For Immediate Release: March 24, 2015
Media Contact: Linda Rapattoni - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Energy Commissioner to Speak at Opening of Diamond Bar
Hydrogen Refueling Station

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. - The California Energy Commission and South Coast Air Quality Management District hold a dedication ceremony this Wednesday for the state's 11th retail hydrogen refueling station. Commissioner Janea A. Scott, lead commissioner on transportation, will be participating in the event and discussing the commission's plans for reducing the state's reliance on petroleum.

What:
Dedication of California's 11th retail hydrogen refueling station

When:
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015, 10 a.m. PDT

Where:
South Coast Air Quality Management District Headquarters
21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar

Who:
Janea A. Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

"California is committed to zero emission vehicles and an infrastructure that will help build consumer confidence in them," said California Energy Commissioner Janea A. Scott, lead commissioner on transportation. "This hydrogen station is number 11 in an initial network of 100 stations that will lay the foundation for fuel-cell electric vehicles and begin enabling drivers in the South Coast region to seriously consider buying one of the new hydrogen electric vehicles being released."

Transportation accounts for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gases with more than 26 million cars and one million trucks operating in California. Click here for more information on California's retail hydrogen refueling stations.


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About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. The agency was established by the California Legislature through the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation and preparing for energy emergencies.