Monday, February 11, 2008

ETAAC Approves A Greener Future

Meeting today, the Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee (ETAAC) approved a new draft of its report on the promotion of new technologies and economic activities that will guarantee a low carbon future for California. Created by the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as AB 32, ETAAC aims to facilitate investment in and implementation of technological research and development opportunities. This year the California Air Resources Board will adopt a master plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions; this effort will require replacing our old and polluting energy infrastructure with greener alternatives. At the request of Sierra Club California and Californians Against Waste, the committee added several sections on improving waste management techniques and dramatically increasing recycling efforts. Both Sierra Club California and ETACC agreed that improved recycling and composting and better management of landfills would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Click HERE to see the newest version of ETAAC's draft document.

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