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EV chargers that can talk to the grid being tested in California

RWE is installing smart EV chargers at the University of California, San Diego. These EVSEs can talk to the grid about supply and demand.

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San Diego company adding 19 E85 pumps at California stations

Count Pearson Fuels, and the state of California for that matter, is among proponents of boosting ethanol content in light-duty vehicle fuel. San Diego-based Person received a $1.35-million grant to add pumps that distribute fuel with an 85-percent ethanol mix – i.e. E85 – at 19 new gas stations throughout the Golden State.

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Tesla gets $10 million from California for Model X production

The Golden State is providing some green for the Tesla Model X.

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California Energy Commission launches alt-fuel vehicle website Drive

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has launched Drive – a website designed to educate industry professionals, fleet managers and consumers about greener transportation choices for the 21st century.

University of California - Davis gets $3 million for Plug-In hybrid research

The University of California - Davis has been at the forefront of a lot of alternative fuel research in recent years, including hydrogen generation, producing fuels from biomass by various biological methods and hybrids. The California Energy Commission has now awarded another $3 million to UC-Davis for work on plug-in hybrids. The school will establish a plug-in hybrid research center at the UCD Institute of Transportation Studies. The center will try to enhance the commercial viability of PHEV

California Energy Commission has grants available for Biofuels Research

If you're doing research on producing biofuels from cellulosic biomass, the California Energy Commission has some money for you! They have $3 million to give out to three or four projects. The Commission has put a solicitation for competitive grants for research, development and demonstration of conversion technologies to make fuel from materials like agricultural and forest residues, food waste, beverages or other materials.