Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Clean Air Technology Initiative:
Technology Advancement Funding
California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)
CalCEF was created to solve a problem. Despite significant environmental policy leadership, until recently the private sector - particularly the financial community - has lagged in making investments in clean energy companies, creating a gap in the commercialization of new energy technologies. The core problem of energy is technological in nature, and we cannot afford to leave fundamental innovations unsupported at a crucial juncture in their development. CalCEF was created to focus expertise and financial resources on this aspect of the energy challenge.
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
CPUC plays a key role in making California a national and international leader on a number of energy related initiatives and policies designed to benefit consumers, the environment, and the economy.
- About CPUC Renewables, Energy Efficiency and the Environment
- California Solar Initiative
The California Solar Initiative is a comprehensive $2.8 billion program that provides incentives towards solar development over 11 years. The California Solar Initiative offers solar incentives to energy users (except new homes) in investor-owned utility territories in California. The CSI Program has a goal to install 1,940 MW of new solar by 2017.
Cascade Sierra Solutions
Cascade Sierra Solutions offers comprehensive services for medium and heavy-duty diesel fleet owners and independent owner operators seeking to upgrade their fleets to cleaner, more efficient vehicles or retrofit them with energy efficient features.
- About Cascade Sierra Solutions
- Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP)
The Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) will locate and install fifty truck stop facilities over the next 18 months along interstate highways where early adopter fleets and independent owner-operators have indicated the highest utilization will occur. Idle Reduction Equipment Rebates are available nation-wide to use electrified truck parking. Long-haul truck owners can apply on-line at the Cascade Sierra Solutions web site for rebates on idle reduction equipment when they agree to use truck stop electrification (TSE) sites over the next three years. Rebate requests will be accepted between February, 2011 and March 31, 2013.
Environmental Business Cluster
The Environmental Business Cluster is an award-winning cleantech incubator located in the heart of the Silicon Valley that provides commercialization support and facilities for emerging clean energy and environmental technology companies.
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network provides analysis and action on issues affecting the Silicon Valley region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders - from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community - to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. Joint Venture is dedicated to promoting climate-friendly activities that help the local economy and improve quality of life in Silicon Valley. Joint Venture’s climate initiatives consist of three distinct programs; Public Sector Climate Task Force, Climate Prosperity, and Sustainable Buildings.