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California Glass Manufacturing Industry



Under Assembly Bill 32 (AB32), the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is required to adopt rules and regulations to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sources in California.  The overall mandate is to achieve 1990 GHG emission levels by 2020.  Glass manufacturing plants are a source of GHG emissions.  GHG emissions are emitted by: 1) direct emissions from fuel combustion, 2) direct emissions from raw material (limestone and soda ash) during combustion, and 3) indirect emissions from electricity use.

ARB staff is evaluating the potential strategies that the glass manufacturing industry can implement to achieve GHG emission reductions.  Potential approaches in reducing GHG emissions from glass manufacturing plants were identified during a preliminary analysis and summarized in a concept paper.  A workgroup has been formed which will support ARB’s technical assessment of the potential strategies.  The technical assessment will determine if the strategies are technically feasible and cost‑effective.  Please contact us if you would like to be a member of the workgroup.

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What's New
Posted: October 7, 2010
A summary of selected results from the Glass Manufacturing Sector Surveys is now available.
Posted: February 25, 2009
The ARB has sent Glass Manufacturing Sector Surveys for three of the glass sectors: Container Glass, Fiberglass, and Flat Glass.  The ARB is requesting that all California glass plants in these sectors complete and return the surveys by March 30, 2009.  Additional information can be found in the Letter sent to the affected glass manufacturing plants.
Posted: October 20, 2008
Glass Manufacturing Sector Workgroup Meeting Agenda -  October 22, 2008
Posted: October 3, 2008
Glass Manufacturing Sector Workgroup Meeting  -  October 22, 2008
Posted: May 29, 2008
Greenhouse Gas emissions calculation.
Introductory Meeting Presentation for May 19, 2008
Draft Concept Paper