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Five Executive Orders Relating to Climate Since 2015

There have been five executive orders related to climate in the last five years.  We have provided links to all, but we focus most of the resource links to the actions related to transportation investment and zero emission vehicles:

  • Newsom Executive Order 79-20   (Sept 2020).  Governor Newsom’s order setting a target that 100% of all new cars, buses, and trucks sold in 2035 will be zero emission.  Requires state agencies to develop charging and fueling infrastructure to support the effort, and to align other modes, such as rail, transit, and biking, to support an integrated system.  Also–omitted from our links below–seeks to make certain fossil fuel extraction methods more difficult.
  • Executive Order N-19-19.  (Sept 2019).  Governor Newsom’s order to generally address climate change through state investments (including CalPERS) and purchasing.  Includes commitment to “accelerate” implementation of EV goal of 5 million ZEV sales by 2025 from EO-48-18.  Specifically for transportation investments, the order directs Calsta to leverage the $5 billion in annual spending for transportation construction, operations, and maintenance to reverse the trend of increased fuel consumption; align transportation spending to achieve the the objectives in ARB’s Climate Change Scoping Plan, where feasible; direct transportation investments to support housing production near jobs and according to state’s smart growth principles (taking public health into account); reduce congestion by encouraging mode shifts, fund transit, walking, biking, and other active modes; and mitigate increases in transportation costs for lower income Californians.
  • Executive Order B-55-18.  (September 2018). Governor Brown’s order for California to become carbon neutral by 2045.
  • Executive Order B-48-18.  (January 2018) Governor Brown’s Order for electric vehicles; setting a target of 5 million zero emission vehicles and 250,000 chargers by 2025.
  • Executive Order B 30-15 (April 29, 2015).  Originally served as an update to the AB 32 targets, introducing the 40 percent reduction of 2020 emission levels by 2030; but was largely subsumed with the passage of SB 32 (Pavley).

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Resources:

Development of Transportation Investment Strategies (EO 19-19)

Zero Emission: Advance Clean Car, Bus, and Truck Programs

These programs emerge as a baseline for EO’s the 100 percent of in-state sales by 2035 market development strategy (100% of all new cars sold are zero emission).

ZEV: State Fueling and Charging Programs

ZEV Biennial Infrastructure Assessment

ZEVs in Disadvantaged and Low Income Communities

Related: Actions for rail, sustainable freight, and transit

Related: Just Transition Roadmap (OPR, Workforce Board)

The following report was specifically referenced in the Eo-79-20: OPR and the State Workforce Board, Putting California on the High Road: Jobs and climate action plan for 2030

Last Updated:09/29/2020
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