ARB explores near-term options on climate change

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Feb. 8, 2007 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The details of AB 32 (Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles) (Statutes of 2006, Chapter 488) implementation will be worked out in the next several years and will include a mix of near-term and long-term requirements.  The Global Warming Solution Act of 2006 requires the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to publish, by June 30, 2007, a list of discrete early action greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction measures to be adopted, implemented and enforceable no later than January 10, 2010.

The ARB will conduct a symposium on near-term climate mitigation on March 5-7, the purpose of which is to explore options available to reduce GHG emissions that are based primarily on technology solutions.  The three-day conference, which will take place at the ARB headquarters in Sacramento, will include a discussion of new and available technologies and various other options to achieve emissions reductions.  

Thus far, ARB staff has identified two measures to be included in the list of early actions: low carbon fuels standards and high-GWP refrigerant restrictions.  A staff report will be submitted to the ARB later in the month, with approval of the plan slated for May.

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