Final Recommendations to the Governor

Approved at the July 10 and September 6, 2007, Meetings

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Policy OptionSector(s)Subgroup
Implement smart growth initiatives and expansion of mass transitTransportation
Local Govt.
GHG emission standards for automobiles (California standards)Auto Manufacturers, DealersTransport
Incentives for fuel efficient vehiclesAuto Manufacturers, DealersTransport
Low-carbon fuels standard; based on California proposalTransportation FuelsTransport
Fuel efficiency and/or low carbon fuel requirements for all government vehiclesGovernmentTransport
Passenger and freight rail upgradesRail TransportTransport
CO2 emission performance standards for electricity generation or procurement (new generation only)ElectricPower/Energy
Small renewable distributed generation: rules, legislation, incentivesElectricPower/Energy
Energy efficiency standards for appliances and equipmentElectricPower/Energy
Carbon capture & storage (from the outset) portfolio standard of 5%. Utilities must buy if available.ElectricPower/Energy
Establish residential and commercial energy efficiency construction codes beyond international standards; energy efficiency building codes/standards for government buildings.Multi-sectorPower/Energy
Phase-in of energy efficiency standards for light bulbsMulti-SectorPower/Energy
Energy conservation and efficiency programs for existing state facilitiesGovernmentPower/Energy
Enhanced renewable portfolio standard of 25% by 2025ElectricPower/Energy
Enhanced energy efficiency: 2% demand reduction by 2015. No revenue cap.Multi-sectorPower/Energy
20% carbon offset requirements for new fossil fuel generationElectricCap and Trade
Cap-and-trade program for power generators and relatively large industrial sources: preference to link with other statesMulti-sectorCap and Trade
Programs to encourage forest management, reforestation, tree- and grass-plantingAgriculture
Commercial, Industrial, Agriculture (CIA)
Encourage or require reductions in emissions of high GWP gases (N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6)Commercial, IndustrialCIA
Energy efficiency incentives, assistance and/or standards for commercial/industrial generators and boilersCommercial, IndustrialCIA
Expand use of no-till farmingAgricultureCIA
Encourage methane capture from coal mines, landfills, livestock farms and wastewater treatment plants.Multi-sectorCIA
Increase traditional recycling diversion rate with municipal goals and by stimulating demand for recycled materialsMulti-sectorCIA
Land use development offset requirementMulti-sectorCIA