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CA Air Resources Board
The California Air Resources Board is a part of the California Environmental Protection Agency, an organization which reports directly to the Governor's Office in the Executive Branch of California State Government. There mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state.

CA Energy Commission

CA Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento, the Commission has five major responsibilities: 1) Forecasting future energy needs and keeping historical energy data; 2) Licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger; 3) Promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards: 4) Developing energy technologies and supporting renewable energy; and 5) Planning for and directing state response to energy emergency.

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CA Institute of Energy Efficiency
The mission of CIEE is to plan and manage a statewide program of research and technology development aimed at advancing end-use energy efficiency and productivity in California. Funding of approximately $4 million per year, is provided by California's electric and gas utilities, the California Energy Commission, and other sponsors.

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Electric Power Research Institute
EPRI, established in 1973 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, manages science and technology R&D for the electricity industry. More than 700 utilities are members of the Institute which has an annual budget of some $500 million.


South Coast Air Quality Management District
The South Coast Air Quality Management District, by law, is required to achieve and maintain healthful air quality for its residents. The AQMD is the air pollution control agency for the four-county region including Los Angeles and Orange counties and parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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U.S. Department of Defense
In fiscal year 1993, (FY93), the U.S. Congress appropriated $18 million to advance the use of PAFCs at DoD installations. An additional $18.75 million was appropriated in FY94 to expand the program. The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USACERL) was assigned the mission of managing the Fuel Cell Demonstration Program for the DoD. USA CERL's specific tasks included developing turnkey PAFC packages, devising site criteria, screening DoD candidate installation sites against selection criteria, evaluating viable applications at each candidate site, coordinating fuel cell site designs, installation and acceptance of the PAFC power plants, and performance monitoring and reporting.

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U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy is a leading science and technology agency whose research supports our nation's energy security, national security, environmental quality, and contributes to a better quality of life for all Americans.

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