Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The California Green and Gold Deal: What a plan for climate change looks like as it's implemented.

Here is a page with links to the extensive details of The California Green and Gold Deal. It should be informative for anyone who is curious about what over a decade of work on an integrated plan addressing climate change by numerous officials under the leadership of two California Governors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, looks like.

If you research all the elements you'll learn that everything from the successful cap-and-trade program to the requirement that new homes be built with solar panels each required months, even years, to gain approval. And then implementation presents the real challenges.

And this was in a state where the Legislature was controlled by Democrats who acknowledged the threat of Climate Change. But it is getting done in California which is good because we have the worlds 5th largest economy.

For nearly two decades we used to have annual meetings in Marin County where folks talked about what a "Green New Deal" required. We can't use that name any more. Folks east of us when using that name just couldn't resist filling their already polluted air with hostile talk about 19th Century economic ideology instead of the slowly expanding Climate Change Black Death.

An Integrated Plan for Addressing Climate Change

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
to 40% Below 1990 levels by 2030

Increase to 50% Renewable Electricity Production

Reduce Petroleum Use by 50% in Vehicles

Double Existing Building Energy Efficiency Savings

Reduce Lands GHG Emissions

Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Safeguard California

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