Thursday, June 8, 2017

USA, California: Renewable Energy Leads Decline in Carbon Intensity of Electricity Supply in the Golden State

New Report Shows California is Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Economy Continues to Grow (News Release)

Demonstrating California’s progress toward a clean-energy economy, the California Air Resources Board today released the latest statewide inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, a report showing significant emissions reductions along with the strongest economic growth since 2005.

The energy sector saw emissions from both in-state and imported electricity generation fall by more than 5 percent from 2014 levels. This continues a steady decline in the carbon intensity of California’s electricity supply that began in 2001. This trend is likely due to energy efficiency improvements, growth in renewable energy, and the Cap-and-Trade Program.

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