BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee 3/19/15

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Tell BAAQMD Climate Committee members the Bay Area needs to lead on GHG reduction. We want:

  • Clean buildings - no more fossil fuel heating and appliances in new buildings, retrofit old ones, require energy efficiency upgrades and PV upon building sale where feasible
  • Fast track PV installation on businesses with BAAQMD permits¬†
  • Develop a conversion plan for Bay Area industries to transition from fossil fuels to advanced, efficient design and clean heat and power sources
 

Air District staff are moving at a glacial pace in implementing the BAAQMD Board Resolution to reduce Bay Area GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

The timeline for the Clean Air Plan has slipped from 2013, to 2014, to 2015, to 2016.

We don't need to wait for the Clean Air Plan. The Air District's 10-Point Climate Action Work Program states that they will initiate Rule Development in addition to developing a long term climate action strategy.

We need to tell the Board what we want. 350 Bay Area/BayCAP proposals for BAAQMD 2015 rule development:

  • Building Emissions - Develop rules to require: a) energy savings in residential and commercial buildings, b) electric powered heating and appliances for new residential and commercial buildings, c) electric heating and appliance retrofits for residential and commercial buildings, and d) installation of PV systems on new buildings. Justification: Building energy use is the most accessible sector to reduce GHG emissions. The technologies to eliminate fossil fuel combustion in buildings and onsite generation are available today. Bay Area businesses are already installing these systems in new and existing buildings.
  • Industrial and Combustion Emissions - Amend Permit Rules to fully incorporate BAAQMD 2050 GHG emission reduction goals. Develop a regulatory strategy to stop emission increases, and a sector by sector approach to convert fossil fuel heat and power to best available alternate technology and design.
  • Clean Power at Permitted Facilities - Set up a regulatory infrastructure to require installation of clean power at new and modified sources (at businesses with BAAQMD permits, which emit about 1/3 of Bay Area GHGs).

Present your comments and/or support others prepared to speak. RSVP to get help on talking points.

If you can't come, contact Committee members directly:

BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Members (2015 update due soon)

Chair

John Avalos
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Supervisor - San Francisco

Vice Chair

Ash Kalra
No longer on BAAQMD Board. Santa Clara County replacement to be announced soon

Members

Susan Adams
No longer on BAAQMD Board. Marin County replacement to be announced soon.

Teresa Barrett
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Councilperson - Petaluma

John Gioia
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Supervisor - Contra Costa

Scott Haggerty
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Supervisor - Alameda

Jan Pepper
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Councilperson - Los Altos

Mark Ross
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Councilperson - Martinez

Shirlee Zane
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Supervisor - Sonoma

WHEN
March 19, 2015 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
939 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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CONTACT
Jed Holtzman

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