The California Energy Commission (CEC) is targeting the natural gas-consuming food processing industry with $57 million in grants provided by the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Fund. The grants are aimed at adopting advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. CEC is offering grants to two tiers of potential projects. Individual grants of $100,000 to $3 million are available for commercial equipment upgrades, while $2-8 million in grants would be available for emerging technologies to reduce GHG emissions. More information is available at the Food Production Investment Program.
Seeking an “all-of-the-above approach to federal policies on energy production and consumption, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) on July 25 introduced a bill that would give the same regulatory treatment to natural gas vehicles that is given to electric vehicles (EV). The bill, HR 6476 the Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Parity Act of 2018, is the third natural gas transportation legislation in 90 days and is a companion to a bill introduced earlier this month by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK).