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The CalSTEP Partners recently unveiled the California Action Plan 2.0 for Transportation Energy Security. The report discusses the compelling reasons for state action on energy security and lays out ...

The CalSTEP Partners recently unveiled the California Action Plan 2.0 for Transportation Energy Security. The report discusses the compelling reasons for state action on energy security and lays out several specific recommendations for California. The presentation--by Jamie Hall, CALSTART Policy Director, provides an overview of the report and its recommendations--was given February 17, 2011.

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  • Petroleum dependence / transportation energy security is key to economic, climate, environmental, and health goalsWe must address this issue now in CaliforniaSmart policies can bolster energy security, reduce toxic emissions, & grow the clean transportation tech industry
  • So why did we feel there was a need for a report now? We are becoming less and less energy secure over time. This is an underreported story, but half of our oil is now imported.
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  • Petroleum reduction should be an explicit goal of the State Government – equal in standing to objectives to improving air quality and cutting greenhouse gas emissions
  • Petroleum reduction should be an explicit goal of the State Government – equal in standing to objectives to improving air quality and cutting greenhouse gas emissions
  • Energy commission estimates $100 billion needed by 2050.Investments scheduled to drop off dramaticallyInvestments not targeted as well as they should be
  • Set and enforce strong and consistent vehicle and fuel standards to create a predictable business climate and accelerate innovation
  • Align state transportation funding with strategic and sustainable growth goals; provide flexibility for local and regional authorities to raise revenues for smart growth projectsTechnology and smart growth funding recommendations really suggest big picture change in funding – the goal is to get more “bang for the buck” from limited state investment, and to ensure that our state dollars help achieve petroleum reduction & energy security goals.
  • Move toward “full-cost” pricing to align market incentives with energy security goals and to support cleaner transportation choices
  • Research shows eco-driving can cut fuel use by 10% in the short term and 3-5% over the medium termSuccessful programs already exist in other countries
  • Move toward “full-cost” pricing to align market incentives with energy security goals and to support cleaner transportation choices

Calstep action plan 2 overview for calstart members Calstep action plan 2 overview for calstart members Presentation Transcript

