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  • Follow AB 118 here.

    California has the largest targeted alternative/sustainable fuels spending package in the country with the $1.4 Billion dollar (total) AB118 initiative. Follow the developements, comments and maturation of this landmark bill here.


    AB 118
    UPDATE! AB 118, the Alternative Fuels and Vehicle Technologies Assembly Bill was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger on October 14, 2007.

    In mid-September, the Legislature sent the Governor a bill that would provide a significant amount of new funding for clean and energy efficient transportations technology, research development and deployment. On October 14, the Governor signed the Alternative Fuels and Vehicle Technologies Assembly Bill.

    To learn more about the bill and California's efforts to advance clean transportation, contact:
    John Boesel at 626.744.5607
    Who supported AB 118?


    Assembly Bill 118
    In January 2007, CALSTART commenced its Clean and Energy Efficient Transportation Technology (CEETT) Program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, promoting the program with the state’s legislature. With the support of almost 50 advanced transportation technology industry leaders, CALSTART was able to persuade Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez to incorporate the bulk of the CEETT Program into his Assembly Bill 118.

    AB 118 would provide grants and revolving loans to state agencies, California-based businesses and projects, public-private partnerships, vehicle and technology consortia, fleet owners, consumers, and academic institutions towards the development of alternative fuel and vehicle technologies to help attain the state’s climate change policies without adopting any one preferred fuel or technology. Providing funding for the development of more affordable fuels, technologies, advanced vehicles and alternative fuel infrastructure will not only reduce California's dependence on petroleum, but will ultimately spur innovation and competition in the marketplace.
    AB 118 provides funding from fees on vehicle registrations for a term of seven years and is expected to yield about $205 million per year in new funding. Approximately $120 million would be managed by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for transportation programs that would not only improve air quality but also reduce dependence on oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The remaining $85 million would be managed by the California Air Resources Board on programs focused solely on improving air quality. The CEC projects would support the research and development, as well as the deployment of clean transportation technologies.

    Click here for the full text of the bill (pdf)

    STATUS: AB 118 was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger on October 14, 2007.

    AB 118's two programs are described in detail below.

    1. The Air Quality Improvement Program, to be administered by the California Air Resources Board, would fund the following projects:
      • Off-road equipment projects contemplating action not required by control measures adopted by the state board or any other laws to mitigate criteria air pollutant and toxic air contaminant emissions
      • Mitigation for off-road gasoline exhaust and evaporative emissions not currently regulated by the state board
      • Research to determine the air quality impacts of alternative fuels and projects that study the life-cycle impacts of alternative fuels and conventional fuels, the emissions of biofuel and advanced reformulated gasoline mixes, and air pollution improvement and control technologies for use with alternative fuels and vehicles
      • Projects augmenting the Univ. of California’s Agricultural Extension program for research to increase sustainable biofuels production and improve the collection of biomass feedstocks

      • Incentives for small off-road equipment replacement to encourage consumers to replace internal combustion engine lawn and garden equipment
      • Incentives for heavy-duty vehicles and equipment mitigation, including lower emission school bus programs and heavy-duty electric off-road equipment
    2. The Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Carbon Reduction and Clean Air Program, to be administered by the CEC, would provide funding in the following areas:
      • Alternative and renewable fuel R&D to improve/develop alternative and low-carbon fuels (incl. ethanol, dimethyl ether, renewable diesel, natural gas, biomethane; and their feedstocks) that have high potential for long-term and short-term commercialization
      • Alternative and renewable fuel deployment projects that optimize fuels for existing and developing engine technologies
      • Technology deployment projects to decrease the overall impact of a fuel’s life-cycle carbon footprint and sustainability
      • Alternative and renewable fuel infrastructure, fueling stations and equipment incentive projects, including revolving loans and grants to small- and medium-sized businesses for these purposes
      • Alternative and renewable fuel and efficient vehicle technology R&D that provide for better fuel efficiency, alternative fuel usage and storage, or emission reductions (incl. propulsions systems, lightweight materials, energy storage, engine optimization, electronic and electrified components, hybrid tech, plug-in hybrid tech, and fuel cell technology)
      • Alternative and renewable fuel and efficient vehicle technology deployment projects that accelerate commercialization of vehicle technology, incl. buy-down programs for near-market and market-path deployments)
      • Revolving loans to small and medium size businesses for medium-and heavy-duty vehicle fleets to retrofit existing fleets with technologies that create higher fuel efficiencies, including idle management technology and aerodynamic retrofits that decrease fuel consumption
      • Alternative fuel and electric infrastructure projects that promote infrastructure development connected for existing fleets, public transit and transportation corridors.

