How will California Reduce Its Emissions by 85%?


Vision for Clean Air: A Framework for Air Quality and Climate Planning (45 page pdf, California Air Resources Board, Jun. 27, 2012)

Also discussed here: California Charts a Course for Clean Air: Can We Get There from Here?(Union of Concerned Scientists, Sep. 11, 2012)

And here: Vision for Clean Air: A Framework for Air Quality and Climate Planning(California Air Resources Board, Aug. 22, 2012)

Today we review a policy discussion paper from California, already a leader for reduction of vehicle emissions in the USA and internationally, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and hazardous air pollution by 85% over the next 40 years. Scenarios are presented for discussion toward making decisions that would integrate efforts at the state and federal level and among private and public agencies to achieve the targets along the way to 2050. What is different about this plan is that it goes beyond incremental tailpipe emissions at the manufacturing level, commonly used in many states and countries, to try to get to zero emissions in the long run, making use of evolving technology and integrated planning.

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE

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