Kammen on California carbon neutrality: We can do better

A power station silhouetted against a mountain in Northern California.

Daniel Kammen, a UC Berkeley professor of energy and co-principal investigator of the EcoBlock project, wrote in the Los Angeles Times that the recently released California Air Resources Board scoping plan, which positions the state to achieve carbon neutrality in 2045, does not go far enough.

Per Kammen’s research, California can set an “ambitious but achievable” goal to reach neutrality by 2035 by prioritizing affordable renewable energy technologies that both cut carbon emissions and help to address the state’s air pollution crisis.