Daily Archives: December 12, 2008

Richard Waters

Despite deep scepticism in some quarters about the economic impact, California’s Air Resources Board has backed AB32 (governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ambitious plan to cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2020.)

You could call this the Silicon Valley Full Employment Act. CARB chairwoman Mary Nichols, announcing that the board had adopted the “scoping plan” for how to achieve the required reductions (equal to four tons of carbon dioxide a year for every man, woman and child in the state) made it clear what California hoped to get out of it.