Having the industry get out in front of policy makers is really important in keeping the momentum that's been building over the last few years.
Erik Neandross, CEO
Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
The California NGV Coalition is an association of natural gas vehicle and engine manufacturers, utilities, fuel providers and fleet operators serving the state. We are united in the belief that wider adoption of clean-running NGVs—a proven technology in use worldwide—is key to helping California reduce greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and petroleum dependence.
The Coalition is the industry’s premier advocacy organization in California. We work with legislators and regulators to develop policies that will increase alternative fuel and vehicle use, support new initiatives and provide up-to-date information on NGV technology and market developments. We also advise stakeholders on testing and demonstration programs and help NGV-related businesses break into the California market.
Examples of the Coalition’s work include providing crucial information to the California Energy Commission on NGV market economics during development of the AB 1007 plan for increasing alternative fuel use in the state, contributing technical analyses to well-to-wheels fuel-cycle emissions reports commissioned by the state and participating in Low Carbon Fuel Standard working groups.
We work with state legislators in every session to shape and advance NGV-related bills. For example, the Coalition sponsored legislation extending access to carpool lanes for single-occupant NGVs. The Coalition has also been a vital force in a long list of bills that encourage greater NGV adoption through incentives and infrastructure buildout.
Photo credits: banner courtesy American Honda;
bus courtesy Sacramento Regional Transit District