American Public Transportation Association
APTA is an international organization that has been representing the transit industry since 1882. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services, and by improving those services to meet national energy, environmental, and financial concerns. APTA members include public bus, rapid transit and commuter rail systems, and the private organizations responsible for planning, designing, constructing, financing, supplying and operating transit systems, along with government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications.
Breakthrough Technologies Institute
The Breakthrough Technologies Institute (BTI) serves the public interest by promoting environmentally-advanced technologies through independent analysis and education and by fostering information exchange worldwide. BTI's goal is to promote innovative technologies that can help society address air quality, transportation, energy security, and other critical issues. A major program at BTI is the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program. BTI acts as an advocate for BRT by providing credible, independent analysis through BTI-authored reports, advocating policies to promote and encourage BRT, and building other information and educational tools such as a website, www.gobrt.org. BTI also runs the Fuel Cells 2000 program, which publishes tools and resources on fuel cells and hydrogen, such as the Fuel Cell Fact Book, the Fuel Cell Industry Directory, and a worldwide fuel cell installation database.
California Hydrogen Business Council
The CHBC is a non-profit organization comprised of organizations and individuals involved in the business of hydrogen. Members include fuel cell manufacturers and suppliers, manufacturers and distributors of hydrogen generation, compression and storage technologies, manufacturers and suppliers of hydrogen internal combustion engines, engineers and service providers, and municipal, state, and federal agencies.
Clean Energy Incubator
As the nation's first incubator of its kind, CEI provides the necessary resources young companies need to aggressively compete within the clean energy industry. With CEI’s assistance, companies fill in knowledge gaps and build stronger business propositions, thus accelerating time to market and increasing success rates. Because CEI member companies represent tomorrow’s innovations in clean energy, their success means an improved environment for future generations.
Coalition For Clean Air
The Coalition for Clean Air is the only environmental action group in Southern California dedicated exclusively to restoring clean, healthful air to residents. The Coalition for Clean Air has strengthened California's air quality laws through public education and outreach, research and policy advocacy.
Electric Drive Transportation Association
The EDTA is the preeminent industry association dedicated to advancing electric drive as a core technology on the road to sustainable mobility. As an advocate for the adoption of electric drive technologies, EDTA serves as the unified voice for the industry and is the primary source of information and education related to electric drive. EDTA membership includes a diverse representation of vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy providers, component suppliers and end users.
EV World is largely a subscription-driven publication with free news and article archives. EV World’s objective is to provide a human face to the topic of sustainable transportation with a focus on the people and policy, as well as technology. The site has continued to steadily grow in readership and currently entertains more than 20,000 visitors a week who download from more than 100,000 pages of information. EV World does not print a paper version of the publication. The annual subscription fee is $29.00 US.
National Hydrogen Association
The NHA is leading the transition from a fossil fuel-based energy infrastructure to a hydrogen-based one. The NHA is a membership organization founded by a group of ten industry, university, research, and small business members in 1989. Today the NHA’s membership has grown to over 100 members, including representatives from the automobile industry; the fuel cell industry; aerospace; federal, state, and local government; energy providers; and many other industry stakeholders. The NHA serves as a catalyst for information exchange and cooperative projects and provides the setting for mutual support among industry, government, and research/academic organizations.
Natural Resources Defense Council
The NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. The NRDC uses law, science, and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. The NRDC’s Air/Energy Program focuses on clean air standards, global warming, transportation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and electric-industry restructuring.
The Sierra Club is a national organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of the natural world. Sierra Club has both extensive environmental advocacy programs (including lobbying and political action) and outdoor recreation programs. The Sierra Club Raise promotes the goal of raising fuel economy standards for new cars, trucks, and SUVs to an average of 40 miles per gallon over the next decade, which would save more oil than The U.S. imports from the Persian Gulf and could get from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge combined. The Sierra Club specifically supports hybrid vehicles as a means of achieving this goal.
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists is an independent organization of scientists and other citizens concerned about the impact of science and advanced technology on society. With offices in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, and Berkeley, its programs focus on global resources, national energy policy, national security policy, arms control, nuclear power safety and transportation. California staff's expertise and outreach focuses mainly on transportation and energy issues in the state. Recent work focuses on clean vehicle technology, zero-emission vehicle incentives and electric industry deregulation as it affects renewable, non-polluting sources.