California Energy Commission green-lights $8 million grant for hydrogen fuel cell station

“The California Energy Commission has voted to approve an $8 million grant for the development of a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station. In a statement Wednesday the Commission said the fueling station, at the Port of Long Beach, would be used to service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks.…

NGVs still have role to play in California energy policy

“California is increasingly focused on zero-emissions transportation technologies such as electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells, but natural gas vehicles (NGV) are still in play with state and utility programs, particularly for the heavy-duty fleet sectors that carry goods and passengers.” Click here to read more from Natural Gas Intel.

Camptonville biomass facility gets boost

“The California Energy Commission awarded the Camptonville Community Partnership a grant of nearly $5 million last week to help pay for two major pieces of equipment for the planned biomass facility in the Yuba County foothills. The 3-megawatt biomass facility is expected to cost up to $20 million to construct and will generate heat and…

IEPR Commissioner Workshop on North Coast Regional Energy Perspective – Apr. 20

The California Energy Commission Lead Commissioner for the 2018 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (2018 IEPR Update) and the Lead Commissioner for Siting, Offshore Wind Planning, and Tribal will conduct a workshop to hear and discuss the North Coast’s regional challenges, opportunities, and solutions to meet California’s climate and clean energy goals. Other Commissioners at…

2018-2019 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

This report analyzes plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) infrastructure needs in California from 2017 to 2025 in a scenario where the state’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) deployment goals are achieved by light-duty vehicles, primarily in residential use. The results show a need for 99,000 to 133,000 destination chargers, including at workplaces and public locations, and 9,000…

State Workshop: Greenhouse Gas Targets for SB 350 Integrated Resource Plans – Mar. 2

“Energy Commission stakeholders are invited to participate in a public workshop hosted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Friday, March 2, 2018, to discuss establishing greenhouse gas emission reductions planning targets to use in the SB 350 integrated resource plan (IRP) process. This workshop will commence CARB’s public process to establish greenhouse gas (GHG)…

Workshop: Discussion on the CEC’s Proposed Implementation of the Food Production Investment Program – Jan. 26

“California Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to present preliminary program information and solicit public comment on the proposed Food Production Investment Program (FPIP), including proposed program implementation. During this workshop, staff will also provide a brief introduction to a planned grant program to advance the use of renewable energy in agricultural operations…

California now gets 30 percent of electric energy sales from renewable energy sources

“Advancing the use and availability of renewable energy is critical to achieving California’s ambitious climate change goals. Established by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. through an executive order, then codified through legislation, California has set ambitious requirements to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. To support these…

Three new energy efficiency standards go into effect offering customers better lighting choices

“Three new energy efficiency standards went into effect January 1 that give consumers the choice of better quality light bulbs, LEDs, and small-diameter directional lamps. Consumers will save more than $4 billion in aggregate over the first 13 years with the LED and small-diameter directional lamp standards. Consumers will also conserve enough electricity to power…

CEC launches incentive project to install EV charging stations statewide

“A new statewide incentive project funded by the Energy Commission to promote expansion of California’s electric vehicle charging network debuted in Fresno County. The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) works with community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects to install chargers and accelerate the expansion of charging infrastructure.” Click here to read…
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