      Pictured: California State Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, who sponsored AB 118. Visit the Speaker's web site.

      The programs will remain in effect until January 1, 2016.
      AB118 Supporters Advanced Energy Conversion
      AFS Trinity Power Corporation
      Agile Turbine Technology
      Automotive X PRIZE
      Azure Dynamics
      Ballard Power Systems
      The BOC Group
      California Hydrogen Business Council
      Capital Green Fuels
      Capricorn Investment Group
      Capstone Turbine
      Ceres
      Clean Energy
      Clean Energy Asset Management
      CMEA Ventures
      Chrysler LLC
      DEHydS
      Enova Systems
      Gas Technology Institute
      Haldex Hydraulics


      Hydrogenics
      Intelligent Energy
      International Truck and Engine
      ISE Corporation
      Mack Trucks
      Maxwell Technologies
      Mobile Energy Solutions
      Neste Oil
      Pacific Ethanol
      Quallion
      Quantum Technologies
      Superprotonic
      T3 Motion
      Tesla Motors
      UQM Technologies
      US Hybrid
      UTC Power
      Virtual Group, L.L.C.
      Volvo Trucks North America
      Waste Connections
      Waste Management
      Westport Innovations</SPAN>

    Last edited by Curtis; 02-10-2009, 10:15 PM.

  • #2
    Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: Global Cooling Solutions Hydrogen System

    Good day,

    Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is an introduction of a hydrogen fuel system add-on for fleets by Global Cooling Solutions.

    Quote: "Our small and self-contained system generates Hydrogen on demand from water using the engine's standard 12v or 24v charging system.· Our system does not require engine replacements, retrofits, hydrogen storage, chemical fuel additives, fuel cells, or hydrogen "at the pump." Our technology has increased fuel economy 10% -25% (depending on the engine and application) while simultaneously reducing emission outputs 25% -75%. "

    "Our solution will reduce the carbon footprint of the petroleum economy today, and into the future."

    Comment


    • #3
      Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: Breathe LA Proposale to Become the Educational Coordi

      Good day,

      Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a proposal by Breathe LA to become the Educational Coordinator for AB 118.

      Quote: "BREATHE LA is proposing to become the Educational Coordinator for AB 118. To be successful, BREATHE LA must develop a structured program that can be delivered via Instructor and,'the Internet. The content of this program must be developed carefully and in collaboration with the multiple business sectors, Cal.ifornia Energy Commission, regulatory agencies, public officials and the environmental community."

      "To begin, BREATHE LA would develop a structure that meets the four sustainability goals of AB 118."

      "BREATHE LA develops a comprehensive approach to the educational component of implementing AB 118. This will require five phases: 1) Assessment, 2) Bus'iness Sector Development, 3) Program Development, 4) Program Implementation and Certification, and 5) Evaluation and Progress Assessments. "

      "BREATHE LA will become the knowledge base and incubator of thoughts around alternative technology and alternative fuels for all of California."

      "An evaluation process is crucial to completing any educational program. In partnersh'ip with the California Energy Commission, regulatory agencies, stakeholders and BREATHE LA the evaluations will involve any business participating in one or more'of the educational methods described above. This processwill detail how each business implemented AB 118 and how they have made progress on their action plan developed at one or more of the educational methods listed above. In addition, each business will: "

      "After the assessment is complete and signed by all parties, it will be presented to the California Energy Commission for review and certification. Those businesses that
      achieve the goals of AB 118 will be featured on BREATHE LA's website.

