California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%
Green Car Congress
JULY 12, 2018
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that greenhouse gas emissions in California in 2016 fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—a reduction roughly equivalent to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year. Highlights from the newly published inventory include: Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 13% statewide since a 2004 peak while the economy grew 26%.