Updated AB 32 scoping plan released

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 16, 2008 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

California Air Resources Board will decide on a final scoping plan for AB 32 implementation on December 11.  The latest draft was released this week. AB 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

Key elements of the plan are:

    •    Expanding and strengthening existing energy efficiency programs and building and appliance standards;

    •    Obtaining 33 percent of California’s electricity from renewables;

    •    Developing a California cap-and-trade program that links with other Western Climate Initiative partner programs to create a regional market system;

    •    Establishing targets for transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions for regions throughout California, and pursuing policies and incentives to achieve those targets;

    •    Adopting and implementing measures pursuant to existing State laws and policies, including California’s clean car standards, goods movement measures, and the Low Carbon Fuel Standards; and

    •    Creating targeted fees, including a public goods chare on water use, fees on high global warming potential gases, and a few to fund the administrative costs of the State’s long term commitment to AB 32 implementation.

For more details, go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/document/scopingplandocument.htm
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