California is an international leader in advancing solutions to climate change and forward looking energy policies. On September 8, 2016, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. committed the state to reducing greenhouse gases by signing Senate Bill 32 (Pavley, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2016). The statute sets a statewide goal to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. A companion bill, Assembly Bill 197 (Garcia, Chapter 250, Statutes of 2016), ensures that the state’s implementation of its climate change policies is transparent and equitable, with the benefits reaching disadvantaged communities.
The 2018 IEPR Update scoping order identifies the topics to be addressed. The scoping order states Volume 2 of the 2018 IEPR Update will provide updated analysis of issues raised in the 2017 IEPR, including “advancing Governor Brown’s call to expand state adaptation activities through Executive Order B-30-15, with the goal of making the consideration of climate change a routine part of planning” as well as “enhancing the resiliency of the electricity system while integrating increasing amounts of renewable energy.”
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