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arbcombo -- January 15, 2016 ARB Public Workshop on the Scoping Plan Economic Analysis and Potential Updates to GHG Emissions Inventory Methods Posted: 31 Dec 2015 13:06:26
Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff invites you to participate in a public workshop on January 15, 2016, to discuss the economic analysis of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update (Update) including the use of E3’s California PATHWAYS model and the REMI PI+ model for evaluation of potential policies for the Update. The role of the Scoping Plan Economic Reviewers will also be discussed. Prior to the Scoping Plan Update related discussions, the day will begin with a presentation of potential updates to the state’s greenhouse (GHG) emission inventory methodology. DATE: Friday, January 15, 2016 TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PLACE: CalEPA Headquarters Building Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 This workshop is part of the public process to update the Scoping Plan to reflect the Governor’s Executive Order B-30-15, which establishes a mid-term GHG reduction target for California of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. All state agencies with jurisdiction over sources of GHG emissions were directed to implement measures to achieve reductions of GHG emissions to meet the 2030 and 2050 targets. ARB was directed to update the AB 32 Scoping Plan to reflect the 2030 target, and therefore, is moving forward with the update process. Presentations will include a high-level overview of the modeling tools that will be used to evaluate the economic impact of policies that may be proposed to help achieve the 2030 target. Presentations will also include an outline of the California PATHWAYS model, including model inputs and outputs, and a preliminary list of policies to be considered in the Reference Scenario. The workshop will also include an introduction to the economic reviewers for the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update. The discussion will include information on the role, tasks, and timeline for the economic reviewers. The economic reviewers may provide initial thoughts on the tools and methods proposed for the economic modeling and evaluation for the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update. Staff will also discuss potential updates to the State’s GHG inventory methodology. These potential updates may include changes to the treatment of biofuels and other sources to better align the inventory methods with changes to national and international accounting methods. A copy of the presentation and other workshop materials will be available on Scoping Plan webpage at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm Materials will be posted by January 15, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend. A live webcast of the workshop will be available at: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/?BDO=1 Remote participants will be able to submit e-mail questions during the workshop at an address provided in the presentation. Background Scoping Plan In 2006, the Legislature passed the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32 [AB 32]; Stats. 2006, chapter 488). AB 32 created a comprehensive, multi-year program to reduce GHG emissions in California. AB 32 required ARB to develop and approve a Scoping Plan that describes the approach the State will take to reduce GHGs to achieve the goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The Scoping Plan was first approved by the Board in 2008 and, per AB 32, must be updated every five years to evaluate the mix of AB 32 policies to ensure that California is on track to achieve the 2020 GHG reduction goal. The 2013 First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan defined ARB’s climate change priorities for the next five years and laid the groundwork to start the transition to the post-2020 goals set forth in Executive Orders S-3-05 and B-16-2012. The 2013 Update also recommended the need for a 2030 mid-term target to establish a continuum of action to reduce emissions, not just for stated limits in 2020 or 2050, but also in between. The 40 percent below 1990 levels mid-term target set by Executive Order B-30-15 is critical to help frame the additional suite of policy measures, regulations, planning efforts, and investments in clean technologies and infrastructure needed to continue driving down emissions. More information about the Scoping Plan is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm California Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Program The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) requires that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) determine the statewide 1990 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission level and approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit, equal to the 1990 level, to be achieved by 2020. Assembly Bill 1803, which became law in 2006, made ARB responsible to prepare, adopt, and update California’s greenhouse gas inventory. More information about the California Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Program is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/inventory.htm California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: capandtrade, cc, ghg-rep, ghg-ver.