Energy Planning Program


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 information page.

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.