LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alternative-energy programs that
The state spent $1.6 billion last year on a range of projects to promote energy efficiency or the use of energy from nontraditional sources.
Despite widespread budget cuts, the Los Angeles Times reports that energy programs have continued to grow.
Agencies are investing nearly $15 million to build hydrogen fueling stations, though there are barely more than 200 hydrogen-powered vehicles in
Typically, the projects are paid for by little-noticed consumer fees or small charges on electricity bills.
Proponents say the funds are working the way they were designed and will help deal with climate change.