RRI California Green Plan

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The Resource Renewal Institute facilitates the creation, development and implementation of practical strategies to solve the entire complex environmental problem by addressing it comprehensively. We are an incubator of transformational ideas designed to challenge and change the piecemeal way our resources are currently managed and protected.

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  • Its about a 25% reduction from “business as usual” emissions. Scoping Plan opened to discussion in June 2008
  • RRI California Green Plan

    1. 1. California AB 32
    2. 2. Carbon Emissions by State 47.24 million metric tons 224.76 million metric tons
    3. 3. California AB 32 <ul><li>Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Scoping Plan Draft released in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation expected by 2010 </li></ul>
    4. 4. California AB 32
    5. 5. Reduction Goals <ul><li>By 2020, California hopes to reduce the carbon dioxide produced per person from 14 tons to 10 tons. </li></ul>
    6. 7. California AB 32 <ul><li>Comprehensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy, Water, Air, Forestry, Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrative and Systemic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local government actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public outreach and education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green jobs and venture capital investment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accountable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public tracking and report card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of scoping plan every 5 years </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) <ul><li>33% of all utilities from renewable energy by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2008, only 12% of electricity in California was produced from renewables </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>The CA Air Resources Board will develop a cap and trade program for the state. </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually this program will be regional, linking to the other WCI states. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Sector Responsibilities under Cap-and-Trade Program
    10. 11. Public Health Source: ARB 2008
    11. 12. Renewable Energy Resources
    12. 13. Source: ARB 2008
    13. 14. Emissions Reduction Goals Source: ARB 2008
    14. 15. Strategies
    15. 16. Carlsbad Desalination Plant <ul><li>Poseidon Resources Inc. will render this plant carbon-neutral by: </li></ul><ul><li>Installing solar-power </li></ul><ul><li>Revegetating lands in coastal North County </li></ul><ul><li>Planting trees </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing renewable energy credits </li></ul>
    16. 17. Carlsbad Desalination Plant <ul><li>The California Center for Sustainable Energy has stated : </li></ul><ul><li>“Poseidon has broken new ground in its proposal; to the best of our knowledge, the plant will be the first major infrastructure project in the state to voluntarily eliminate its net carbon footprint.” </li></ul>
    17. 18. Electronics

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