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Gov. Brown makes an effort to reduce climate change
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Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing to get states and governments to reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change. Lewis Fulton of UC Davis’ Institute of Transportation says the Governor’s goals are very ambitious, but doable. “We need big changes in technology, some changes in the way we travel, how often we drive, and the types of cars that we drive,” said Fulton.
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State nears carpool lane decal limit for Volt, other plug-in hybrids
Published by LA Times
The state should consider ways to differentiate the plug-in hybrids based on range, said Gil Tal of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. It should also plan incentives in a way that would the limit supply of permits to keep carpool lanes unclogged but still encourage sales of clean technology vehicles. The state, he said, could offer permits that expire after a year or two, opening up space for a new plug-in buyer. Or it could give people a choice of obtaining a carpool lane permit or the $1,500 clean vehicle rebate the state pays to buyers of plug-in hybrids. “For many people,” Tal said, “the value of the sticker is higher than the $1,500 rebate.”
Status Review of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard: April 2015 Issue
This periodic review by ITS-Davis provides updates on LCFS compliance and markets, and addresses selected special topics.
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