PREMIUM CONTENT

California Tackles Climate Change

Climate Solutions Special Issue
This article originally appeared in the Climate Solutions Special Issue issue of Home Energy Magazine.
SHARE
Click here to read more articles about Archive
January 01, 2008
Climate change is the most important environmental and economic concern of this century. Period. And reducing greenhouse gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), is the only way to slow this change. It is the only way to minimize the projected environmental impact of climate change—an impact that threatens the robust economy of California and the quality of California’s environment. While one state alone cannot stabilize the world’s climate, California has a reputation as a proving ground for new technology and for new ideas that other states can adopt. California lived up to this reputation with AB 32, the landmark law that Governor Schwarzenegger signed in 2006, which compels the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by 2020. The law set the bar for energy and air quality programs; it put reducing CO2 squarely front and center of government and business agendas. Many businesses and individuals are eager to help California achieve its goals, but they need a clear course of action. The recently released 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report tells businesses, consumers, and decision makers how they can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the state to reach its goals. One in eight Americans—more than 37 ...

To read complete online articles, you need to sign up for an Online Subscription.

Once an order has been placed there is an automatic $10 processing fee that will be deducted with any cancellation.

The Home Energy Online articles are for personal use only and may not be printed for distribution. For permission to reprint, please send an e-mail to contact@homeenergy.org.

Email Newsletter

Home Energy E-Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly
E-Newsletter!

Harness the power of
HOME PERFORMANCE!

Get the Home Energy
e-newsletter

FREE!

SUBSCRIBE

NOW!