A pair of bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown should help reduce carbon emissions over the next ten years. SB 32 extends an already written law and implements even more sweeping changes by slashing emissions 40% below 1990 levels. The deadline is 2030. AB 197 gives lawmakers more authority over environment-saving efforts through the creation of a new legislative committee. Meanwhile, stronger regulations will be placed on businesses, and rebates will be provided for those who purchase electric vehicles. California’s economy is now the sixth largest in the world. This is a big deal!
Jeff is a self-proclaimed pragmatic futurist; that is, he has high hopes for absurd life-altering technologies which sound too good to be true, and probably are. Although he writes on a variety of subjects, his real passion is for technological innovation and the people who make it happen. By day, he enjoys fuzzy bunnies, kittens, puppies, roller coasters and a sardonic written word or two. By night, he’s busy running MMR, replaying a random Final Fantasy game, or pretending to be Batman. He currently resides in Upstate NY.