2010-2011 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program
September 09, 2010
Transportation Energy (600)
Clean Transportation Program
Leslie Baroody, Charles Smith
The investment plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program serves as the guidance document for the allocation of program funding and is prepared annually based on input and advice of the Assembly Bill 118 Advisory Committee. This second investment plan, the 2010-2011 Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, covers the third year of the program and reflects laws, executive orders, and policies to reduce petroleum use, greenhouse gas emissions, and criteria emissions, increase alternative fuel use, and spur the development of bioenergy sources in California. It details how the California Energy Commission, with input from stakeholders and the Advisory Committee, determined the program’s goal-driven priorities coupled with project opportunities for funding. These priorities are consistent with the program’s goal “to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change policies.”
The foundation of the 2010-2011 Investment Plan is the analytical method used in the first investment plan and addresses greenhouse gas reductions for 2020, and to 2050. It provides proposed funding recommendations based on the alternative and renewable fuel and vehicle technology analyses and identified opportunities. The appendices provide supporting analyses and important references for the development of this plan to help transform California’s transportation sector to a low-carbon, cleaner, non-petroleum, and more efficient energy future.