2013 Announcements

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The Governor's Office of Planning and Research is pleased to invite your review of two documents related to the 2014 CEQA Guidelines Update.

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OPR is pleased to release the results of the 2012 Annual Planning Survey.

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Summary for Policymakers for the Fifth Assessment in September 2013. The report finds that evidence of warming is 'unequivocal' and that it is 'extremely likely' that human influence has been the dominant cause of that warming.

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The Governor's Office of Planning and Research is pleased to announce the completion of a new publication and resource: "Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook."

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OPR is pleased to provide a discussion draft of the Environmental Goals and Policy Report for public comment.

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The Public Review Draft 2013 State of California Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) is available for public review and comment.

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The report highlights effects of increasing temperatures on state’s water, vegetation and wildlife Climate change is having a significant and measurable impact on California’s environment, according to a new state report that tracks 36 indicators of climate change and its effects.

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Water transport, treatment, and use account for 19% of energy use in California. With summer heat and dry conditions, one of the best ways to save energy is to save water.

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The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has published the Workshop Draft of the updated Program Guidelines for the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program.

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Ralph Keeling, geochemistry professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, talks about the Keeling Curve and a historic climate milestone.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the Natural Resources Agency invite your input into what revisions, if any, should be made to the Guidelines Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act.

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Three cities were honored today at an award ceremony before the California Air Resources Board, wrapping up a year-long CoolCalifornia Challenge in which thousands of households in cities across the state competed for the biggest citywide carbon footprint reduction.

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The new edition of CPAD has major improvements in both data coverage and data structure, and comes with a completely revamped CALands.org web site.

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Warning that Earth is rapidly approaching a tipping point at which human impacts are causing alarming levels of harm to our planet, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists to release a groundbreaking call to action on climate change and other global threats to all humanity.

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On April 9, ANR will convene some of the world's leading experts — farmers, researchers, policymakers, economists, environmentalists and geopolitical experts — at a daylong forum focused on addressing how to sustainably feed 8 billion people by 2025.

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The Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the Division of the State Architect (DSA) are pleased to solicit your input on the public review draft of "Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Universal Charging Access Guidelines and Best Practices."

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A new energy map of Los Angeles lets residents find the average electricity use for their neighborhood, see how a neighborhood’s energy use relates to its average income level, and track energy use over time.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

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OPR is launching "Climate Changers," an innovative video initiative to share hot lessons and cool solutions.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) are pleased to solicit your input on the public review draft of “NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews.”

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Taking action to cut red tape, create new jobs and generate clean energy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has certified a second project for fast-tracked judicial and legislative review under the terms of his 2011 CEQA reforms.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is pleased to announce that the Infill Streamlining updates to the CEQA Guidelines developed pursuant to SB 226 are now in effect.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to announce the release of the Senate Bill 244: Land Use, General Plans, and Disadvantaged Communities Technical Advisory.

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The McCoy Solar Energy Project has submitted an application for streamlining environmental review under AB 900.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is developing a climate action plan technical advisory (CAP TA), for the development of a community scale CAP consistent with the CEQA Guidelines Title 14 C.C.R. Section 15183.5 (Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions).

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Governor Brown’s Office and state agencies have issued a 2013 Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan.

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Soitec Solar Development, LLC has submitted an application for streamlining environmental review under AB 900 for the project titled "Soitec Solar Energy Project".