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California ARB approves 2030 climate plan, $663 million in low-carbon transportation funding

15 December 2017

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan that sets the GHG emission reduction goals for the state for the next decade, through 2030. As part of the climate action, the agency also approved a $663 million low-carbon transportation plan to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment.

Eleven years ago, the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) set the goal of reducing GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. California is on track to exceed that target. The 2017 Scoping Plan sets the state on a very ambitious course to reduce climate-changing gases an additional 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. This will require California to double the rate at which it has been cutting climate-changing gases.

California GHG emissions and emission reduction targets
[2017 Scoping Plan]

The Scoping Plan addresses the major sources of GHG emissions from various sectors of the economy:

California carbon emissions
[2017 Scoping Plan]

Transportation contributes 39% of California climate-changing emissions. The adopted low-carbon transportation plan includes a range of incentives that range from supporting increased numbers of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses, and zero- and near zero-emission freight facilities, to rebates for the cleanest passenger cars.

Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Off-Road Equipment

Passenger Vehicles and Transportation Equity

These investments support the emission reduction goals of the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan, as well as the State Implementation Plans and the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

Source: California ARB