Renewable energy drives California emissions reductions

“Another trend identified in the Near Zero report is that California’s electricity sales declined, which it credits to a combination of energy efficiency and growth of solar PV and other behind-the-meter technologies.

However, as greenhouse gas reductions from electricity plummeted, emissions from the state’s other sectors – most notably transportation and petroleum refining – increased slightly, which Near Zero says demonstrates that the state’s cap-and-trade program is not driving emissions reductions.”

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