Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Expect to hear a lot more of AB32 in the coming months. The law was signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger more than three years ago but has gained steam as various jurisdictions in the state seek to reduce their greenhouse gas levels to meet its requirements. In essense, the measure means to cap California's emissions by 2020. Cities and counties are required to implement climate action planning measures that include adopting green building practices and installing energy efficiency retrofits in existing buildings. It's something cities and counties are already planning to do with Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant allocations, courtesy of Stimulus funds. This just happens to be another step in that direction. The SJVCEO plans to roll out a program to explain what it all means. Stay tuned. Helpful information can be found at Yosemite photo courtesy Leire Heras.