GRA wrote:You'll note that we also lead the country in the number and % of PEVs (and HEVs),...
Impressive! To what end? CA's vehicle emissions are still increasing, NOT decreasing
San Francisco Chronicle wrote:Emissions from transportation — cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships — keep rising.
Yup, which just shows how much more needs to be done, and is why Gov. Brown set the goal of 5M ZEVs, why we're requiring trucks, ports, ag equipment etc. to clean up, building high-speed rail in the central valley to connect the state's major metro areas (a boondoggle given the way it's being done, but a good idea generally to eliminate much regional flying), and so on.
GRA wrote:...plan to eliminate fossil-fueled electricity generation by 2045, boost the ZEV fleet to 5M by 2030, etc.,...
Do you plan to continue to increase vehicular emissions during those periods, as well
That's kind of the point of 5M ZEVs, don't you think?
GRA wrote:...and of course the whole reason you have a BEV to drive is because of steps California took more than a decade ago; building and appliance energy-efficiency standards were something introduced during Jerry Brown's first go-round as governor in the '70s, and have since been adopted by many other jurisdictions up to the federal level.
It's true: Californians were the first in the US to pollute their air so severely that everyone in some parts of the state could clearly SEE that something had to be done
No, we were the first to pollute air in some regions like the LA basin due to auto traffic combined with natural features and weather that naturally trapped smog, and decided to do something about it. Other parts of the country don't have that, so LA acted as the canary in the (gas) mine. Of course, lots of other areas had pollution as bad or worse, but that wasn't due to auto exhaust, it was due to coal-fired industry e.g. Pittsburgh, chemicals or what have you.
GRA wrote:Were you planning to hold your own state up as a model we should emulate?
No. Were you?
Not likely, especially since a large part of VA's economy still comes from tobacco, so as far as contributing to public health risks go, I see VA still allows smoking indoors in public areas.
Uh huh, and how were our economies doing at the same time, i.e. pollution per $?
GRA wrote:Sure, most people are hypocrites to some extent or another, but to what extent does matter.
I couldn't agree more. In CA, virtue signalling reigns supreme.
No argument there, but we also do take actions to fix the problem, after first admitting that there is a problem, something that most other parts of the country were generally more loath to do because it interfered with 'business as usual'.