AB 32 Status Report: California Hitting Clean Energy Targets

Issue Brief
November 19, 2012

AB 32: The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

AB 32 will enable California to reduce global warming pollution to 1990 levels by 2020, or just more than 20 percent compared to the forecast business-as-usual emissions in 2020.1 In collaboration with local governments and stakeholders, state agencies are working together to design and implement a package of complementary policies to ensure that California achieves its greenhouse gas emission reductions in a cost-effective manner, while protecting public health and transforming the state’s energy infrastructure.