2019 Advocacy Activities

So far in 2019, the CHBC has submitted the following letters and comments:

  • On July 10, CHBC submitted a list of hydrogen projects in operation or under development in response to a request by California Energy Commission Commissioner Patty Monahan. This is in addition to CHBC’s IEPR comments submitted on July 2. Read the projects document here >>
  • On July 2, the CHBC submitted comments to the CEC on the May 2, 2019 IEPR Commissioner Workshop on the Status of the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Market. The CHBC expressed strong support for Commission’s regular examination of the ZEV market, but expressed concern that the workshop focused virtually exclusively on plug-in/battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology and ignored hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FCEV) technology. Read the comments here >>
  • On June 25, the CHBC submitted comments to the CEC on the June 6, 2019 Energy Commission staff workshop on the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure and Decarbonization Targets regarding the assumptions and principle conclusions of the study, particularly those regarding the viability of renewable gas in comparison to electricity. Read the comments here >>
  • On May 31, the CHBC submitted a letter of support to Senator Nancy Skinner for SB 44, which establishes a strategy for medium and heavy duty vehicle deployment. Read the letter here >>
  • On May 28, The CHBC sent a letter of congratulations to newly confirmed California Energy Commission Chair, David Hochschild. Read the CHBC letter to Chair Hochschild here >>
  • On May 20, the CHBC sent a letter of opposition (unless amended) to ASM Gonzalez on AB 126, which effectively eliminates FCEVs from the CVRP. Read the letter here >>
  • On May 15, the CHBC sent a letter of support (if amended) for AB 491, which requests a study on the impacts of injecting/blending hydrogen into the existing natural gas pipeline. Read the letter here >>
  • On May 14, the CHBC submitted a letter of opposition to the CPUC on the Revised Alternate Proposed Decision Regarding Biomethane Tasks in Senate Bill 840 (R.13-02-008). Read the letter here >>
  • On May 14, the CHBC submitted a letter opposing the Revised Alternative Proposed Decision Regarding Biomethane Tasks in SB 840. Read the CHBC’s letter here >>
  • On May 7, the CHBC submitted reply comments to the CPUC regarding R. 13-02-008, on Alternate Decision Regarding Biomethane Tasks in SB 840. Read the CHBC’s reply comments here >>
  • On May 2, the CHBC submitted comments to CPUC regarding R. 13-02-008, on Alternate Decision Regarding Biomethane Tasks in SB 840. Read the CHBC’s comments here >>
  • On May 2, the CHBC submitted a letter of support to the California State Assembly in support of the GoBiz ZEV Budget request. Read the CHBC’s letter here >>
  • On April 22, the CHBC submitted a letter to California Gov. Newsom continue the R.13-02-008,Biomethane Standards and Requirements, Pipeline Open Access Rules, and Related Enforcement Provisions (OIR). Read the CHBC’s letter here >>
  • On April 3, CHBC submitted a letter expressing support for SB 662, Green Electrolytic Hydrogen, which would allow California utilities to invest in hydrogen production and fueling infrastructure. Read the CHBC’s letter here >>
  • On April 1, CHBC submitted a letter in support of AB 745, a bill which would exempt the sale of hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles from state and local sales and use tax for a limited time. Read the CHBC’s letter here >>
  • On March 26, the CHBC submitted reply comments to the CPUC regarding R.19-01-011, Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Building Decarbonization. Read the CHBC’s reply comments here >>
  • On March 15, the CHBC submitted reply comments to the CPUC regarding the R.16-02-007, Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Seeking Comment on Proposed Scenarios for the 2019-2020 Reference System Portfolio. Read the CHBC’s comments here >>
  • On March 11, the CHBC submitted its opening comments to the CHBC regarding R.19-01-011, Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Building Decarbonization. Read the CHBC’s opening comments here >>
  • On March 5, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC regarding  R.16-02-007, Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Seeking Comment on Proposed Scenarios for the 2019-2020 Reference System Portfolio. Read the CHBC’s comments here >>
  • On February 26, the CHBC submitted reply comments to the CPUC regarding R.18-12-006, Order Instituting Rulemaking to  Continue the Development of Rates and Infrastructure for Vehicle Electrification. Read the CHBC’s reply comments here >> 
  • On February 4, the CHBC submitted its opening comment to the CPUC regarding the R.18-12-006, Rulemaking to Continue the Development of Rates and Infrastructure for Vehicle Electrification. Read the CHBC’s comments here >>
  • On February 1, the CHBC submitted a research reference list for hydrogen blending limits for injection in natural gas systems. This was a follow-up to a meeting the CHBC had with Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen, who requested the list. Read the list of studies here >>
  • On January 15, the CHBC submitted reply comments to the CPUC regarding the R.16-02-007 on Inputs and Assumptions for Developments of the 2019-2020 Reference System Plan. Read the CHBC reply comments here >>
  • On January 8, the CHBC sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, congratulating him on his successful gubernatorial campaign and informing him on the opportunities to continue California’s emission reduction with hydrogen technology. Read the letter here >> 
  • On January 4, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC regarding the R.16-02-007 for the IRP on Inputs and Assumptions for Development of the 2019-202 Reference System Plan. Read the CHBC comments here >>