State energy grants include $1.1 million to UCD for sustainable transportation center

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014 - 11:07 am

The California Energy Commission’s latest round of funding grants approved this week includes $1.1 million to the University of California, Davis, to establish a National Center for Sustainable Transportation.

The city of Davis received a $200,000 grant to develop a plan for additional plug-in electric charging stations for environmentally friendly vehicles.

Another $1.1 million grant went to the Atlanta-based Center for Transportation and the Environment to develop and deploy fuel cell hybrid electric, walk-in delivery vans. Nonprofit CTE also has an office in Berkeley.

The latest round of grants totaled $3.8 million.

The CEC this week also approved two major, long-term investment plans that it said could total nearly a half-billion dollars. One will fund clean energy research that benefits electricity ratepayers. Another is an annual clean transportation investment plan designed to spark innovation in projects that will help transform California’s transportation fleet to meet greenhouse gas and clean air goals.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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