Going carbon neutral: California unveils goal to achieve ‘carbon neutrality’

The most populous US federal state California is adopting statewide policies to set the stage for the realization of the Paris agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, signs a 100 per cent clean power rule and surprises businesses with new industry wide decarbonisation targets regardless of the planed exit of the United States.

“This bill and the executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond,” Brown said at the signing ceremony. “It will not be easy. It will not be immediate. But it must be done.”

Until the year 2030, 60 percent of the electrical power supply shall be based on renewable energy sources. The long-term objective by 2045 is to filter as much CO2 out of the air as is emitted. Public authorities are instructed to develop a plan on how to convert the Californian economy to carbon neutrality within this time frame.

Innovative environmental technology leads the path to Paris objectives

It is the declared goal of the Paris agreement to limit global warming to less than 2 °C. In order to reach that objective a maximum of 890 billion tons of CO2 may be emitted in the atmosphere until the year 2050.

KMA Umwelttechnik makes a contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions with over 3.000 installed eco-friendly exhaust air filter systems worldwide. The ecologically beneficial and energy-efficient environmental technology with integrated energy recovery for the producing industry has been awarded multiple times – lately with the Ludwig SME Award in the category innovation.