Category Archives: GHGs

Legislative Update: Passed Bills Enrolled to the Governor for the 2021 Session

The deadline to pass bills occurred on September 10, 2021 for the current 2021 session. The Governor has until October 10th, 2021 to sign or veto these bills. You can link to our Legislative Database to view relevant bills from … Continue reading

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The Rise of Reach Codes

Last week, the California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted energy efficiency standards to be included in the 2022 state building standards (Title 24, Part 6). The new energy code will further increase building energy efficiency and reduce emissions from California buildings … Continue reading

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Reduce, Preserve, Remove: A Framework for Climate Action

Sometimes we get so focused on our silos that we don’t see connections across silos or the broader context. At EPIC we spend a lot of time working on policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but during a recent project on carbon … Continue reading

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Spring Recess Legislation Update: April 2021

Written by: Lucia Rose (J.D. Candidate May 2022), Hayley Zech (J.D. Candidate May 2022), and Joe Kaatz (EPIC Staff Attorney) The following describes identified trends and bills of interest on a range of energy, climate, and equity issues from this … Continue reading

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How has Vehicle-Miles-Traveled flattened Air Pollution in the San Diego Region After Covid-19 Shutdowns?

Co-authored with Bill Brick (San Diego Air Pollution Control District) Over the past several weeks there has been a reduction in daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the San Diego region due to Shelter-in-Place orders issued by the Governor of … Continue reading

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Shelter-in-Place, VMT and Flattening the GHG Curve in San Diego County

Many thanks to Yichao Gu, technical policy analyst, EPIC. Vehicle-Miles-Traveled (VMT) is an important metric. VMT determines gas tax revenues, drives the need for and maintenance of roads, and contributes to air pollution (1) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In … Continue reading

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