Thursday, February 15, 2018

California Global Warming Solutions Act and 2020 Emissions Goals

As the head of Viscon International, Levon Termendzhyan has positioned the fuel additive manufacturer to help states meet emissions mandates for diesel. Levon Termendzhyan's firm has received approval for the use of Viscon within Texas and recently achieved California Air Resources Board (CARB) verification and certification for the additive.

The latter is important in furthering Viscon's potential to meet a 2015 mandate targeting the reduction of CO2 emissions by 10 percent by 2020. As reported by CARB in a mid-2017 statewide inventory, California has achieved emissions reductions milestones in line with its 2020 goals, while enjoying the strongest rate of economic growth in a decade. 

Under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the state has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent from their 2004 peak and is on target to bring them to 1990 levels, as mandated. This complex, coordinated effort encompasses the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, the Renewables Portfolio Standard, the Cap-and-Trade Program, and the Advanced Clean Cars Program.