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Title: Where do California's greenhouse gases come from?

Last March, more than two years after California passed legislation to slash greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Marc Fischer boarded a Cessna more »loaded with air monitoring equipment and crisscrossed the skies above Sacramento and the Bay Area. Instruments aboard the aircraft measured a cocktail of greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide from fossil fuel use, methane from livestock and landfills, CO2 from refineries and power plants, traces of nitrous oxide from agriculture and fuel use, and industrially produced other gases like refrigerants. The flight was part of the Airborne Greenhouse Gas Emissions Survey, a collaboration between Berkeley Lab, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the University of California, and UC Davis to pinpoint the sources of greenhouse gases in central California. The survey is intended to improve inventories of the states greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn will help scientists verify the emission reductions mandated by AB-32, the legislation enacted by California in 2006.« less
Title: Where do California's greenhouse gases come from?
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Publication Date: 2009-12-11
OSTI Identifier: 1047261
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY ; AB-32 ; GREENHOUSE GASES ; CLIMATE CHANGE ; LBNL ; LAWRENCE ; BERKELEY ; FISCHER ; MARK
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:01:28
System Entry Date: 2017-12-13