New Study Finds California’s Chances Of Meeting Its 2050 Carbon Reductions Are Slim

California will need to implement ambitious new policies if it wants to meet its 2050 targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, according to a new report.

The report, published by scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, found California is on track to meet its 2020 emissions reductions goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels, but will have to do a lot more to meet its 2050 target of 80 percent below the state’s 1990 levels. Unfortunately, the research showed that chances of meeting those 2050 targets, put in place by an executive order in 2005, are slim. The state needs to reach 85 metric tons of CO2-equivalent per year by 2050, down from 448 MtCO2 per year in 2011.

via New Study Finds California’s Chances Of Meeting Its 2050 Carbon Reductions Are Slim | ThinkProgress.

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