Environment & Energy

California’s Emission Reduction Estimates Lacking, Audit Says

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:56 PM

California air regulators must better account for how incentive programs reduce greenhouse gas emissions and measure jobs and training opportunities that result from them, a state audit found.

The audit, released Tuesday, said improved accounting by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) may help the state meet climate goals.

“Given the ambitious nature of the State’s climate change goals and the short time frame to meet them, California is in need of more reliable tools with which to make funding decisions,” state auditor Elaine Howle wrote.

California within nine years aims to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 40%...

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