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Low-Carbon Fuels Resources

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These resources will help inform your low-carbon fuels activities. Resources include links to organizations, state and federal agencies, tools, guides and tip sheets to support your work.  You’ll also find examples of programs and materials from cities and counties.

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Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center
U.S. Department of Energy

Interested in learning more about lower carbon fuel vehicles? The Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center operated by the U.S. Department of Energy offers a wealth of information.

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Cleaner Car Buyer’s Guide
Air Resources Board

This site was developed as a resource for car buyers to find clean technology vehicles.

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Climate Change Program for Mobile Sources
Air Resources Board

The California Air Resources Board is developing a climate change program for mobile sources that will reduce carbon emissions from motor vehicles sold and operated in California. 

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DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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EPA Green Vehicle Guide

This tool from EPA provides information that can help you choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Fuel-Efficient and Alternative-Fuel Vehicles Snapshots

See “snapshots” of several communities’ experiences with fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles.

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Incentive Program for Alternative Fuels
Air Resources Board

This web site provides information on the California Air Resources Board’s current and past incentive programs for alternative fuels and vehicles.

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Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program
Air Resources Board

This page provides information regarding California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program pursuant to the California Assembly Bill AB 32 and the Governor’s Executive Order S-01-07.

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The Methane to Markets Partnership

Visit to EPA website to learn about the United States’ role in the Global Methane Initiative and access information on new technologies that capture and use waste methane to generate heat and power.

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Moving Toward Fuel-Efficient and Alternative-Fuel Fleets: 10 Questions Local Officials Should Ask

Increasing fuel prices and tightening budget constraints have many local officials exploring a transition to fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles. Using alternative-fuel vehicles is also a key element of local agency efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and combat climate change in their own operations and throughout the community.

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