California is leading the way when it comes to combatting climate change, but there is still more work to be done in the Golden State. According to a new report from Energy Innovation, California has a ways to go to reach its 2030 greenhouse gas emission targets. As pointed out in The Mercury News, while California’s emissions met its 2020 targets four years early, it will be much more difficult to reach its next target. If California wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 1990 levels by the year 2030, it will have to nearly double its current rate of emissions reduction. To achieve this noble goal, California must work faster to embrace renewable energy technologies and green transportation solutions to improve our climate.
From The Mercury News …
California has done surprisingly well over the past decade meeting many of its big climate change goals, even as its economy has steadily grown.
But now, as Australia burns, global temperatures continue to rise, and the Trump administration prepares to take the final steps this year to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, California is falling short of where it needs to be to hit its more ambitious 2030 targets, according to a new report released Thursday.
And whether or not the state succeeds has big impacts across the rest of the nation and other countries, which often copy California’s environmental laws.
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