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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Saturday, April 14, 2007
TURNING DOWN THE HEAT OUT WEST
HOW CALIFORNIA IS FACING THE FUTURE
By 2020, California wants to reduce emissions by 174 million meric tons - more than a third of its 2004 levels - from multiple areas. A breakdown of how state intends to do it:


Clean cars: 28 percent of the total reduction will come from a more efficient auto fleet. Beginning in '09, the state wants to improve fule economy by 33 percent.

Forestry: A rangte of programs aimed at sequesting carbon dioxide in forests will make up 20 percent ot California's targeted cuts.

Energy Efficiency: Initiatives such as frequent updates of efficiency standards for buildings will help lower emissions by nearly 30 million metric tons.

Smart Growth: 26 million tons willbe cut with condensed land use and growth in areas with public transportation, which allow residents to recuce car uasage.

Renewable Energy: California wants at least 20 percent of its electricity to come from renewable sources, making up 10 percent of the trageted reductions.

Power Plants: New gas-fired plants are cleaner than the old one. As California upgrades its stock, clean power will account for 9 percent of its cuts.

Other: 4 percent will come from other initiatives, such as capturing methane released from landfills and gas systems.


(Source:NEWSWEEKMAG/ Marc Bain)
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