California Energy Policy Simulator Update: Earlier Action Delivers Social and Economic Benefits

Updated California Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) research finds California must more than triple its decarbonization rate to meet state climate goals. EPS modeling identifies a proven set of climate strategies that would get California back on track, cut emissions 47 percent by 2030, add $28 billion to the state’s economy, create nearly 170,000 jobs, prevent 26,000 asthma attacks, and save households an average of $1,500 in 2030. These policies include 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030, 100 percent electric appliances by 2030, and industrial process electrification – all powered by a 100 percent clean grid by 2035. California’s 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan should identify early action opportunities for accelerating emission reductions – and secure these benefits – or risk missing California’s 2030 and carbon neutrality targets.

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