Key reports and analysis for California climate action

Report: Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have identified a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral – and ultimately carbon negative – by 2045.

The 2020‑21 California Budget: Climate Change Proposals

In this report, the Legislative Analyst’s Office assesses California Governor Newsom’s major 2020‑21 budget proposals related to climate change.

Climate Progress Report for California Governor Gavin Newsom

Greenpeace provides analysis of Governor Newsom’s climate record to date.

2019 California Green Innovation Index

This report by Next10 finds that the state needs to reduce emissions by an average of 4.51 percent annually—a three-hold increase over the 1.15 percent reduction seen from 2016 to 2017—to meet the requirements of SB 32, which raised the state’s emissions reduction goal to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Policy Simulator

Which energy policies can lower greenhouse gas emissions in California, and what will it cost? See the impact of various energy policies and build a policy package with this Energy Policy Simulator >>


Presentation: On the Path by 2025 to a Climate-Safe California. We can do it!
by Ellie Cohen, February 6, 2020 for the Rae Dorough Speaker Series at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (4.2 MB pdf)

by the Zero Energy Project