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Workshop for California Congressional Staff: “Details of California AB 32 Climate Change Draft Scoping Plan

Tuesday July 29, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Rayburn 2247 House Office Building

(To be followed at 3 pm by the briefing: “The California Global Warming Solutions Act: What Can Congress Learn from the California Experience?”)

On Tuesday, July 29, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will host a focused workshop for California Congressional delegation staff on the recently released draft “Scoping Plan” for AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

AB 32 charged the California Air Resources Board with implementing policies to reduce the State’s emissions of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2020, and the Scoping Plan describes the strategy that the ARB will pursue to achieve this goal. The Scoping Plan’s vision is grounded in a market-based cap-and-trade system – to be undertaken in partnership with the regional Western Climate Initiative – bolstered by a variety of complementary policies to dramatically increase the energy efficiency of California and accelerate deployment of advanced low-carbon technologies.

At this Workshop, CARB Science and Technology Advisor Anthony Eggert and Assistant Executive Officer for Federal Climate Policy Brian Turner will present the 16 categories of action explored in the Scoping Plan. Paper copies of the Scoping Plan will be available, and there will be opportunity for questions and discussion with staff regarding these policies and their implications for Californian constituents.

Following the Workshop at 3 pm, also in Rayburn 2247, the World Resources Institute, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and California Institute will co-host a briefing entitled, “The California Global Warming Solutions Act: What Can Congress Learn from the California Experience?” at which CARB Chairwoman Mary Nichols and energy and environmental representatives will speak on the federal implications of California’s climate policy experience.

To RSVP or for questions, please contact Brian T. Turner, Assistant Executive Officer for Federal Climate Policy at the California Air Resources Board at (202) 624-5273 or [email protected]

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