Bay Area Mayors to Outline Plan of Attack on Climate Change


On Wednesday morning, Bay Area mayors — Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, Chuck Reed of San Jose and Ron Dellums of Oakland — will meet to discuss how to create “a regional climate compact” at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Clean and Green conference. The group plans to outline efforts to create measurable goals to meet green house reduction standards, and specifically how California can meet the goals of AB 32, which calls for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

Other Bay Area leaders, like Attorney General Jerry Brown, former Congressman Tom Campbell, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, Bill Watkins of Seagate, Tom Werner of SunPower and Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures, plan to attend the conference. The goals of the day are to start dialogues on ways to increase public transportation and electric vehicles, establish standards for green building and rooftop solar, and find ways to promote clean power and green jobs. We’ll be adding our coverage throughout the day, so check back here for more:

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