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California adds actions to combat climate change in the last week

California adds actions to combat climate change in the last week

California continues its fight against climate change with actions that are constantly adding up, this week alone it brought offshore wind power to the West Coast, provided funding for 90,000 new chargers for electric vehicles throughout the state, approved a new solar policy that seeks to accelerate energy independence, as well as finalizing a plan to reduce air pollution by more than 70 percent.

"We are making history here in California, and today caps off an incredible ten days for the world's leading climate action," said the governor. Gavin Newsom. "California is leading the world's most significant economic transformation since the Industrial Revolution: We're cutting pollution, turning the page on fossil fuels, and creating millions of new jobs."

This Thursday, December 15, the California Air Resources Board ?CARB, for its acronym in English? approved a plan to reduce air pollution, move away from fossil fuels and increase clean energy production, thus seeking a comprehensive roadmap to achieve net zero pollution. 

The scope of this plan seeks to reduce air pollution by 71 percent; reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2045; That includes a 48 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030, surpassing the legal mandate to reduce emissions to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

In the same way, it seeks to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels to less than a tenth of what is used, a 94 percent drop in the demand for oil and an 86 percent drop in the demand for all fossil fuels; as well as create 4 million new jobs; and save Californians $200 billion in health costs due to pollution.

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