The 80% Solution for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California

April 2012

An article just published in Issues in Science and Technology, a journal of the National Academy of Sciences, summarizes what California will need to do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent below the 1990 level. Jane Long, co-chair of the California’s Energy Future committee, and Jeff Greenblatt, a scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, discuss the results of the California Energy Futures Project of the California Council of Science and Technology. They write “the technology and knowledge exist to take the state most of the way to its ambitious 2050 goal, but more research will be needed in a few key areas to achieve full success.” The report, "California's Energy Future - The View to 2050," was released in 2011.

Download the paper "The 80% Solution: Radical Carbon Emission Cuts for California."

Get the full-length report "California's Energy Future - The View to 2050" from the California Council for Science and Technology.