CALGEM: Taking the Measure of California's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Photo of the tower sites
April 2007

To play its part in reducing the consequences of global warming, the state of California has embarked on a trailblazing effort to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Assembly Bill 32, recently passed by the California legislature and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, requires the state to substantially reduce GHG emissions by the year 2030 — and, by the summer of 2008, to develop a plan for accomplishing this.