Here is a piece of good, carbon-reduction news.
California's carbon reduction is 6 years ahead of the schedule established in its cap and trade program.
In other words, California's 2013 carbon emissions are down to what is required in 2019. In California, each year the carbon cap decreases so the cap is lower in 2019 than in 2013, but Californians have already met their lower 2019 cap.
The sharp fall in California's emissions are attributable to both booming renewable energy and ever improving fuel efficiency. Importantly, as California's carbon emissions have declined, its economy has improved.
Indeed, in the last 12 months, California created 236,000 new jobs and ranks 24th in jobs growth rate.
Falling carbon emissions and rising jobs numbers can go together!