The Electric Golden State

Lunchtime Forum

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Photo by Noah Christman 

Buildings are responsible for a quarter of California’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Significantly reducing that percentage is a necessary component of the state’s attempt to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045. While cities and counties have led the way in pushing policies to promote all-electric building construction, with the cities of San José and Oakland some of the newest to pass local legislation, state agencies are also advancing new decarbonization rules and standards. Come hear the latest updates on action being taken in Sacramento to improve the long term sustainability of California’s built environment.

+ Merrian Borgeson / Natural Resources Defense Council
+ Ken Rider / California Energy Commission
+ Rajinder Sahota / California Air Resources Board





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