      Next Steps:
      After review of the above outline, BREATHE LA would like to have at least one meeting in person-or by teleconference-with Ms. Magana and the
      California Energy Commission, to obtain feedback on and align the project with the
      goals of implementing AB 118."


      There is more of interest in this docket as well.

      Comment


      • #4
        Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: B. Luftglass of the Linde Group's Comment

        Good day,

        Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a commentary document from Bryan Luftglass of the Linde Group.

        Quote: "1) Biogas sources, including landfill gas, and anaerobic digester gas from agricultural sources
        and wastewater treatment plants provide an invaluable source of feedstocks for ultra low
        carbon and super ultra low carbon fuels. Linde’s view is that CEC’s funding priorities
        should:
        a) Encourage development of biogas sources that are converted to ULC and SULC fuels.
        b) Specifically encourage development of in-state biogas sources for local air quality and
        economic stimulus benefits.
        c) Ensure there are adequate sources of biogas available for transportation fuels
        production.
        d) Ensure the tools exist to properly understand the relative benefits of biogas-based SULC
        and ULC fuels using, e.g., by having GREET models in place for major potential routes,
        including on-site biogas to LNG.
        "

        There is more of interest in this document as well.

        Comment


        • #5
          Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: R. Cameron of San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air's Comment

          Good day,

          Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a commentary document from Richard Cameron of San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

          Quote: "1. Off-Road Equipment Projects: A large majority of port-related goods movement activity is conducted with off-road equipment and vehicles. The ports agree with CEC that there is a significant need for alternative fuel demonstrations and deployment incentives, and suggest that a significant percentage of these incentives should target off-road applications. Specifically, AB 118 support in the areas of ocean going and other marine vessel cold ironing, cargo handling equipment, and harbor craft applications is recommended."

          There is more of interest in this document as well.

          Comment


          • #6
            Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: J. Wolf of Better Place's Comment

            Good day,

            Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a commentary document from Jason Wolf of Better Place.

            Quote: "Specifically, Better Place requests that significant additional funding be provided to the “Super Ultra Low Emission”
            category and that this additional funding be allocated solely to battery electric vehicles (EVs), batteries, and
            infrastructure, and particularly those EVs powered by carbon-free and/or renewable power.. We make this request given
            the fundamental change in the battery electric vehicle market place as indicated by government, the public and the
            automobile manufacturing companies themselves.
            "

            There is more of interest in this document as well.

            Comment


            • #7
              Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: Written Comments of G. Stone of the LCFS Working Grou

              Good day,

              Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a written comment of Garrett Stone of the LCFS Working Group.

              Quote: "The above table, however controversial, is a valuable resource for planning the
              allocation of AB118 investments.

              First, this table is neither “complete” nor “perfectly correct”. However, the table is
              probably one of the better tools we have,
              right now
              , for making comparisons between
              fuels for
              planning investment amounts and investment timing
              .

              Second, a review of the table shows that the proposed new “Low-Carbon, Ultra-Low-
              Carbon, and Super-Ultra-Low-Carbon” categories do not yet align well with the carbon
              intensities as calculated by the Low Carbon Fuel Standard California-GREET model,
              The new categories do not have a numerical carbon intensity range. However, if any
              presently available fuels
              qualify for a Super-Ultra-Low-Carbon category, it seems that
              Biomethane (at 11 g/MJ) and Soybean Biodiesel (at 27 g/MJ) are the best candidates.

              Conversely, the table shows,
              at the present time and present state of development, both
              Electricity (at 124 g/MJ) and Hydrogen (at 142 g/MJ) have a long distance to go in
              development years and development dollars before they work their way up the table to
              the Super-Ultra-Low-Carbon category at the top.

              In the effort to achieve maximum timely CO2 reductions, the AB118 investment process
              can leverage the use of the full life cycle carbon intensity calculations that the LCFS
              effort has already accomplished.
              "

              There is more of interest in this document as well.

