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Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon is editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributes to sister publications North American Windpower magazine and NGT News, an online news site covering alternative fuel vehicles, and was previously editor of the latter. Joseph is also the former editor of smart grid publication Renew Grid. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in English and started his career at Zackin Publications, publisher of Solar Industry, as an editorial assistant in 2010.

Multistate Campaign Launches to Promote EVs in the Midwest

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest has announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a three-year project to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in seven Midwest states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. In partnership with eight [Read More]

Study: Natural Gas Will Power Nearly 1 in 10 Trucks Sold by 2025

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

By 2025, nearly one in 10 medium- and heavy-duty (MD-HD) trucks sold will run on natural gas, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The report says energy price volatility, global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, tighter emission [Read More]

Alt-Fuel Tax Credits in Action: CNG Station Cuts Price at Pump

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2016

Thanks to the recent credit extension, a municipal utility is offering cheaper CNG to fleet customers.

More CNG Station Grants on Tap in Colorado

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Written by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2016

The CEO is seeking applications from developers interested in expanding CNG infrastructure throughout the state.

Procter & Gamble Achieves Natural Gas Fleet Goal

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on December 28, 2015

The large company and its North American carriers teamed up to increase the use of natural gas vehicles delivering P&G products.

UPS Wrapping Up Major CNG Deployment

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Written by Joseph Bebon on December 21, 2015

UPS provides an update on its expanded compressed natural gas fleet and talks about low diesel prices.

Is an Extension of Alternative Fuel Tax Credits Near?

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on December 16, 2015

Congressional leaders have announced a deal that may revive several important subsidies for the alt-fuel industry.

Alternative Fuel Industry Could See Boost from COP21 Commitments

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on December 04, 2015

Leaders from around the world converged this week in Paris to tackle climate change at the United Nations COP21 meeting, and government and private-sector officials alike have launched some major clean energy initiatives, including ones that may help advance the [Read More]

amp Trillium Officially Cuts Ribbon on Dalton CNG Station

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on November 23, 2015

amp Trillium LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, hosted an official grand opening ceremony on Friday for its public-access CNG station in Dalton, Ga. The joint venture initially announced that the station was online in late October. [Read More]

Taxelco Rolling Out All-Electric Taxi Fleet in Montreal

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on November 19, 2015

Taxelco, a company founded by XPND Capital, has unveiled its new all-electric taxi project, Teo, and will start putting its vehicles on the streets of Montreal on Nov. 26. “With Teo, we plan to show that a green project can [Read More]

Honda Debuts Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan in Los Angeles

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on November 19, 2015

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan has made its North American debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, as Honda announced additional details for what it considers its most advanced zero-emissions vehicle in the U.S. market. Honda says the [Read More]

CEC Awards CNG Infrastructure Grants to School Districts

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on November 16, 2015

The California Energy Commission’s latest round of funding will help area schools fuel up their compressed natural gas vehicles.

Blue Bird Unveils New CNG-Powered School Bus

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on November 11, 2015

Blue Bird Corp., whose propane autogas school buses often make headlines, says it is expanding its compressed natural gas (CNG) product line in order to meet demand from customers. Blue Bird has announced its will start producing its first CNG-powered [Read More]

Kane Opts for Clean Diesel After January CNG Truck Fire

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on November 11, 2015

Nonetheless, the third-party logistics provider notes it hasn’t “given up hope on CNG.”

State-Backed CNG Station Opens in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

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Written by Joseph Bebon on November 06, 2015

Four years in the making, a state- and municipal-funded Trillium CNG fueling station opened Friday in Glenwood Springs, Colo., co-located at the Shell West Mart. Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky, who has been pushing for CNG fueling in Garfield County [Read More]

Worthington Acquires Trilogy’s CNG Fuel System Tech

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Written by Joseph Bebon on October 30, 2015

The metals manufacturing giant says the acquisition will increase its compressed natural gas system offerings.

