California offers grants to build a center for alternative fuels

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) is making almost $1.2 million in grant funds available to develop a new center for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in Central California. Public and private entities with a presence in California can apply for the funds.

The proposed center must be open to the public and must support local agencies and businesses. It will perform such roles as: presenting educational workshops and other activities to increase public awareness of alternative fuels; streamlining permitting processes; conducting outreach events targeting fleet owners to promote the adoption of alternative fuels; and collaborating with local and regional entities in Central California to develop alternative fuels, infrastructure, and/or vehicles.

Also this week, the CEC approved $12 million in new funding for alternative fuel projects, including $600,000 to install at least 50 EV charging stations for federal fleet vehicles at several California facilities, and $300,000 to Linde LLC to operate a new hydrogen refueling station that recently opened in West Sacramento.

 

Source: California Energy Commission via Green Car Congress
Image: Nicolas Raymond/Flickr

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