San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate/Staff Report, 4/29/15. "Jerry Brown orders big cut in greenhouse gasses by 2030."
|1990 to 2030, 40% emissions reduction.|
1990 to 2050, 80% emissions reduction.
|80% possible, or too much|
"green" political smoke?
Related article - Los Angeles Times/PolitiCal/Chris Megerian and Michael Finnegan, Reporters, 4/29/15, "California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher." ...."More work on climate change is being done by lawmakers in California's Capitol. Legislation under consideration -- first suggested by Brown in his inaugural address in January -- would increase the use of renewable energy, boost energy efficiency in outdated buildings and reduce gasoline use on state roads. .... a target originally set through executive order by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger."
Wall Street Journal/Alejandro Lazo, 4/29/15, "California Gov. Brown orders major cut in greenhouse gas emissions." "Mr. Brown’s goals won praise from foreign dignitaries, including World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. “California’s announcement is a realization and a determination that will gladly resonate with other inspiring actions within the U.S. and around the globe,” Ms. Figueres said. “It is yet another reason for optimism in advance of the U.N. climate conference in Paris in December.”
Reference, California Assembly Bill, AB 32. Global Warming Solutions Act, Fact Sheets and FAQs. Reference, Europa/European Union (EU) website, EU Countries.
Note photographs: Governor Jerry Brown and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger by John Decker from USC News,"climate change panel", 9/9/14. So. CA Edison carbon plant emissions by Josh Stephenson/Durango Herald from the Los Angeles Times, 10/25/14, "Despite CA climate law, carbon emissions may be a shell game."
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