air emissions, and save taxpayers millions of dollars in the cost of fueling, maintaining and operating state-owned motor vehicles. EVs also allow state fleets to switch from imported fossil fuels to homegrown sources of renewable power, offering a path to bolstering local economies and energy security. 

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Indiana



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