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California Energy Commission reports growth in clean electricity portfolio and battery storage capacity

Data from the California Energy Commission (CEC) indicates a 2.7% increase from 2020 to 2021 in the share of the state’s electricity generated by Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)-eligible sources like solar and wind, bringing the total to 37%. When combined with that derived from other carbon-free sources, including hydroelectric, nuclear, biomass and geothermal, the percentage… Read more »

California Energy Commission announces new incentive program for electric truck and bus infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a project that aims to accelerate the deployment of fueling infrastructure for electric and/or hydrogen trucks, buses and equipment. The $50 million-dollar, multi-year EnergIIZE (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) project will use “a concierge-like model,” working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and fund the… Read more »

California Energy Commission funds two lithium recovery projects in Salton Sea region

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded $7.8 to two lithium recovery projects in the Salton Sea region, where high concentrations of the soft metal are found dissolved in the brine produced by geothermal hotspots. The Salton Sea Known Geothermal Area contains an estimated six million tons of recoverable lithium. However, there are significant barriers… Read more »

Peninsula Clean Energy and California Energy Commission invest $24 million in EV charger incentive program

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Center for Sustainable Energy will partner to launch an EV charger incentive project in San Mateo County. PCE and CEC will each invest $12 million to install thousands of chargers in San Mateo County over the next four years. PCE will provide public EV… Read more »

California Energy Commission awards $3 million to EV ride-sharing projects

The California Energy Commission has awarded nearly $3 million to car-sharing programs using EVs in disadvantaged communities. Stratosfuel will demonstrate a fuel cell car-sharing platform using the hydrogen-refueling network in Riverside and Ontario. Calstart will use battery EVs in a ride-hailing service targeting community college students who attend Fresno City College from surrounding rural areas…. Read more »

California Energy Commission awards Envoy $1.5 million for EV sharing in disadvantaged communities

Envoy Technologies has been awarded $1.5M in funding from the California Energy Commission to develop and implement an Electric Vehicle Shared Mobility Program that will primarily benefit disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento Metropolitan and the California Bay Area. Envoy provides shared mobility as an amenity where people live, work and stay. The company says its… Read more »

California Energy Commission awards $36 million for clean transportation projects

The California Energy Commission has awarded more than $36 million in grants for various clean energy transportation projects. The South Coast Air Quality Management District and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5 million to conduct field demonstrations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and cargo handling… Read more »

California Energy Commission approves $9 million in grants for highway fast chargers

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $9 million in grants to four companies – Chargepoint, EV Connect, NRG EV Services and Recargo – for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state highways. The companies will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway 99 and… Read more »

California Energy Commission grants $10 million for electric buses and trucks

The California Energy Commission has approved more than $10 million in grants for four projects demonstrating medium- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies using battery-electric or fuel-cell powertrains. The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program projects include: $2.9 million to CALSTART, Inc. to buy four 33-foot BYD battery-electric buses, which will be built at BYD’s… Read more »

Zero Motorcycles scores million-dollar grant from California Energy Commission

Zero Motorcycles has been awarded a grant of $1,009,220 from the California Energy Commission (CEC). Zero will match these funds, providing over two million bucks to be invested in expanding production capacity through improvements in the manufacturing line, production efficiency and engineering processes. All Zero models are designed and built in California. “We thrive at… Read more »