Transportation Agency Awards $390 Million in Cap and Trade Grants to Expand Transit, Reduce Emissions and Create Jobs

Transportation Agency Awards $390 Million in Cap and Trade Grants to Expand Transit, Reduce Emissions and Create Jobs

The group of projects moves forward the Brown Administration’s focus on reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions while advancing the state’s public transportation system. This year’s awards total $390 million in competitive grants made possible through the state’s Cap and Trade auction proceeds. 

Read More

Air Resources Board and partners celebrate significant milestone with clean-air trucks

Air Resources Board and partners celebrate significant milestone with clean-air trucks

The California Air Resources Board, elected officials and industry today celebrated the 2,000th Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher, awarded to Redwood Products of Chino, a small business that invested in a clean, low-carbon hybrid delivery truck. Cleaner trucks mean fewer unhealthy diesel emissions.

Read More

$51 Million to Three Transformative Public Transportation Projects

$51 Million to Three Transformative Public Transportation Projects

Yesterday, three transformative transit projects received their official allocations of more than $51 million from the California Transportation Commission, advancing high-quality public transportation, aiding disadvantaged communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These climate investments are funded by the state’s cap-and-trade auction proceeds.

Read More

CalRecycle Awards $2.7 Million to Fight Global Warming: Businesses Receive Grants & Loans for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

CalRecycle Awards $2.7 Million to Fight Global Warming: Businesses Receive Grants & Loans for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

The grant and loans, using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions,  are awarded for projects that will help achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets outlined in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). The projects will also help California reach its statewide goal of 75 percent recycling, composting, and source reduction.

Read More

New Interactive Map Tracks Climate Investments in California

New Interactive Map Tracks Climate Investments in California

The new website – www.ClimateInvestmentMap.CA.Gov – brings together information on a dozen different climate and energy programs into a single searchable application, allowing users to view the locations of individual projects and providing a summary of climate and energy investments for each of the state’s 120 legislative districts.

Read More

CAL FIRE Announces Urban Forestry and Forest Legacy Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

CAL FIRE Announces Urban Forestry and Forest Legacy Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

CAL FIRE announced today the award of nearly $20 million in grants to local groups that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. The grants will add trees to urban communities and protect more than 2,400 acres of forest from development.

Read More

California Department of Food and Agriculture Funds 5 Dairy Digester Projects in the Central Valley

California Department of Food and Agriculture Funds 5 Dairy Digester Projects in the Central Valley

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has selected five projects for approximately $11.1 million in grants to implement digester technology on California dairy operations that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from dairy manure.

Read More

Nearly $22 Million Awarded to 86 Projects Under Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Nearly $22 Million Awarded to 86 Projects Under Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Caltrans today announced that 86 more local projects that improve public transportation and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions were issued funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. This program is one of the strategies the state is employing to meet its ambitious goals to address climate change, and specifically prioritizes projects that will serve disadvantaged communities. California Climate Investments, such as this, are programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

Read More

Transportation Agency Backs $224 Million In Transit And Intercity Rail Grants

Transportation Agency Backs $224 Million In Transit And Intercity Rail Grants

The California State Transportation Agency today announced this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. These climate investments are funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

Read More

Strategic Growth Council Approves $122 Million in Affordable, Transit-Friendly Housing Grants and Loans

Strategic Growth Council Approves $122 Million in Affordable, Transit-Friendly Housing Grants and Loans

The California Strategic Growth Council today unanimously approved $121.9 million in competitive grants and loans to 28 housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. 

Read More

ARB approves funding plan for low-carbon, zero-emission vehicles, boosts funding for low-income pilot programs

ARB approves funding plan for low-carbon, zero-emission vehicles, boosts funding for low-income pilot programs

The California Air Resources Board today approved a $373 million funding plan that covers all investments in advanced technologies for fiscal year 2015-16, from zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses to rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles. 

Read More