by David Iaconangelo, E&E News
- Less than a month after Californa Governor Newsom’s executive order, New Jersey is now the first state on the East Coast to call for a ban of gas cars by 2035 in order to reach the state’s goal of 80% carbon dioxide reductions by 2050
- The proposal from the Department of Environmental Protection works to ensure that at least 110,000 new electric vehicles are sold every year through 2025
- For the 2035 ban to be fully implemented, either the governor or the Legislature would need to take additional action by enacting a law or through executive directives.
- Other states that are looking to implement a gas car ban are Washington and Colorado
The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California Platform includes solutions for clean mobility to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. Governor Newsom’s recent Executive Order N-79-20 banning the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035 is a great first step, but more is needed to secure climate stability. The Climate Center released a requested Executive Order in alignment with our Climate-Safe California Platform shortly before the Governor’s announcement.