Comments on 2022 Draft Scoping Plan
You should extend the comment period to at
least two weeks after the public meeting.
Update technical basis to IPCC-AR6. There are three working
Include goals for every five years: 2025, 2030, 2035, 2040,
2045, and 2050
Add “ocean acidification” and
“sea level rise” to section on “Severity of
Climate Change Impacts”
Run scenarios for higher carbon fees -
Use Social Cost of Carbon estimates using a 1
percent discount rate.
Climate is a multigenerational problem and we should not
discount-away the impacts on our children and
There are other negative emissions technologies
besides CCS and DAC.
See NAS report at: https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/25259/negative-emissions-technologies-and-reliable-sequestration-a-research-agenda
Please add a scenario to get to 50% by
Please add a scenario to get to net zero by
All non-natural carbon removal techniques
should be limited to 10% of emissions.
Encourage Community Solar.
Does this document actually mandate any action
by State agencies, counties, cities or individuals?
How do you account for products that are
produced outside the State and imported into the State? (Cement,
steel, electricity, other consumer products, etc.
Same question for exports.
Does California have any steel
Are Bloom boxes counted as a
“combustion” source? How many MWe of Bloom boxes are in the State?
How will they be replaced when we phase-out NG?
Purpose of scoping plan?
Which actions can be taken with existing
Which actions require new
Which actions require a CEQA EIR to move
forward? What is the
schedule for starting and finishing each required EIR?
Have you identified a lead State agency for
each of the actions?
Typos and minor comments:
PDF page 17. Change “a” to
…direct air capture.
Figure 2-5 is hard to read. It has four shades of blue
that are hard to distinguish.
Figure 1-1 is mislabeled. It is percent change not