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
Developers
Local Govt.
Transport
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
Forestry
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