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California Approves $12 Million for Alternative Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $18 million to fund projects that will help the state meet its climate and energy goals, $12 million of which will go toward three alternative fuel projects. The three alternative fuels projects will receive funding through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), which supports technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum-based fuels. The Regents of the University of California will receive $11.2 million to administer an incentive program to put more NGVs on California roads. Another $900,000 will fund electric vehicle charging stations and a hydrogen refueling station. Timed for its 40th anniversary this month, the Commission also unveiled its new seal to reflect policies that encourage renewable energy resources. The seal replaces the previous seal designed in the mid-seventies.