Incentives

Incentives and Policy Support

California has introduced numerous financial and regulatory incentives that support projects using hydrogen and fuel cells:

  • DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, provides the most up-to-date overview for California. The information can be accessed here >>.
  • EERE, the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Advanced Fuel and Advanced Vehicles Center has developed a good overview of California Incentives and Laws for Hydrogen Fuel Cells. The information is available here >>.

A complete summary of the California Programs and Incentives listed below can be found here >>  

  • Zero-Emission Vehicle Investment Initiative – $2.5 billion over eight years
  • Expanding Alternative Fuel Infrastructure – $235 million to the Energy Commission. More information here >>
  • Continuing Clean Vehicle Rebates – $200 million of Cap-and-Trade funding to the Air Resources Board. More information here >>
  • California Integrated Climate Investment Program – $20 million of Cap-and-Trade funding to the Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank. More information here >>
  • Climate Change Technology and Solutions Initiative – $35 million of Cap-and-Trade funding to the Strategic Growth Council. More information here >>
  • AB 617 Community Air Protection – $250 million to the Air Resources Board. More information here >>
  • Low Carbon Transportation, Clean Trucks, Buses, and Off-Road Freight Equipment – $160 million for the Air Resources Board. More information here >>
  • Low Carbon Fuel Production – $25 million to the Energy Commission. More information here >>
  • Agricultural Diesel Engine Replacement and Upgrades – $102 million to the Air Resources Board. More information here >>
  • Methane Reduction – $99 million to the Department of Food and Agriculture’s Dairy Digester Research and Development Program and the Alternative Manure Management Program. More information here >> and here >> 
  • Transformative Climate Communities – $25 million to the Strategic Growth Council. More information here >>