Bio for Peter Fraser Ward

Peter Ward

Peter Ward established Alternative Fuels Advocates, LLC, upon retiring from the California Energy Commission, after over 34 years. Peter was the Program Manager of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, the $100 million per year (7.5 years) program to develop alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in California.

As Program Manager, developed, designed and implemented the Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (AB 118) in California, and assisted the preparation of the first three annual Investment Plans for the Program, for investments exceeding $350 million.

Served as Policy Advisor to Energy Commission Vice-Chair James Boyd and participated in the development of The California Alternative Fuels Plan (December 2007) as authorized by AB 1007.

Developed and implemented several innovative incentives and financing mechanisms for cost-shared fuel production, fuel dispensing infrastructure establishment and vehicle purchases for alternative fuels.

Served as statewide Coordinator for the Clean Cities Program in California for five years, assisting the approval of alternative fuel and vehicle projects for the thirteen California Clean Cities Coalitions.

Developed and administered the California Methanol Demonstration Program (Infrastructure) and the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Investment Plan and Program.

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master's Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Chico.