Major Energy Issues Facing California Discussed in a New Energy Commission Report

By Commissioner Janea A. Scott 

The Energy Commission has just adopted an Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (IEPR) that outlines how the state will transform its transportation system to zero- and near-zero technologies and fuels to meet its climate and clean air goals. With nearly 120,000 plug-in electric vehicles on California’s roads, the plug-in electric vehicle market is growing steadily, and hydrogen fuel cell electric technology is also poised to become a zero-emission option across the transportation sector.

Incentives will play a key role, the report notes, in supporting and encouraging the use of the alternative fuels and vehicle technologies needed to transform California’s transportation market. Investments in a variety of highly efficient vehicle technologies are necessary for a viable transportation system that will use many types of low-carbon fuels.

The Energy Commission is exploring opportunities to leverage funding that may help to achieve deeper benefits on a faster time frame. See Chapter Two in the report. The Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program has achieved important benefits and is finding ways to measure those benefits. See Chapter Four. Join us for the journey that is blazing new ground and attracting 50 foreign delegations a year to the California Energy Commission.

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