Saturday, September 04, 2010

Santa Cruz's climate action plan up for review Tuesday
SANTA CRUZ - City leaders want to help 5,000 homes go solar, cut citywide water use 10 percent and reduce in-town vehicle trips 30 percent, all within a decade. Now, residents, business owners and city officials get to weigh in on how to realize those goals.

After nearly three years of study and planning, the city's climate change action coordinator, Ross Clark, will present findings Tuesday that tally the city's greenhouse gas emissions and provide a road map for how to cut the community's emissions 30 percent from levels seen in the mid-1990s. The report was published Thursday on the city's website.
Twitter / Chris Schilling
I just found out I work with a kitchen full of global warming denialists. #sigh
The Climate Post: Will the “dead” climate bill become a federal renewable energy standard? | Grist
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he might have two Republicans on board for a lame-duck bill that would give the U.S. a Federal Renewable Energy Standard requiring utilities to "provide 15 percent of their power from renewables by 2021, although about a fourth of the requirement could be met with energy-efficiency programs."

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