Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched a new Clean Fuel Rebate program for customers driving vehicles using clean-burning CNG as a as a clean transportation fuel. The new rebate is part of California’s statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which aims to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the adoption of clean fuels like CNG. Transportation is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in California at 40 percent.
“Clean fuel vehicles are a critical part of creating cleaner air and meeting our ambitious climate goals in California,” said Aaron Johnson, PG&E Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions. “Providing this rebate for natural gas vehicles is part of our ongoing commitment to clean transportation. We continue to support our customers who are adopting clean fuels to reduce their environmental impact and move towards the state’s clean energy future.”
The Clean Fuel Rebate for compressed natural gas is a program for customers who have a compressed natural gas account and fuel their vehicles at PG&E stations across Northern and Central California. The first rebate will be issued in 2017 and is expected to be an annual rebate through 2020.
The rebate amount varies for each customer as it is based on the customer’s consumption of compressed natural gas from one of PG&E’s fueling stations during a certain time period. The 2017 rebate will be larger than future rebate amounts as it retroactively accounts for customer usage for a period of five years from January 1, 2011 through September 30, 2016. In subsequent years, the rebate will cover one year of usage.
For more information on the Clean Fuel Rebate for CNG, visit pge.com/cleanfuelrebate-cng.