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State aims to use 100 percent clean electricity by 2045

Original post made on Sep 11, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that sets a goal of 100 percent clean electricity for California by 2045.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 9:39 AM

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Posted by sequoiadean
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 11, 2018 at 10:19 am

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How about as another good next step we eliminate the use of all gas powered gardening equipment? Gas powered leaf blowers are already illegal for residential use in Palo Alto (although NOT for commercial use, go figure) and other neighboring communities. We should eliminate the use of ALL gas powered single stroke engines throughout the state.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2018 at 10:24 am

Posted by sequoiadean, a resident of Midtown

>> How about as another good next step we eliminate the use of all gas powered gardening equipment?

The recent generation of corded-electric and battery-powered devices work well (for me).


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Posted by DTN Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 11, 2018 at 10:52 am

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This step is nice, but what we really need is to put a fair price on carbon emissions. That would be a more faster, more effective and efficient way to accomplish the same thing.


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Posted by what about?!?!?
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Sep 11, 2018 at 10:52 am

Where are all the former Deniers? Those that said climate change was a hoax?

(hint: they've all become "what-about-ers")

Thank you, Governor Brown! Let's keep building a positive future for our kids and grand-kids!


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Posted by DTN Paul, a resident of Downtown North, 1 hour ago

>> This step is nice, but what we really need is to put a fair price on carbon emissions. That would be a more faster, more effective and efficient way to accomplish the same thing.

Turns out that carbon pricing is not "simple":

"Maybe one day carbon pricing will be the best tool for fighting climate change. But the planet doesn’t have time to wait. To the extent that the carbon-pricing experiment lets policymakers and the public delude themselves that they are meaningfully addressing global warming, it’s not just ineffectual; it’s counterproductive. The time has come to acknowledge that this elegant solution isn’t solving the problem it was designed to solve. In the toughest environmental fight the world has ever faced, a good idea that isn’t working isn’t good enough. "

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 11, 2018 at 2:27 pm

Photo of that electric vehicle graphic looks like a rodent.

@sequoiadean, what's a "single stroke engine" ?


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Posted by DTN Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 11, 2018 at 4:22 pm

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@anon: The only reason a carbon tax isn't working is because its not in effect. But if it ever passed, it'd be way better than cap and trade or these regulatory "solutions".


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