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Energy and climate experts find wide range of 2030 emissions targets on path to 2050 - February 2014
The UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy and the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (NextSTEPS) program of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) hosted a forum in December 2013 as part of the California Climate Policy Modeling (CCPM) project. Six of the models presented at the forum included “deep GHG reduction scenarios” that achieved either a reduction of 80% in GHG emissions by 2050 or cumulatively similar emission reductions. These scenarios showed the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 8-52% below 1990 levels by 2030 through a combination of strategies that include energy efficiency, renewable energy and low-carbon transportation solutions
- ITS-Davis will lead new $11.2 million National Center for Sustainable Transportation - September 2013
- Mar 8: Physics of Sustainable Energy III: Using Energy Efficiently and Producing it Renewably
University of California, Berkeley
- Mar 20: Call for Session Proposals for the 1st California Adaptation Forum Closes
- Aug 19: 1st California Adaptation Forum
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