About Us

Transportation accounts for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California, and has a significant impact on air quality, public health, and the environment. The mission of the California Energy Commission’s Fuels and Transportation Division is to ensure that adequate and reliable transportation energy is provided to the state’s transportation sector while balancing economic, public health, safety, and environmental consequences.

The division administers the Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), which invests up to $100 million annually in a broad portfolio of transportation and fuel transportation projects throughout the state.

Leveraging public and private investments, these investments support innovation and accelerate the development and deployment of alternative and renewable fuels and advanced vehicle technologies that help reduce GHG emissions, improve air quality, promote economic development, and reduce the state’s dependence on petroleum. The program also invests in manufacturing and workforce training to translate clean technology investments into sustained employment opportunities. 

The division’s Emerging Fuels and Technologies Office assesses and demonstrates the market potential of new transportation technologies and fuels, encouraging the widespread use of low-emission alternative fuels in emerging technologies. This office also works to develop sustainability standards to ensure that alternative and renewable fuel and vehicle deployment projects do not harm the environment.

The Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Office supports adoption of electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles by advancing infrastructure readiness and deployment, as well as economic development, manufacturing growth, and workforce development relating to these technologies.

More Information about the Fuels and Transportation Division

For more information, please contact the Fuels & Transportation Division at FTD@energy.ca.gov