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July 2019

Electric vehicle charging station and car

Credit: California Energy Commission

EV Chargers and Solar Coming to a Farm Near You

Wide range of agricultural operations in 16 California counties get funds

The Energy Commission is providing nearly $9 million to a wide range of agricultural operations in 16 California counties. The awards, awarded in June, are for solar energy and electric vehicle fast chargers on farms, orchards, vineyards, and other facilities in top agricultural counties.

Half of the awardees are agricultural entities in the San Joaquin Valley. The funds originate from the Energy Commission's Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program (REAP) . . .

Battery storage containment area with posted signs

Credit: California Energy Commission

Energy Storage Alternatives Get $9 Million in Funding

Research grants elemental to California's clean energy future

California is fostering energy technology as a crucial part of its clean energy future with the Energy Commission's investment of nearly $9 million in research grants.

Projects funded by the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program are designed to help accelerate the electricity sector's transformation . . .

Charging port on vehicle with charger plugged in.

Credit: California Energy Commission

Electric Vehicle Funding and Outreach Targets Disadvantaged Communities

Energy Commission spurs adoption of EVs in Fresno, Tulare, Kern and other counties

The Energy Commission is helping drive the adoption of electric vehicles in Fresno, Tulare, Kern and other counties by awarding nearly $1.3 million for outreach, education and collaborative planning.

The grant funds, awarded in June, come from the Energy Commission's Clean Transportation Program, also known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program . . .

Farming tractor and trailer during harvest time

Credit: Ed Williams/California Department of Food and Agriculture

Energy Saving Tech For Five Large Food-Ag Facilities

Energy Commission awards $6 million for state-of-the-art technology

The Energy Commission approved $6.6 million in June from the Food Production Investment Program (FPIP) for state-of-the-art energy saving technologies at five large food agricultural facilities that process food and other products.

The awardees were Initiative Foods of Fresno; Rich Products Corp. of Los Angeles; E and J Gallo Winery in Merced; Yosemite Foods, Inc. in San Joaquin County; and Pacific Coast Producers in Yolo County . . .

All electric passenger bus

Credit: California Energy Commission

$5 Million Awarded to Zero Emission Vehicle Manufacturers

Awards will help California clean energy goals in the transportation sector

Three awardees received more than $5 million in grants for programs supporting clean transportation innovation. The June awards will help California clean energy goals in the transportation sector - a sector responsible for 50 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions when fuel refining is included.

The grants, which will help the state meet a goal of 5 million zero-emission (ZEV) vehicles on the road by 2030, come from the Energy Commission's Clean Transportation Program . . .

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