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GCC: Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildf

Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:24 pm

Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... index.html


In 2017 we reduced emissions by 1.15%, and it's forecast that we need to op that to 4.51%/year. If not, we won't hit our 2030 goal until 2061, and the 2050 goal could be as much as 100 years late. OTOH, we hit the 2020 goal four years early.

PEV/FCEV vehicles accounted for 1.1% of California's fleet in 2107, 1.5% in 2018, and should hit 2% by the end of this year.

Wildfires really blew our emissions targets.
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Re: GCC: Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, w

Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:30 pm

GCC:
Latest GHG Inventory shows California remains below 2020 emissions target; much steeper rate of GHG reductions required
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... rbghg.html

California’s latest greenhouse gas data shows that while the state continues to stay below its 2020 target for emissions, there is much more work to do to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

The California Air Resources Board released GHG emissions data for 2018 showing that emissions remain below 1990 levels but are effectively flat compared to 2017, while the economy grew by 4.3%. The data shows a slight increase in overall emissions from the previous year, and a slight decline in emissions from transportation, which is the state’s main source of both GHGs and air pollutants

California statewide GHG emissions dropped below the 2020 GHG Limit in 2016 and have remained below the 2020 GHG Limit since then.

Total statewide 2018 GHG emissions were 425.3 million metric tons, compared to 424.5 million metric tons in 2017. That remains six million metric tons below the 2020 target.

Transportation emissions declined 1.5 million metric tons between 2017 and 2018, the first such decline since 2013.

Per capita GHG emissions in California have dropped from a 2001 peak of 14.0 tons per person to 10.7 tons per person in 2018, a 24% decrease.

Emissions from high-GWP gases increased 2.3% in 2018 (2000-2018 average year-over-year increase is 6.8%), continuing the increasing trend as they replace Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) being phased out under the 1987 Montreal Protocol.

California’s climate change mitigation policy is currently based on four basic programs: the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), the cap-and-trade program, the zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate and the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). These programs cover transportation fuels, industrial emissions, vehicle emissions and emissions from electricity generation. All these climate programs have considerably more stringent emissions reduction targets starting in 2021.

Industry is already increasing the use of alternatives to petroleum diesel, including renewable diesel and biodiesel. This is in response to market signals from the Low Carbon Fuel Standard including recent announcements by California refiners to convert their facilities to produce 100% cleaner renewable fuels, keeping jobs and economic activity in the state.

CARB has approved additional measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from super pollutants that must also be reduced significantly. Those pollutants include fugitive methane, hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants and other chemicals with global warming impact tens to thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide. Because of the enormous potential impact of these products, reducing their emissions has a disproportionate benefit to the environment. . . .
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Re: GCC: Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, w

Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:22 pm

GCC:
State Auditor says California may not meet 2030 GHG reduction goal; says aspects of CARB efforts lacking
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... ditor.html


SQL errors so can't quote.
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Re: GCC: Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, w

Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:45 am

^^^ GCC:
CARB responds to State Auditor’s report; “doubling down”, new Scoping Plan in 2022
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... ditor.html
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Re: GCC: Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, w

Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:56 am

We really needed a study to realize that low hanging fruit pruning requires no pain or skills?

In the mean time Musk is leading the charge to a conversion to the least greenest way of moving money. He is sooo Brilliant in his inability to stay on the page he wrote.
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