|August 13, 2022|
California’s carbon neutrality seen by 2045
SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Tuesday released a draft plan that, when final, would guide the state’s transition to a clean energy economy and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
The goal is to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
It could do that by shifting away from fossil fuels with an accelerated transition to zero-emission transportation. The plan would phase out the use of fossil gas used to heat homes and buildings, and provide communities with sustainable options for walking, biking, and public transit so that people do not have to rely on cars.
The draft plan evaluated four potential scenarios for achieving carbon neutrality, all of which could achieve the 2030 goal of reducing GHG emissions 40% below 1990 levels. Two of those scenarios would achieve carbon neutrality by 2035; the other two by 2045.
Story Date: June 3, 2022