- Near-term goal—reduce emissions by 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2020
- Long-term goal—reduce emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050
In order to meet these GHG emissions reduction goals, DWR has identified eleven GHG emission reduction measures that it will implement. These eleven GHG emissions reduction measures include DWR’s termination of its participation and associated delivery of electricity from a coal-fired power plant in Nevada, efficiency improvements to DWR’s existing facilities, purchase and development of renewable and high efficiency electricity supplies, comprehensive improvements to DWR’s construction practices, and improvements to DWR’s business activities.
In total, DWR estimates that these measures will reduce annual GHG emissions in 2020 by over 1 million metric tons and by over 2.5 million metric tons in 2050.
The DWR Climate Action Plan Phase I: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and associated California Environmental Quality Act Initial Study and Negative Declaration were approved and adopted respectively by DWR director Mark Cowin on May 24, 2012 and were filed with the State Clearinghouse on June 1st, 2012. These documents and more information on the Plan can be found here.
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