APGA Urges Senate Finance Committee to Promote Investment in RNG and NGVs

By Emily Wong posted 05-13-2021 12:03 PM

On April 27, the Senate Finance Committee held a full committee hearing titled, “Climate Challenges: The Tax Code’s Role in Creating American Jobs, Achieving Energy Independence, and Providing Consumers with Affordable, Clean Energy.” The hearing focused on proposals included in Chairman Wyden’s (D-Ore.) Clean Energy for America Act, which would create tax incentives to encourage investment in clean energy and clean transportation.

APGA submitted a statement for the record this week that encouraged the committee to provide a level playing field for all clean vehicle fuels, as they consider tax code changes that will lead to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The statement specifically pointed out the role natural gas has already played in reducing U.S. GHG emissions and asked the committee to keep in mind the potential benefits of supporting and investing in natural gas vehicle (NGV) technology and renewable natural gas (RNG) production. The statement also highlighted how NGV technology could help fill an important gap by reducing emissions in difficult to electrify applications like long-haul and regional trucking, transit buses, refuse trucks, and high horsepower off-road equipment.

A copy of APGA’s submission for the hearing record is available here.

For questions on this article, please contact Emily Wong of APGA staff by phone at 202-470-4262 or by email at ewong@apga.org.