              Comment


              • #8
                Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: Staff Workshop 2/10 Regarding the Investment Plan of
                Good day,

                Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a Notice of a Staff Workshop on 2/10 regarding the Investment Plan of AB 118.

                Quote:

                The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff will conduct a workshop
                to present for public review and comment the draft Investment Plan for the Alternative
                and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Commissioners may also
                attend and participate. This will be one of four public workshops that are scheduled to
                be held throughout California. Separate notices will be posted for the other three
                workshops. The workshop will be held on:
                TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
                9 A.M.
                SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
                1990 E. Gettysburg Avenue
                Governing Board Room
                Fresno, CA
                (Wheelchair accessible)


                There is more of interest in this document as well.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: Staff Workshop 2/17 Regarding the Investment Plan of
                  Good day,

                  Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a Notice of a Staff Workshop on 2/17 regarding the Investment Plan of AB 118.

                  Quote:

                  The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff will conduct a workshop
                  to present for public review and comment the draft Investment Plan for the Alternative
                  and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Commissioners may also
                  attend and participate. This will be one of four public workshops that are scheduled to
                  be held throughout California. Separate notices will be posted for the other three
                  workshops. The workshop will be held on:
                  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
                  9 A.M.
                  SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
                  21865 Copley Drive
                  Auditorium
                  Diamond Bar, CA
                  Link to map: [http://www.aqmd.gov/map/dir2.html]
                  (Wheelchair accessible)

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                  • #10
                    Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: Staff Workshop 2/18 Regarding the Investment Plan of
                    Good day,

                    Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a Notice of a Staff Workshop on 2/18 regarding the Investment Plan of AB 118.

                    Quote:

                    The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff will conduct a workshop
                    to present for public review and comment the draft Investment Plan for the Alternative
                    and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Commissioners may also
                    attend and participate. This will be one of four public workshops that are scheduled to
                    be held throughout California. Separate notices will be posted for the other three
                    workshops. The workshop will be held on:
                    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
                    9 A.M.
                    PORT OF LOS ANGELES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
                    425 South Palos Verdes Street
                    POLA Board Room
                    San Pedro, California
                    Link to map: [http://www.portoflosangeles.org/about_map.htm]
                    (Wheelchair accessible)

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                    • #11
                      Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: Staff Workshop 2/11 Regarding the Investment Plan of
                      Good day,

                      Here is a new addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a Notice of a Staff Workshop on 2/11 regarding the Investment Plan of AB 118.

                      Quote:

                      The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff will conduct a workshop
                      to present for public review and comment the draft Investment Plan for the Alternative
                      and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Commissioners may also
                      attend and participate. This will be one of four public workshops that are scheduled to
                      be held throughout California. Separate notices will be posted for the other three
                      workshops. The workshop will be held on:
                      WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
                      9 a.m.
                      IBM Almaden Research Center
                      650 Harry Road
                      San Jose, California
                      Link to map: [http://www.almaden.ibm.com/almaden/visitorinfo.shtml
                      ] (Wheelchair Accessible)

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                      • #12
                        Recent Posting to AB118 Docket: CIOMA Comments on the AB 118 Draft Investment Plan

                        Good day,

                        Here is a recent addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a comment from the California Independent Oil Marketers Association.

                        Quote:
                        "We agree with a "shotgun" approach rather than a "rifle barrel" approach. In looking at the variety of technologies and energy pathways involved in imagining a society with huge carbon consumption reductions, it is clear that there is no clear path. It would be unwise (and possibly a neglect of fiduciary responsibility) for the Commission to start trying to determine "winners" and "losers" at this early juncture. Therefore it is prudent to invest in a variety of technologies and approaches. We also urge the attention to augmenting near-term activities that will smooth the pathway(s) to transition. Two such areas are provided immediately following."

                        "On Page 20 of the Draft Plan a list of possible funding targets related to lo carbon fuels is presented. Our particular attention is drawn to the last recommendation in that chart, "Develop fuel blending terminals for renewable diesel and biodiesel fuels in Northern and Southern California." We are concerned because this recommendation appears to focus on centralized fueling terminals rather than distributed fuel blending opportunities."

