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Comment 313 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameMuriel
Last NameStrand
Subjectcomments on final 2022 scoping plan

1. The sun has been powering the planet for several billion years, while fossil fuels have only a few centuries of history and technological evolution.

Biological processes and solutions are far more evolved, and operate using free solar energy. Thus, any and all climate adaptation and netzero policies and programs should first consider biological and traditional solutions rather than those based on recent and/or fossil fuel technologies.

For example, dairies should not install more manure ponds but instead should reconfigure themselves with cows grazing on natural grasslands that are fertilized by those same cows.

2. Last week I attended the annual conference of the International Biochar Initiative. Biochar has many applications, both agricultural and technological, and progress to date is nothing short of amazing.

Staff should be paying close attention to these developments, and strongly supporting the application and implementation of biochar’s huge potential for long-term carbon sequestration as well as substantial reduction in CO2 emissions from processes such as cement manufacturing.

3. CARB should advocate for and then help implement legislation mandating an additional form of carbon pricing. Triple-pricing, whereby all products and services at the retail level would be labeled with embedded kwhr and GHG emissions, as well as dollars, would help consumers recalibrate their cheap-fossil-fuel habits.

This kind of grassroots consumer information will facilitate the kind of market signals that can lead to widespread and substantial changes such as substantial increases in energy conservation and reductions in GHG emissions, much greater than would be achieved by carbon pricing that directly affects only producers.

Original File Namescoping plan final comments.pdf
Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-12-15 09:05:16

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