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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS INITITIVES GLICCC’s 17th Annual Advancing the Choice Conference “Celebrating 20 Years of Clean Cities ” Friday, October 4, 2013     8 am – 1 pm Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY . FY 2014 Clean Cities Appropriations. Energy and Water Appropriations bills

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Fy 2014 clean cities appropriations

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS INITITIVESGLICCC’s 17th AnnualAdvancing the Choice Conference“Celebrating 20 Years of Clean Cities”Friday, October 4, 2013     8 am – 1 pmBethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY


Fy 2014 clean cities appropriations

FY 2014 Clean Cities Appropriations

  • Energy and Water Appropriations bills

    • House (HR 2609; H. Rpt. 113-135)

    • Senate (S.1245; S. Rpt.113-135)

  • Suggested FY 2014 funding levels for the Vehicle Technologies program.

    • House: $205 million (FY 2013: $335 million)

    • Senate: $415 million (FY 2013: $330 million)


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FY 2014 Clean Cities Appropriations

  • Large Discrepancy in proposed funding levels between the House and Senate Bills.

  • House and Senate did not go to a Conference to try and iron out the differences

  • Action (to be) completed in a Continuing Resolution, and expect funding to be near the FY 2013 levels (as happened last year).

    • Clean Cities: $26.8 million


Fy 2014 dera appropriations

FY 2014 DERA Appropriations

  • Administration in its FY 2014 budget requested a 70% reduction in funding for the DERA program

  • Appropriations bills were not completed

  • Action (to be) completed in a Continuing Resolution, and expect funding to be near the FY 2013 levels (as happened last year).

    • DERA: $20 million


  • Status of federal incentives

    Status of Federal Incentives

    • House Ways and Means Committee:

      • Formed of 11 Tax Reform Working Groups

    • Senate Finance Committee:

      • Released series of tax reform option papers

    (continued)


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    Status of Federal Incentives

    • Expiring tax provisions:

      • 80 provisions expire between now and 2021

      • 55 in 2013

    • Alternative fuel incentives expiring in 2013:

      • Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property

      • Credit for two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric vehicles

      • Incentives for biodiesel and renewable diesel:

      • Incentives for alternative fuel and alternative fuel mixtures

    (continued)


    Status of federal incentives2

    Status of Federal Incentives

    • Alternative fuel incentives expiring in 2014:

      • Alternative fuel incentives for liquefied hydrogen

      • Alternative fuel incentives for liquefied hydrogen refueling property

      • Credit for fuel cell motor vehicles

    (continued)


    Possible legislative opportunities energy legislation

    Possible Legislative Opportunities─ Energy Legislation─

    • The Alternative Fueled Vehicle Competitiveness and Energy Security Act of 2013 (S. 1230)

      • Introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

      • Promotes AFVs.

      • Makes HD vehicles eligible for federal loan program

      • Funds Clean Cities at $200 million per year


    Possible legislative opportunities energy legislation1

    Possible Legislative Opportunities─ Energy Legislation─

    • House Energy and Commerce Committee is exploring the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)

    • Senator Wyden (D-OR) is working on HD CAFE legislation

    • Senator Inhofe (R-OK) is working on LD CAFE legislation


    Possible legislative opportunities energy legislation2

    Possible Legislative Opportunities─ Energy Legislation─

    • NGV specific proposals:

      • Correct the LNG penalty

      • Reduce incremental FET on vehicles (H. Con Res 52)

      • Obtain a weight exemption for HD trucks

      • Develop tax incentive legislation for all types of AFVs (including dedicated, bi- and dual-fueled NGVs)


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