Friday, September 15, 2006

State Climate Change Policies

Today's New York Times has a lengthy article about California's ambitious efforts to address climate change.
California, in fact, is making a huge bet: that it can reduce emissions without wrecking its economy, and therefore inspire other states — and countries — to follow its example on slowing climate change.

Initiatives addressing climate change are everywhere in California, pushed by legislators, by regulators, by cities, by foundations, by businesses and by investors.
Today's article focuses mostly on energy-related legislation, such as a requirement that out-of-state suppliers of electricity meet stringent greenhouse standards. This measure is currently awaiting approval by the governor.

The Times also links to an interesting NAS study of the impact of climate change on California.


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