Turning the Corner on Global Warming Emissions: An Analysis of Ten Strategies for California, Oregon, and Washington

Michael Lazarus, Alison Bailie, William Dougherty, Charles Heaps

This report makes a compelling case that the West Coast states can significantly reduce their global warming emissions over the next fifteen years. By 2020, the ten strategies in this report would reduce global warming pollution by 200 million metric tons—26 percent below the emissions that would otherwise occur, and 1 percent below today’s levels. While these reductions are not nearly enough to stabilize the climate, the ten strategies would represent a significant down payment on deeper emissions reductions.