Greenhouse gas emissions decline, despite 80% California economy growth

January 12, 2017 by Billy Hamshaw

(Source: California Energy Commission) California’s greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production has declined since 1990 despite the economy growing by nearly 80 percent, a California Energy Commission tracking progress report has found. The drop in greenhouse gas emissions occurred when the state’s population grew by almost 30 percent, the report said. The recently released report focuses on greenhouse gas emissions and underscores the effect that California’s Senate Bill 32 is having on emissions. That 2016 legislation calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Read full article…

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