Pasadena Organization Backs ‘Green’ Bill AB 1613

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Districts News Pasadena Organization Backs ‘Green’ Bill AB 1613 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 5:41 pm Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CALSTART, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting clean transportation is backing a bill now in the California State Senate that would help fund important clean air projects in the state.The bill, AB 1613, would distribute about $1.2 billion in revenue collected under California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program, a government-mandated market-based system that aims to lower greenhouse gases by holding companies financially liable for their emissions.The state assembly has not yet announced where all the money would go, but said it would fund clean air projects in the San Joaquin Valley.“If Assembly Bill 1613 is approved by both houses, it would enable approximately $20 million in high-value clean transportation projects in the San Joaquin Valley,” said CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel to a statement released to the media. “A number of very promising and different electric trucks and buses would be deployed in the Valley if this legislation passes.”The California Air Resources board has approved and recommended five specific projects in the San Joaquin Valley contingent on receiving an additional $60 million from the cap and trade fund.The projects aim to bring clean transportation to many towns in California, and include providing 10 40-foot electric transit buses to the city of Porterville, 15 electric trucks for the United States Postal Service distribution centers in Fresno and Stockton, 20 electric trucks to the cities of Fresno, Merced, Bakersfield and Stockton, 21 former diesel trucks converted to fully electric vehicles to California, and 15 battery-powered buses for the towns of Modesto, Stockton, Visalia and Selma.For more about CALSTART click here http://www.calstart.org/Homepage.aspx.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Community News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribelast_img

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