The federal government may have removed the “Climate Change” page from the White House’s website, but California is doing no such thing.  In 2006, the Legislature passed the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), which created a comprehensive, multi-year program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California.  AB 32 required the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop a Scoping Plan that describes the approach California will take to reduce GHGs to achieve the goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

The Scoping Plan was first approved by the Board in 2008, impact all forms of energy, building codes, and transportation, and must be updated every five years.  ARB is moving forward with a second update to the Scoping Plan to reflect the 2030 targets set by the Legislature and Governor.

Although we are following the proceedings very closely, this is a massive undertaking and we need experts from our industry to pay attention, follow along, and advise us on issues of concern and/or positive aspects of the plan.  Click here to read all the materials.

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