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2010-2011 Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Docket Number: 09-ALT-1

Committee that oversaw this proceeding:

James D. Boyd
Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Transportation Committee

Anthony Eggert
Commissioner and Associate Member
Transportation Committee

Assembly Bill 118 (Nuñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), created the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The statute, subsequently amended by AB 109 (Nuñez, Chapter 313, Statutes of 2008), authorizes the California Energy Commission to develop and deploy alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies to help meet the state's goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum dependence in the transportation sector.

The Energy Commission has an annual program budget of approximately $100 million to support projects that:

  • Develop and improve alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels.
  • Optimize alternative and renewable fuels for existing and developing engine technologies.
  • Produce alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels in California.
  • Decrease, on a full fuel cycle basis, the overall impact and carbon footprint of alternative and renewable fuels and increase sustainability.
  • Expand fuel infrastructure, fueling stations, and equipment.
  • Improve light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle technologies.
  • Retrofit medium- and heavy-duty on-road and non-road vehicle fleets.
  • Expand infrastructure connected with existing fleets, public transit, and transportation corridors.
  • Establish workforce training programs, conduct public education and promotion, and create technology centers.

Investment Plan & Updates

The California Energy Commission must prepare and adopt an Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to determine the funding priorities and opportunities and describe how program funding will be used to complement other public and private investments. On April 22, 2009, the Energy Commission adopted its first Investment Plan, as required by statute. The adopted Investment Plan contains specific recommendations for expending $176 million appropriated for the first two years of the Program (fiscal years 2008-09 and 2009-10).

The Energy Commission is required to annually update the investment plan. On August 11, 2010, the Energy Commission adopted its updated Investment Plan, outlining funding for fiscal year 2010-2011. Anticipated funding for this period is approximately $108 million. All projects funded by the Energy Commission will be consistent with the priorities established in the 2010-2011 Investment Plan.

Download the 2010-2011 Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program
Commission Adopted Report, publication # CEC-600-2010-001-CMF. (PDF file, 144 pages, 4.3 megabytes).

Download the 2008-2010 Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program
Commission Adopted Report, publication # CEC-600-2009-008-CMF. (PDF file, 129 pages, 1.3 megabytes).

The Energy Commission develops the Investment Plan in coordination with an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is composed of individuals from a wide range of interests that can provide advice and guidance to the Energy Commission. By law, the Advisory Committee must include, but is not limited to: representatives of fuel and vehicle technology consortia, labor organizations, environmental organizations, community-based justice and public health organizations, recreational boaters, consumer advocates, academic institutions, workforce training groups, and private industry as well as representatives from the Resources Agency; the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency; the Labor and Workforce Development Agency; and the California Environmental Protection Agency.

The Investment Plan is developed in an open and public manner, with regularly scheduled public meetings of the Advisory Committee that are subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. The Energy Commission will provide proper notice of and an agenda for all Advisory Committee meetings and ensure that stakeholders and the public have ample opportunity to provide written and oral comment. A transcript of all Advisory Committee meetings is available through the Energy Commission's website. These are found on the Documents Page (see the links in the left-hand navigation column).

All comments are welcomed and should be sent to the Energy Commission's Dockets Office at the address below. In the subject line of your written comments, please include the docket number "09-ALT-1" and indicate "2010-2011 Investment Plan."

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 09-ALT-1
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

You can also submit comments electronically, by e-mail. When using e-mail, please include your name or the name of your organization in the name of the attached file. Send your comments as either a Microsoft Word document or a Portable Document file (PDF) to docket@energy.state.ca.us.

When submitting comments electronically, you must also mail one paper copy to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit at the address listed above.

Participants may also provide an original and 10 copies of their comments at the beginning of a workshop. All written materials relating to the workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and will become part of the public record in this proceeding.

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For more information on current funding opportunities and solicitations, please send e-mail to AB118@energy.state.ca.us, or visit our Solicitations for Transportation Area Programs page: http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/transportation.html

For more information on the 2010-2011 Investment Plan, please contact:

Leslie Baroody
Emerging Fuels & Technologies Office
Fuels & Transportation Division
California Energy Commission
Phone: 916-654-4417
E-mail: AB118@energy.state.ca.us


Charles Smith
Emerging Fuels & Technologies Office
Fuels & Transportation Division
California Energy Commission
Phone: 916-654-4770
E-mail: AB118@energy.state.ca.us

Media & Public Communications Office
Phone: 916-654-4989
E-mail: mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us