  • California Secure Transportation Partnership (CalSTEP)
    Action Plan 2.0
    Overview for CALSTART Members
    Feb 16, 2011
    John Boesel, President and CEO, CALSTART
    Jamie Hall, Policy Director, CALSTART
  • AGENDA
    CalSTEP Background and Partners
    Action Plan 2.0: Overview, why act now?
    CalSTEP Action Plan 2.0 Policy Recommendations
    Next steps and additional information
  • CalSTEP Background
    Formed in 2005, released report in 2007 with 10 well received recommendations
    Report led to key policy victories
    AB 118 clean transportation funding
    AB 236 state fleet leadership
    PAYDinsurance
  • CalSTEP: Consensus-Driven Process; Diverse Group of Expert Stakeholders
    John Boesel, President and CEO, CALSTART
    James D. Boyd, Vice Chairman, California Energy Commission
    Fred Keeley, Treasurer, Santa Cruz County; Former CA Assembly Speaker Pro Tem
    Neil Koehler, CEO, Pacific Ethanol Inc.
    Arthur Leahy, General Manager, Los Angeles County METRO
    Andrew J. Littlefair, CEO, Clean Energy
    Alan Lloyd, President, International Council on Clean Transportation
    Jeremy Madsen, Greenbelt Alliance
    Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, US Navy (retired)
    Reg Modlin, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Chrysler
    Patricia Monahan, former Deputy Director, Union of Concerned Scientists*
    Diarmuid O’Connell, Director, Strategic Affairs, Tesla Motors
    George Shultz, Distinguished Scholar, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    Sven Strohband, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
    Dr. James Sweeney, Professor, Management Science, Stanford University
    Bjorn Wessman, Director, Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center
  • CalSTEP Action Plan 2.0:Purpose and Overarching Theme
    CalSTEP Action Plan 2.0 was driven by the following points
    Petroleum dependence is closely tied to other important state goals
    We must act now at the state level to address this issue through a balanced portfolio of solutions
    We can bolster energy security, reduce toxic emissions, & grow the clean transportation tech industry
  • Why Now? CA’s Dependence on Foreign Oil is Growing Quickly
    As Alaska production declines, California’s dependence on foreign oil has grown from 5% to almost 50% in last 15 years
  • Why Now? California is Relying on Unstable Countries for its Oil Supply
    Foreign Sources of Crude Oil to California
    Nearly 50% of California’s imported oil comes from just two countries in the politically volatile Persian Gulf region.
    Current unrest in the region makes this a timely report.
    Source: California Energy Commission
  • Why Now? Many Other Reasons
    Air quality concerns require cleaner technologies
    Climate goals require drastic changes in transportation
    Federal government not making progress – it is up to California to take the lead, as we have on climate and air quality
    California’s clean transportation tech industry could be a source of jobs and economic growth
  • Petroleum Reduction Goals, Commitment, and Authority
    Reaffirm and codify existing petroleum reduction and alternative fuels usage goals
    Reduce petroleum usage 15% below 2003 levels by 2020
    Increase alt fuels usage to 26% of on-road demand by 2022
    Incorporate these goals into all relevant rulemakings and regulations.
    Make an agency/agencies clearly accountable for meeting objectives.
  • Transportation Energy Security Fee and Reinvestment
    Implement a petroleum fuels fee that increases at a rate of 1 cent per month for 10 years
    Use revenues to meet clean transportation needs
    Invest in clean transportation tech
    Provide funding for smart growth planning and implementation
    Invest in transit operations and maintenance
    Provide funding for maintenance of existing transportation infrastructure
    U.S. fuel taxes are low by international standards. CA taxes have not increased since 1993
  • Targeted Technology Incentives and Investments
    Direct public funding toward technologies and solutions that achieve multiple goals
    Petroleum reduction, climate change, air quality
    Today, most just goes to diesel
    Maintain existing clean transportation funding levels
    Funding for clean transportation is scheduled to drop off dramatically
  • Consistent Vehicle and Fuel Standards
    Implement strong greenhouse gas emission standards for light duty vehicles (LEV III GHG, also known as Pavley II)
    Aim for high end of range under consideration by CARB and EPA
    Continue implementation of Low Carbon Fuel Standard
    Continue refining science
    Begin evaluating second phase
  • Strategic and Sustainable Growth Funding
    Direct state and regional transportation funds to areas and projects that support strategic and sustainable growth goals
    Drive smarter growth patterns at local level
    Provide greater authority for local authorities to set fees, raise revenues, and finance smart growth projects
    Overarching theme of tech and growth funding recommendations:
    California has to get more bang for the buck!
  • Full- Cost Transportation Pricing
    Grant local and regional authorities the ability to implement congestion pricing
    Encourage local and regional authorities to re-examine parking policies that reinforce our petroleum dependence
    Monitor progress on Pay As You Drive (PAYD) insurance; consider changes to regulation if strong PAYD products do not become available
  • Outreach and Education
    Implement an “eco-driving” program to encourage more efficient driving behavior.
    Could be incorporated into driver’s education and traffic school
    Opportunities for feedback technologies?
    Educate consumers on PAYD insurance options through a labeling scheme or yearly scorecard
    Consider a state certification for projects or neighborhoods that meet strategic and sustainable growth goals
  • State Fleet and Facility Leadership
    Require the Department of General Services (DGS) to develop and implement a petroleum reduction plan for the state fleet
    CALSTART-sponsored legislation (AB 236, Lieu, 2007) called for 20% reduction in petroleum usage from 2003 levels.
    Explore possibility to use state-owned parking structures to encourage the use of clean vehicles
    Could provide preferential parking as an incentive
  • Next Steps / Additional Information
    We are optimistic that we will see legislative initiatives and real progress on transportation energy security and oil dependence in California. Stay tuned!
    For More Information
    Visit www.calstep.org for background and for copies of the report, press release, and media coverage