NGVs Are Winners in Energy & Highway Bills
— The new comprehensive energy bill forwarded to the president included virtually all the provisions for which the NGV industry was lobbying. According to the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (NGVC), the highway bill also includes benefits for the industry. The list provisions includes: 1) the vehicle and infrastructure provisions of the CLEAR ACT; 2) the fuel use incentive included in the highway bill; and 3) the Clean School Bus Program, which actually is included in both the energy bill and the highway bill. Also included are some of the key provisions that are directed at promoting fuel-cell vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and non-NGV alt-fuel vehicles.