Tell BAAQMD Climate Committee members the Bay Area needs to lead on GHG reduction. We want:
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).
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If you can't come, contact Committee members directly:
BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Members (2015 update due soon)
Supervisor - San Francisco
No longer on BAAQMD Board. Santa Clara County replacement to be announced soon
No longer on BAAQMD Board. Marin County replacement to be announced soon.
Councilperson - Petaluma
Supervisor - Contra Costa
Supervisor - Alameda
Councilperson - Los Altos
Councilperson - Martinez
Supervisor - Sonoma
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