                        "Starting on Page 20 of the Draft Plan the Commission staff correctly notes issues related to standards and certifications on alternative fuel infrastructure and technologies. A current example of such a situation is the storage of biodiesel blends above 5% in underground storage tanks. This is due to lack of independent 3rd party certification of tanks, plumbing and monitoring equipment for storage of biodiesel.. We suggest the immediate expenditure of AB 118 revenues to assist in the quick establishment of 3rd party certification for storage of biodiesel in UST’s."

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                        • #13
                          CETC Comments on the AB 118 Draft Investment Plan

                          Good day,

                          Here is a recent addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a comment from the California Electric Transportation Coalition.

                          Quote:
                          "What goal should drive the Investment Plan funding allocation?
                          CalETC agrees with the comments expressed at the January 8, 2009 AB 118
                          Advisory Committee by Tom Cackette of the ARB, and several other Advisory
                          Committee members, that the goal should be the 2050 GHG reduction goal (80%
                          reduction). In the December, 2008 Draft Investment Plan, CEC staff proposed
                          using the 2020 GHG reduction goal
                          ."

                          "CEC should factor into its analysis, and proposed funding allocations, the real-world
                          constraints of fuel supply, fuel feedstock, vehicle market penetration, and other constraints.
                          On page 7 of the Draft Investment Plan, CEC staff indicates that “The initial GHG emission
                          reduction scenario was “unconstrained” in that projections had no limitations for cost, fuel supply,
                          or biomass feedstock availability placed upon them, …”. It makes no sense to do projections that
                          ignore realistic constraints that either exist, or are expected to exist in the future. And we know
                          that there are significant constraints for some fuels and technologies in the areas of feedstock
                          supply, fuel supply, and other circumstances."


                          "The CEC should increase the funding allocation to the Super Ultra Low Carbon
                          fuel/technology category.
                          The percentage allocations from the CEC/ARB “2050 Vision” (2009-2050 timeframe) described in
                          #1 above, and from the TIAX analysis of July, 2008, are strikingly different than the CEC staff
                          proposed AB 118 program funding allocations in the Draft Investment Plan."

                          "CalETC disagrees with the statement in the “Gap Analysis” (page 11) that, “Public
                          and private R&D for … battery electric vehicles (including battery development) also seem to
                          be adequately funded, and funding from the Program for these areas is unneeded and
                          unlikely.”


                          There is more of interest in this document as well.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            CNGVC Comments on the AB 118 Draft Investment Plan

                            Good day,

                            Here is a recent addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a comment from the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition.

                            Quote:
                            "The CNGVC strongly believes natural gas and natural gas vehicles have a key role to play in meeting
                            both the 2020 and 2050 clean fuel targets. Conventional natural gas meets and exceeds the 2020 Low
                            Carbon Fuel Standard target of a ten percent reduction in carbon intensity – today. And we believe the
                            development of renewable biomethane, with its extremely low carbon intensity, must play an
                            indispensible part in California’s transportation fuel future if we are to meet the very rigorous 2050 goals.
                            We strongly urge the Commission and Advisory Committee to re-examine the potential and the
                            opportunities for biomethane used as a transportation fuel."


                            "The State Legislature and administrative agencies have been very active over the last five years in
                            adopting policies and developing programs to increase the use of alternative fuels and reduce
                            greenhouse gas emissions. One of the most important responsibilities of the California Energy
                            Commission (CEC) pursuant to AB 118 and AB 109 (hereafter referred to as AB 118) is “to develop and
                            adopt an investment plan to determine priorities and opportunities for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel
                            and Vehicle Technology Program…” (HSC 44272.5(a)). The first test of the Investment Plan, then, is
                            whether it meets the requirements of AB 118 and is consistent with other important state policies, such as
                            AB 32, AB 1007 and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, as well as criteria established by the Advisory
                            Committee.
                            The CNGVC believes the current draft of the Investment Plan does meet this important consistency test."

