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Ca Clean Transportation Growth Agenda

  1. 1. California Clean Transportation Technology Growth Agenda 2010: Call to Action on Key Policies Advanced Transportation Technologies John Boesel President and CEO June 24, 2010 Webinar Presentation Clean Transportation Solutions SM
  2. 2. CALSTART Has 130+ Clean Transportation Tech Member Companies            
  3. 3. California Market Critical for Growth of Clean Transportation Tech Industry <ul><li>As a result of current state policies, California is and will be the earliest and biggest market for clean fuel vehicles in North America </li></ul><ul><li>CA is only state in nation able to establish its own air quality regulations/policies </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, 12-18 other states follow California’s lead (impacting 25-40% of nation’s population) </li></ul><ul><li>Progress at international and national levels uncertain </li></ul>
  4. 4. CA’s Dependence on Foreign Oil Increasing at Alarming Rate
  5. 5. 4 Key CA Policy Efforts – Your Support is Needed <ul><li>Protection of AB 118 in State Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of Cleantech Manufacturing Equipment Sales Tax Exemption </li></ul><ul><li>Give State Treasurer authority to offer loans and loan guarantees similar to those provided by DOE under stimulus prgoram </li></ul><ul><li>Defense of CA Climate Protection Program – November Ballot Proposition qualified this week that would kill the program </li></ul>
  6. 6. Governor Signed Two CALSTART Sponsored Bills in 2007 <ul><li>AB 118 (N úñ ez) Created $200 million/year program in California to reduce harmful transportation related emissions and minimize state’s dependence on oil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within past six months, among others, CARB and CEC have made productive investments in EV, NGV, and H2 infrastructure, RNG production plants, in-state manufacturing incentives, and hybrid trucks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AB 236 (Lieu) Establishes petroleum reduction goals for State of California’s own fleet </li></ul>Speaker Núñez Governor Schwarzenegger Assemblyman Lieu
  7. 7. Governor Signs Legislation Backed by CALSTART – Key Element of CA Growth Agenda <ul><li>In late March Governor signed Senator Padilla’s SB 71 exempting cleantech mfg equipment from sales tax – measure had broad bipartisan support </li></ul><ul><li>CA was one of three states which had such a tax </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer’s office now working to implement policy – not a “pure tax exemption” </li></ul>Senator Padilla, Assemblyman Blakeslee, Governor Schwarzenegger, and Speaker Perez at SB 71 Signing Ceremony
  8. 8. New Bill….As Of Last Week… <ul><li>Assembly Bill 684 (Buchanon) was amended last week to do the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Authorizes the California Treasurer’s Office to provide financial instruments to clean technology manufacturers in the state </li></ul><ul><li>Would allow Treasurer to offer Loans, Loan Guarantees, Down payment Assistant and Product Warrantee Guarantees </li></ul><ul><li>Restricts eligible manufacturers to those that operate in California and develop technologies that benefit GHG and Air Quality – includes vehicles, fuels, energy technologies and solar. </li></ul><ul><li>Bill is part of the Assembly’s jobs package – backed by Speaker </li></ul>
  9. 9. Proposition to Overturn CA Policies Qualified This Week for California Ballot in November <ul><ul><li>Passage of “Dirty Energy Proposition” would effectively repeal Assembly Bill 32 (clean energy and air pollution reduction law) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AB 32 establish goal (15% below 1990 levels) for greenhouse gas reductions and schedule (by 2020) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dirty Energy Proposition Claim that it’s simply a “suspension” is deceptive and untrue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Suspend until unemployment reaches 5.5% for full year” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unemployment only at that arbitrarily low point 3 times in last 3 decades </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Who is Behind Dirty Energy Proposition? <ul><li>When drilling and refining emissions included, transportation accounts for 50% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions </li></ul>
  11. 11. How Can You Help? <ul><li>CALSTART has moved quickly to take advantage of these opportunities…but doing so was not in our budget </li></ul><ul><li>How can you help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you haven’t joined CALSTART already, please do so… click on “membership” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CALSTART has unique voice due its support of viable fuels and technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are asking member companies for additional $2,500 to support these key policy initiatives….need 30+ companies to contribute at that level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These resources will help CALSTART support the advancement of these policies and time efficiently coordinate the input and involvement of clean transportation companies </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Next Steps…. <ul><li>CALSTART is launching a new effort: the 2010 California Clean Transportation Technology Industry Growth Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>For more information contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Boesel -- or (626) 744-5607 or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jamie Hall – or (510) 307-8774 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Clean Transportation Solutions SM Advanced Transportation Technologies SM
  14. 14. CA Clean Transportation Technology Industry 2009 Report <ul><li>CALSTART 2009 report identified over 200 California companies and organizations in clean transportation technology sector </li></ul><ul><li>Industry could be leading source of future jobs – leverages talent from CA’s engineering schools and entrepreneurial spirit </li></ul><ul><li>High # of leading nextgen biofuel firms based in state </li></ul><ul><li>Venture capital firms showing much higher level of interest than last CALSTART industry report in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>State needs to be pro-active to foster growth (strong policies help) </li></ul>