Thank you for SB32

August 25, 2016

Thank you for SB32

Ten years ago, the California legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, or Assembly Bill (AB) 32, a comprehensive climate bill requiring the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop regulations to cut the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

Since AB32’s adoption and implementation, California has achieved significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and is ahead of schedule to meet its 2020 emissions targets. With smart and effective programs like the low carbon fuel standard, renewable portfolio standard, energy efficiency standards, and cap-and-trade program, California firmly established its role as a leading climate policy innovator. Protecting public health, environment, air quality, and global climate came with the important additional benefit of growing and strengthening the state’s clean tech and low carbon economy.

Yesterday, the legislature voted to extend California’s climate leadership with the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 32, which codifies Governor Jerry Brown’s executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. SB32 continues California trailblazing efforts to benefit our health, environment, and economy. Thank you to California’s legislators for pushing the state’s clean energy agenda forward.

Here are what leaders are saying about SB32’s passage:

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