NGV Experts Discuss Federal Policy Landscape

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on September 22, 2015

Last week, a group of natural gas vehicle (NGV) policy experts discussed recent federal roadblocks and successes for the U.S. NGV market and other alternative fuel industries. The panelists, talking at the North American Natural Gas Vehicle Conference and Expo [Read More]

‘Dismal Talk’ About Oil Prices Shouldn’t Dominate

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on September 16, 2015

Yes, oil prices are low, U.S. federal regulations and environmentalists are cracking down on fossil fuels, and Congress is almost permanently in gridlock, but the domestic natural gas industry – and, thus, the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector – is [Read More]

Logistics Firm Files Lawsuit After CNG Truck Fire

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 19, 2015

Kane Is Able Inc., a national third-party logistics company headquartered in Pennsylvania, has filed a lawsuit against Volvo Group North America alleging the truck manufacturer will not honor its warranty obligations following a compressed natural gas (CNG) tractor fire that [Read More]

U.S. Surpasses ‘Major Milestone’ for Alternative Fueling Stations

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 12, 2015

With little fanfare, the U.S. reached the 20,000 mark for the number of alternative fueling stations operating throughout the nation back in May, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The agency soon after posted a blog [Read More]

Obama Signs Alternative Fuel Tax Fix into Law

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on July 31, 2015

President Barack Obama has signed into law a comprehensive highway funding bill, H.R.3236, whose many provisions include a measure meant to ensure that liquefied natural gas (LNG) and propane autogas are taxed fairly relative to diesel and gasoline, respectively. The [Read More]

Alt-Fuel Incentives Bill Shows Promise in Ohio

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on July 20, 2015

Before the Ohio legislature recessed for the summer, a bill to establish tax incentives and grants for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) advanced in the state House of Representatives. With a 19-0 vote, the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved [Read More]

CNG Truck Fire Under Investigation in Virginia

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on July 06, 2015

Last Thursday morning, a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered recycling truck caught fire in Chesapeake, Va., with the flames destroying the truck and damaging an adjacent house. According to local reports, truck operator TFC Recycling says a preliminary probe suggests a [Read More]

Honda Scraps the CNG Civic

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2015

Honda has announced that it will no longer offer its compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Civic, leaving some to wonder what significance this decision might have regarding the overall U.S. natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry. The manufacturer also will discontinue its [Read More]

CNG Bus Catches Fire in Illinois

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 10, 2015

On Monday afternoon, a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered bus caught fire in Moline, Ill., but officials from the local fire department and the bus operating company say there is no initial indication that CNG is to blame for the incident. [Read More]

Utah Rep Triumphs with Two New Alt-Fuel Laws

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2015

Utah State Rep. Stephen G. Handy, R-Layton, kicked off the 2015 legislative session determined to pass several bills to help boost the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in the state. Last Thursday, Gov. Gary Herbert ceremoniously signed two such [Read More]

Goodbye, Diesel: Transit Agency Goes All In With CNG Buses

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 27, 2015

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), one of the U.S.' largest public transportation agencies, is continuing its major fleet transition from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) with an order for 63 additional CNG buses. A few years ago, DART revealed [Read More]

What Does CA’s New Emissions Target Have in Store for the Transportation Sector?

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown made headlines nationwide this week after establishing a new and ambitious goal to cut the state's greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, but how might the directive affect the California clean transportation industry? In an executive order announced Wednesday, [Read More]

2,200 NGVs and Counting: Republic Services Inc.

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on April 15, 2015

Republic Services Inc., a major refuse and recycling company, recently noted that it currently operates over 2,200 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles across the U.S. Furthermore, the company has plans to continue expanding its large CNG fleet. Steve Saltzgiver, the [Read More]

UPS Doubles Down on CNG with New Vehicles, Stations

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on April 02, 2015

In the ever-growing natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry, when a fleet operator deploys any number of NGVs, two or 200, it is certainly noteworthy. Well, UPS just announced plans to purchase and deploy 1,400 new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles [Read More]