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Lecture+11-17-08+Controlling+Emissions+in+California-+Joanna+M

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Controlling Emissions in California AB32, Land Use/Transportation Joanna Malaczynski University of California, Berkeley
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Why California? Source: CA Legislative Analyst’s Office Influential, as the 8 th largest economy in the world California is in the forefront of greenhouse gas emissions policy California policy will influence federal policy
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Today’s policy will influence the future of our environment….
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Lecture Outline California’s contribution to climate change California policy solutions The under-regulated problem sector: transportation/land use
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California’s contribution to climate change
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The Good News CA has some of the lowest per capita CO2 emissions from fossil fuels Source: California Energy Commission, Inventory of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2004
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Savings from Electricity Sector California PUC decoupled energy use levels from utility revenues
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The Bad News California is the 16 th largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. (Source: California Energy Commission, Inventory of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2004)
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The Bad News Absolute CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion are very high (Source: California Energy Commission, Inventory of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2004)
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Policy activity in CA
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Governor Schwarzenegger's Executive Order S-3-05 Reduce GHG emissions to: 2000 levels by 2010 1990 levels by 2020 80% below 1990 levels by 2050
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California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (“AB32”) Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 Leaves the details of execution to the California Air Resources
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