Biofuel group Fuels America is launching an ad campaign directed at President Obama regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). It depicts a choice between listening to experts in favor of the RFS and its role in helping stem climate change and supposed lies told by the oil industry about renewable fuels. The seven figure ad campaign includes a TV spot and digital ads. National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling says "slashing the amount of clean, domestic renewable fuel in our motor fuel supply would dramatically increase pollution and carbon emissions, while strengthening the RFS and building on the progress of the past 10 years would help in our efforts to combat climate change." See the ad in the video above, and read more from the National Corn Growers Association.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) sees big savings under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). The bill, which the ACEEE points out was signed by President Bush and implemented by Obama, is expected to save consumers more than $2 trillion, cut CO2 emissions by 17 billion metric tons and provide major cuts to oil and energy use through vehicle, equipment and lighting standards, efficiency programs and housing policies. Learn more from the ACEEE.

Honda has opened a compressed natural gas fueling station at its campus in Troy, Ohio. It is Honda's second CNG station in North America, the other having opened at its Marysville, OH manufacturing facility in August. The stations are part of Honda's "green fleet" programs, and a larger goal of cutting the company's CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2050. In addition to serving Honda and the trucks of its suppliers, the station is also open to public customers with CNG passenger vehicles. Read more from Honda.

Connecticut has set aside funding for fleet EVs and workplace charging installation for state agencies and municipalities. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will reimburse up to $15,000 per electric vehicle and $10,000 per charger (with a maximum of six per recipient). "Municipalities and state agencies can demonstrate leadership and their commitment to market development of zero emission vehicles (ZEV) through the purchase of EVs and the installation of EV charging stations for their workplace," says DEEP. "The goal of this program is to support ongoing efforts towards putting 3.3 million EVs on the road by 2025." Read more in the press release below.

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New Public Fleet EV and Public Workplace EV Charging Station Incentive Program

DEEP is pleased to announce that funding is now available for municipalities and state agencies to receive funding for fleet electric vehicle (EV) purchases in conjunction with workplace charger installation.

Municipalities and state agencies can demonstrate leadership and their commitment to market development of zero emission vehicles (ZEV) through the purchase of EVs and the installation of EV charging stations for their workplace. The goal of this program is to support ongoing efforts towards putting 3.3 million EVs on the road by 2025.

Utilizing funds made available through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, DEEP will provide a reimbursement of $15,000 per EV and $10,000 per charger meeting the program guidance specifications, to a maximum of six EVs and chargers per grant recipient!

Specific details about this exciting new program and other great EV incentives can be found at www.EVConnecticut.com. All inquiries regarding this program should be directed to Lakeisha Christopher, Lakiesha.Christopher@ct.gov. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm.

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