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About AFV Policy

There are a number of policies in place at both the federal and state levels that support the deployment of alternative fuels. The list below includes various types of policies in place throughout the country. Some of the policies are in place in the four state region and some are examples of policies in place throughout the rest of the country.

The Alternative Fuels Data Center maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy is a comprehensive resource of alternative fuel-related laws and incentives. Click on Laws & Incentives icon above to view tables of laws and incentives, and read key legislation that supports the deployment of alternative fuels.

Types of Policies Supporting Alternative Fuels

There are number of different types of policies in place throughout the country that support the deployment of alternative fuels that are highlighted in this section. These include:

1. Financial Policies, including voucher/rebate programs, loan programs, grant programs, tax credits, and tax exemptions

2. Non-Financial Policies including, HOV access, parking policies, and exemption policies

3. Alternative Fuel Taxation Policies including, excise taxes and annual fees

4. Procurement and Purchasing Policies

5. Planning and Permitting Policies including, energy planning, development/technical/training assistance, permitting, and liability

Alternative Fuels Readiness Workbook

The Alternative Fuels Readiness Workbook includes a section dedicated specifically to policies and regulations supporting alternative fuel deployment, with a particular focus on policies relevant to natural gas and propane. Download the policy section of the workbook.