The report tracks the progress of the California Climate Investments, which awarded and implemented more than $500 million in new funding last year and more than doubled the number of projects statewide, spread over 57 of California’s 58 counties. The report was released today by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Department of Finance.
Nearly 2,000 trees will be planted by 11 community groups from Sacramento to Riverside under grants announced today by CAL FIRE and its nonprofit urban forestry partner, California ReLeaf. The trees will help clean the air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the planting effort will help educate residents in disadvantaged communities about the benefits of urban forests.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has selected 10 organizations that will provide hands-on technical assistance to prospective State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) applicants.
An estimated $29-36 million in competitive grant funding will be awarded to provide financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters that result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions from California dairy operations.
Members of the public are invited to participate in community meetings to discuss use of proceeds raised through the state’s Cap-and-Trade auctions to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gases in disadvantaged and low-income communities through the California Climate Investments initiative.
The group of projects moves forward the Brown Administration’s focus on reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions while advancing the state’s public transportation system. This year’s awards total $390 million in competitive grants made possible through the state’s Cap and Trade auction proceeds.
CAL FIRE announced it had awarded an additional $3 million in grants throughout the state for a variety of fire prevention projects aimed at reducing the elevated threat of wildfires due to the ongoing drought and significant tree mortality.
The California Air Resources Board, elected officials and industry today celebrated the 2,000th Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher, awarded to Redwood Products of Chino, a small business that invested in a clean, low-carbon hybrid delivery truck. Cleaner trucks mean fewer unhealthy diesel emissions.
Yesterday, three transformative transit projects received their official allocations of more than $51 million from the California Transportation Commission, advancing high-quality public transportation, aiding disadvantaged communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These climate investments are funded by the state’s cap-and-trade auction proceeds.
The grant and loans, using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions, are awarded for projects that will help achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets outlined in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). The projects will also help California reach its statewide goal of 75 percent recycling, composting, and source reduction.
The new website – www.ClimateInvestmentMap.CA.Gov – brings together information on a dozen different climate and energy programs into a single searchable application, allowing users to view the locations of individual projects and providing a summary of climate and energy investments for each of the state’s 120 legislative districts.
CAL FIRE announced today the award of nearly $20 million in grants to local groups that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. The grants will add trees to urban communities and protect more than 2,400 acres of forest from development.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has selected five projects for approximately $11.1 million in grants to implement digester technology on California dairy operations that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from dairy manure.
Caltrans today announced that 86 more local projects that improve public transportation and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions were issued funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. This program is one of the strategies the state is employing to meet its ambitious goals to address climate change, and specifically prioritizes projects that will serve disadvantaged communities. California Climate Investments, such as this, are programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.
The California State Transportation Agency today announced this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. These climate investments are funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.
The California Strategic Growth Council today unanimously approved $121.9 million in competitive grants and loans to 28 housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.
The California Air Resources Board today approved a $373 million funding plan that covers all investments in advanced technologies for fiscal year 2015-16, from zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses to rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced the award of $28 million to 22 entities for 25 projects that will save water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The grants will help California respond to the immediate drought while building resiliency to cope with future droughts and climate change.
In coordination with local air officials, the Air Resources Board is initiating a retire-and-replace pilot program in the Greater Los Angeles area and San Joaquin Valley to help people of low income replace old, polluting cars with cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles that also cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The installation in Fresno’s Roosevelt neighborhood is one of the first funded with proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade program, which this year targets $832 million for energy efficiency, public transit, affordable housing and other greenhouse gas-cutting programs statewide. At least 25 percent of those funds must be invested to benefit California’s most disadvantaged communities.