SCAG’s decision makers can pursue
regional energy programs that will enable the region to support
state and federal energy goals while growing in accordance with
SCAG’s adopted plans, such as the Regional Transportation Plan
and Sustainable Communities Strategy, Compass Growth Vision, and
Regional Comprehensive Plan.
On April 4, 2012, SCAG unanimously adopted the 2012 – 2035
Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy
(RTP/SCS) and certified the Program Environmental Impact Report.
The 25 year plan is an investment plan for the region’s economic
viability by providing transportation and housing options to meet
professional and life style choices while supporting the business
community’s need to compete nationally and internationally. As
part of the RTP/SCS, SCAG included supportive strategies to
accelerate fleet conversion to near-zero and zero-emission
transportation technologies. A significant expansion of
infrastructure is needed throughout the region to accommodate the
anticipated increase in alternative fueled vehicles. SCAG’s
policy with regard to alternative fuels is technology neutral and
does not favor any one technology over any other. SCAG’s
alternative fuel goals are to promote emissions reduction and
improved mobility in ways that are effective and cost-effective.
For more information on the RTP/SCS, please visit
the 2016-2040 RTP/SCS
SCAG updated its Regional
Comprehensive Plan (RCP) in 2008. The energy chapter
addresses issues including energy demand and supply, energy
infrastructure, conservation and renewable energy opportunities.