California Leads in Climate Change Issues

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CLEE Launches California Climate Policy Dashboard

Posted on March 14, 2018 9:30 am by Ted Lamm

The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) at UC Berkeley School of Law has launched the California Climate Policy Dashboard, a new web resource offering an overview of the key laws, programs and agencies driving California’s pioneering effort to tackle climate change, including:

  • The landmark greenhouse gas emission reduction laws, AB 32 and SB 32, which call for a 40% reduction below 1990 levels by 2030;
  • Key programs such as the cap-and-trade system for major greenhouse gas emitters, the renewables portfolio standard for electricity providers, and the low carbon fuel standard for transportation fuel producers, which are helping the state to achieve its emission reduction goals; and
  • Top regulators like the California Air Resources, Board, the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission, which are developing and implementing innovative policies and incentives to drive the state’s progress.

The Dashboard summarizes the state’s broad range of climate initiatives, connecting researchers and casual readers alike to statutory text, agency information and CLEE’s own topical reports. By presenting a concise view of the state’s climate program, the Dashboard helps to demonstrate the impressive scope and scale of California’s national and international leadership,

The Dashboard can be viewed here.