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State Climate Change Legislation

Assembly Bill (AB) 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 is intended to substantially reduce the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), primarily carbon dioxide.  Senate Bill (SB) 375, approved in 2008, is designed to implement a portion of AB 32 by integrating regional decisions on land use planning and transportation investment.  This is primarily accomplished by requiring regional Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) that:

  • Accommodates all of the region’s growth, both in total numbers and by economic groups;
  • Specifies the general location and density of housing development; and
  • Ties transportation investments through the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) to new development or redevelopment, in order to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), the proxy measure for GHG emissions.

SB 375 only addresses emission reductions from reductions in VMT for cars and light trucks.  Other initiatives under AB 32 deal with improved vehicle fleet fuel economy, lower carbon fuels, and reduced emissions from heavy trucks, transit and non-transportation sources.

Association of Bay Area Governments

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

The STA Board adopted a Climate Change Strategy for transportation on February 10, 2010.  The strategy begins with current activities being undertaken by STA and its member agencies that reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses.  The strategy also includes planning activities to develop further information to guide improved climate strategies, as well as planned but not yet implemented strategies to further reduce Solano’s emissions of greenhouse gasses.  The STA is currently working with the County of Solano to develop emissions inventories for all Solano County local agencies.

STA Climate Change Strategy

STA Climate Change Strategy PowerPoint

 

PG&E Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan Program

STA is working with the cities that don't already have Climate Action Plans (CAPs) - Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista and Suisun City - to help them develop CAPs.  The first public workshop on Energy Chapter Climate Action Plans, prepared in partnership with PG&E, was held in July, 2012 in Fairfield.

The third Climate Action Plan Community Workshop will be held Thursday, June 27 at 6 pm at the Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA.  View the full press release.

Who

Solano City County Coordinating Council

What

Community Workshop

When

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6 p.m.

Where

Solano County Events Center, Fairfield, CA

Why

Regional Climate Action Planning  - Presentation of voluntary actions for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the cities of Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista and Suisun City, and review of regional implementation opportunities with the cities of Benicia and Vallejo and Solano County

How

Opportunity to provide public comment and ask questions about the program

Download the Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan Activities memo.

Download the July 12 Public Workshop Invitation.

Download the July 2012 Press Release

 

Local Jurisdiction Climate Action Plans

City of Benicia Climate Action Plan