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Report: Vehicle emissions are keeping California from reaching climate goals

November 29, 2018 by Emily Jackson

(Source: Smart Cities Dive) California has defined itself as a climate leader, in large part because of its GHG emissions reductions from the power sector. In September, Brown signed a bill requiring 100% renewable power by 2045, and the state is already getting about 30% of its power from renewables. The ARB report focuses on transportation, where it says the state is “moving in the wrong direction.” The government has set ambitious targets for clean vehicles, with a goal of putting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 (it already has more than 300,000). But those targets can only do so much, and the ARB report says that regional governments are falling short on planning, creating an infrastructure network that puts too many people in single-occupancy vehicles. Read full article

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