Monday, November 5, 2007

California Sets a Goal for CO2

Last week the California Energy Commission set a new goal for biofuels and alternative fuel use. This goal is a nonbinding agreement that will hopefully guide future laws to be made. Specifically laws that guide California to the ambitious goal of a 80% drop in CO2 emissions benchmarked at 1990 levels by the year 2050.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle use of alternative fuels, including ethanol and biodiesel, could displace 26 percent of the gasoline and diesel used in California by 2022 and more than 50 percent by 2050, under an ambitious plan approved by state energy regulators this week. Conservation, break through technologies, and better urban planning are expected to get the rest of the way to the goal.

Check out the complete California plan here.

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