California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to start getting Californians off petroleum. He is making that clear in one of his executive decrees that targets the amount of carbon oil refineries allow in their fuel.
The mandate is expected to bring more ethanol and biodiesel into California’s gas tanks and encourage the growth of the alternative fuel industry in general.
That is part of an aggressive effort to cut 10% of the carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles and ultimately reduce California’s total emissions 20% by 2020.
Arnold’s announcement coincides with the enactment of AB 32, for which Californians have spent months preparing. The AB 32 Industry Implementation Group has formed from companies that opposed the regulations. Hopefully everyone can work toward promoting the bigger goals: economic growth and less pollution.