California extends GHG reduction targets

By Erin Voegele | November 18, 2016

On Sept. 8, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to extend the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets through 2030. The bill, SB 32, sets a target to reduce GHG emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard and cap-and-trade program are among the climate programs that have been extended.

The California Biomass Energy Alliance has spoken out in support of the bill. “CBEA applauds the legislature and the governor for their work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Julee Malinowski-Ball, executive director of the CBEA. “California has always been a leader in protecting the environment and today’s actions bolster that position.”

“The biomass industry will continue to be an essential tool in reducing greenhouse gas by providing clean, green renewable energy,” Malinowski-Ball continued.