California Governor Brown Pledges to Remove California Clunkers

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California Governor Jerry Brown pledges an ambitious “Goal Aims to Reduce Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels by 2030”.  To meet these goals California must embrace alternative fuel automobiles and remove clunkers from California highways and streets.

3.The California Air Resources Board shall update the Climate Change Scoping Plan to express the 2030 target in terms of million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Part of this plan is the
California State Agencies’ PATHWAYS Project
Long-term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scenarios

which calls for

  • Zero emission and hybrid vehicles (ZEVs)
    A rapid i ncrease in near zero and zero emissions vehicles
    (ZEVs) by 2030
  • 6 to 7 million ZEVs and  plug in hybrid vehicles ( PHEVs) on the road in 2030 in the
  • 3 to 8 million ZEVs  and PHEVs  in 2030

This means the state will continue to fund voluntary car scrappage in California.

“With this bold action by the Governor California extends its leadership role and joins the community of states and nations that are committed to slash carbon pollution through 2030 and beyond. Building on our existing climate programs, the 40 percent reduction will drive and accelerate innovation, generate new jobs, improve air quality and hasten California’s transition to a clean energy economy.” – California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols

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