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|August 24, 2019|
Californians breathe easier as greenhouse gas emissions ease
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California continued to fall ahead of schedule in 2017 as the state’s economy grew ahead of the national average, according to the California Air Resources Board’s latest state inventory of climate-changing emissions released Monday.
The data also shows that for the first time since California started to track GHG emissions, the state power grid used more energy from zero-GHG sources like solar and wind power than from electrical generation powered by fossil fuels. In addition, the data demonstrates that emissions from the transportation sector did not rise as fast as in previous years.
“California is proving that smart climate policies are good for our economy and good for the planet,” said Governor Newsom.
Story Date: August 18, 2019