by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow
As Appearing in the Flash Point Report
Nearly every climate change and clean energy expert admits that California will achieve the legislatively mandated policy goals of AB 32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which said the state has to reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.
So why is the California Air Resource Board and Legislature seeking to move the target before the deadline?
The Assembly Select Committee on Clean Energy was asked to address how Californians can reduce on-road petroleum use by 50 percent, by 2030. Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, the Committee Chairman, asked, “Which is, how do we get to using 50% less fuels in transportation by 2030?”