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Encyclopedia > Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, a law in California, was signed by Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 27, 2006. It was the first legislation cutting global warming pollution in the United States. In signing the bill into law, Schwarzenegger declared, "We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late... The science is clear. The global warming debate is over." Equality and the balancing of interests under law is symbolised by a blindfold and weighing scales For other senses of this word, see Law (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence) See also: List of pre-statehood governors of California, List of Governors of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947, in Graz, Austria) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and an American politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Top: Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels as measured in the atmosphere and ice cores. ...


The Bill, (AB 32), was agreed between Schwarzenegger and Democratic legislators on August 30, 2006. It requires a 25% cut in the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to reduce them to 1990 levels. The California Air Resources Board is to prepare plans to achieve the objectives stated in the Act. A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not been ratified, adopted, or received assent. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... Top: Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels as measured in the atmosphere and ice cores. ... 2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... California Air Resources Board (CARB) is the clean air agency of the state of California in the United States. ...


California ranks 12th in the world in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, however its regulatory actions tend to have far-reaching effects throughout the U.S. This is a list of countries by carbon dioxide emissions. ...


As defined in the bill, “greenhouse gases” include all of the following gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). These are the same gases listed as GHGs in the Kyoto Protocol. Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound composed of one carbon and two oxygen atoms. ... Methane is a significant and plentiful fuel which is the principal component of natural gas. ... R-phrases S-phrases Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... The haloalkanes (also known as halogenoalkanes) are a group of chemical compounds, consisting of alkanes, such as methane or ethane, with one or more halogens linked, such as chlorine or fluorine, making them a type of organic halide. ... Perfluorocarbons (or PFCs) are compounds derived from hydrocarbons by replacement of hydrogen atoms by fluorine atoms. ... Sulfur hexafluoride is SF6. ... Kyoto Protocol Opened for signature December 11, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan Entered into force February 16, 2005. ...


The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is the state agency responsible for monitoring and regulating GHG emission sources under AB 32, and the details of the bill will be developed through ARB’s rule-making process. California Air Resources Board (CARB) is the clean air agency of the state of California in the United States. ...


AB 32 Timeline Summary

December 31, 2006 Last day to join California Climate Action Registry to receive recognition of voluntary GHG reporting and verification and be grandfathered into ARB’s reporting and verification program. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, or ReGGIe) is a regional initiative by states in the Northeastern United States region to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...


January 1, 2007 CA Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 becomes effective.


June 30, 2007ARB will publish the list of discrete early action GHG reduction measures that can be implemented until 2011.


January 1, 2008• ARB will adopt regulations to establish the state’s mandatory GHG reporting and verification program.


• ARB will determine the statewide 1990 baseline and set the statewide 2020 GHG emissions limit.


January 1, 2009• ARB will prepare and approve the scoping plan for achieving 2020 statewide GHG emissions limit.


January 1, 2010• ARB will implement early action emission reduction measures (identified in June 2007), effective immediately.


January 1, 2011• ARB will adopt GHG emissions limits and emission reduction measures based on January 2009 scoping plan, effective in one year.


• ARB may adopt a market-based cap & trade system with associated limits on state’s GHG sources applicable from January 1, 2012- December 31, 2020.


January 1, 2012• Regulations based on January 2009 scoping plan will become effective.


• Market-based “cap-and-trade” regulations may become effective. 2020 Deadline for state to achieve 1990 levels of GHG emissions.


See also

The issue of human-caused, or anthropogenic, climate change (global warming) is becoming a central focus of the Green movement. ... Anaerobic digestion is the breakdown of organic matter by bacteria in the absence of oxygen. ... Biodiesel refers to a diesel-equivalent, processed fuel derived from biological sources (such as vegetable oils), which can be used in unmodified diesel-engined vehicles. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Biofuel is any fuel that is derived from biomass — recently living organisms or their metabolic byproducts, such as manure from cows. ... CO2 emission per capita per year per country Carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide or CO2 emitted (mainly through the combustion of fossil fuels). ... For the physical concepts, see conservation of energy and energy efficiency. ... The European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) was launched in June 2000 by the European Unions European Commission. ... California is governed as a republic, with three branches of government, the executive branch consisting of the Governor of California and the other elected constitutional officers, the legislative branch consisting of the Assembly and Senate, and the judicial branch consisting of the Supreme Court of California and lower courts. ... This is a list of countries by carbon dioxide emissions. ... The politics of global warming looks at the current political issues relating to global warming, as well as the historical rise of global warming as a political issue. ... World renewable energy in 2005 (except 2004 data for items marked* or **). Enlarge image to read exclusions. ... Kyoto Protocol Opened for signature December 11, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan Entered into force February 16, 2005. ...

External links

  • Governor's press release
  • Legal documentation
  • California - Global Warming

 
 

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