CA Health & Safety Code Section 43865

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:


The production, marketing, and use of petroleum fuels in California causes significant degradation of public health and environmental quality due to releases of air and water pollutants.


Clean alternative fuels have the potential to considerably reduce these impacts and are important strategies for the state to attain its air and water quality goals.


Research, development, and commercialization of alternative fuels in California have the potential to strengthen California’s economy by providing job growth and helping to reduce the state’s vulnerability to petroleum price volatility.


The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the State Air Resources Board have previously recommended in their report to the Legislature, “Reducing California’s Petroleum Dependency” in August 2003, that the state adopt a goal of 20 percent nonpetroleum fuel use in the year 2020 and 30 percent in the year 2030.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 43865’s source at ca​.gov