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  1. Michael Goode
    August 7, 2022 @ 12:50 pm

    Good artical. There is still a lot of low hanging fruit that can quickly help the fight to address climate change both directly within the state but also to set an example to the world ~ and we need quickly, we don’t have time to wait. Examples could include:
    *Energy Star to immediate become the minimum required for goods to be sold in CA (phase in a ban on dry cycle as the default for dishwashers, 40C as default for washing machine cycles)
    *Set up a tiered structure for required use of low CO2 concrete so structural parts can remain but general purpose has to switch quickly.
    *Same for steel use.
    *Ban glass or aluminum water bottles/containers. Set maximum weight for drink bottles sold in stores and restaurants -different for carbonated and still ( faster and more impactful than recycling initiatives).
    *Ban sale of automatic flushing urinals and public sink faucets that don’t shut off
    immediately, set a schedule for their replacement.
    *Set enforceable minimum and maximum thermostat settings for public buildings. Different values for occupied and unoccupied (including offices, shops etc). There are still buildings cooled to a stupid degree in the summer, and can be kept that way overnight. helps with climate change and energy security.

    August 4, 2022 @ 7:25 pm

    Itís hard to come by educated people about this topic, however, you seem like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks