Denny Zane is in Sacramento today where he spoke at Governor Brown’s multi-agency "Five Pillars" symposium on “Rethinking Transportation in California.” The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board, and the California Independent System Operator held the symposium to discuss strategies to achieve Governor Brown’s greenhouse gas reduction goal of reducing GHGs 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.
Denny spoke about building a winning coalition to champion transportation funding, like the one that helped win the 2/3 supermajority “yes” vote on the Measure R sales tax in 2008 that's providing $40 billion for transportation improvements in LA County.
FYI the governor’s 5 pillars for reducing GHG emissions are:
- reducing petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50%
- increasing from 1/3 to 50% electricity from renewable sources
- doubling the efficiency savings of existing buildings and making heating fuels cleaner
- reducing the release of methane, black carbon, and other short-lived climate pollutants
- and managing farm land, rangelands, forests and wetlands to store carbon.