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California may be a climate leader, but it could be a century behind on carbon goals: study

by Herman K. Trabish, Smart Cities Dive, October 30, 2019 Power sector progress is masking the need to address emissions in transportation and industry. California just got sobering news that despite its nation-leading renewables build, it may be a century late in achieving its ambitious climate goals. The shift to renewables allowed California to meet […]

Aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

by Jasper Jolly, The Guardian Faced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels. The scale of the challenge is considerable. The target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, […]

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Went Down in 2014

The The Climate Center just released its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Report for Sonoma County for 2014. The report calculates GHG emissions from major sectors to reveal trends that demonstrate progress toward the County’s goals. The report shows us that in 2014, Sonoma County produced about 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This […]

Local Action Moves the Car World

Yesterday’s announcement of new federal miles per gallon standards has rightly been hailed as the biggest thing the White House has ever done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Let me also say: “It’s about damn time, and kudos to the states for taking the lead.” In 1984, Ronald Reagan was running for a second term. […]