                            "There was much discussion at the January 8 workshop about whether the Investment Plan should focus
                            on achieving the 2020 or 2050 GHG reduction goals. Several Advisory Committee members expressed
                            concern that the Investment Plan provided too much funding to near-term projects at the expense of
                            projects that would enable the state to achieve the 2050 GHG reduction targets.
                            The CNGVC believes this is a false dichotomy. The statutory 2020 goals should not be pursued without
                            any recognition of the state’s desire to achieve significantly greater GHG reductions by 2050. But for
                            several reasons it is at least as important that the Investment Plan should not focus on projects believed
                            to achieve the 2050 targets without any attention to meeting the 2020 goals:
                            The law requires the state meet the 2020 GHG reduction goal.
                            AB 32 has a mandate to
                            reduce GHG levels to 1990 levels by 2020. The LCFS, which is an explicit part of the ARB’s
                            strategy to meet the AB 32 mandate, requires that the carbon intensity of transportation fuels be
                            reduced by 10% by 2020. It is essential, therefore, that the AB 118 Investment Plan emphasize
                            projects that ensure 2020 compliance."


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                            • #15
                              Aerovironment Comments on the AB 118 Draft Investment Plan

                              Good day,

                              Here is a recent addition to AB 118's Docket, which is a comment from Kristin Helsel of Aerovironment.

                              Quote:
                              "Key Recommendations Regarding draft AB 118 Investment Plan
                              AeroVironment is keenly interested in the AB 118 program as we believe our suite of
                              electric vehicle charging technologies could be critical components ofthe state's EV
                              program. The nature ofAeroVironment's fast-charging capabilities can significantly
                              enhance deployment of electric vehicles in ways conventional charging and battery
                              technologies cannot accomplish alone. With this in mind, AeroVironment would like
                              submit the following recommendations regarding the Investment Plan:
                              • AeroVironment strongly supports the draft Investment Plan's recommendation that AS
                              118 funds be used to support public access electric charging infrastructure and early
                              adopter incentives for home and private fleeting charging. AeroVironment's EV
                              Charging Systems are well positioned to playa leading role in the rollout of California's
                              EV charging infrastructure, and do so in line with the timeframe for deployment of onroad
                              EVs - in 2010.
                              • AeroVironmentalso strongly supports the draft Investment Plan's recommendations for
                              support of non-road demonstrations and deployment incentives. Our PosiCharge
                              technology is the leader in charging support for off-road EVs, and is well suited to
                              facilitate this type of program.
                              • As a California-based company with corporate, R&D, and manufacturing facilities in
                              Monrovia and Simi Valley, we strongly support the draft Investment Plan's
                              recommendation for manufacturing and production incentives, particularly
                              manufacturing sales tax exemptions, enterprise zones, and local property tax
                              exemptions. With over 700 employees, these incentives will help AeroVironment create
                              California-based jobs in the cleantech marketplace as we deliver the products that will
                              help the State meet its petroleum reduction and climate change goals.
                              • Finally, AeroVironment feels strongly that in order to provide adequate support in line
                              with the critical timing for deployment of electric drive technologies, and to achieve
                              California's ambitious 2050 climate change goals, the recommended allocation for the
                              "Super Ultra Low Carbon" category should be increased significantly. We feel this
                              is especially needed given the fact that hydrogen/fuel cell and electric vehicle
                              technologies will be sharing funding in this important category, and together will be
                              responsible for roughly 56% of the C02 reductions needed in 2050. AeroVironment
                              recommends increasing the allocation for Super Ultra Low Carbon FuelslTechnology in
                              the draft Investment Plan from 23% of total program funds to 35%. A larger investment
                              by the CEC on the order of roughly $60 million for the Super Ultra Low Carbon category
                              would also be in line with the large private sector investment being made globally in
                              these technologies, thereby providing a greater opportunity to leverage investment and
                              attract these resources to California projects and companies."



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