California Calling!

California has been making waves with it’s ideas on the environment. Can you call back a time, when greenhouse has emissions, weren’t a part of the conversation? Think back and you will see that in the 1990s, the topic wasn’t as huge as it has become now, and for very good reason.

The levels of these emissions has considerably risen since the era, but a newly introduced bill in the “Sunshine State’ aims to combat all of that, and push it back to the lower state of existence it once belonged to, during the nineties. But as the new bill tries to make itself comfortable, in its new position, it raises some important questions of how businesses aim to deal with all of this new change.

So many of them rely on fast production, which harms the climate but their production, in turn fuels California’s growth. It is expected that other states will follow through with this new idea on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, more than usual because California is recognized as that signalling craft for political change.

Can you imagine how many businesses could stand to be impacted, with this new change? This change has seen many seasons coming: a strong recession, a small tax-heavy budget, only made politicians think how to focus on the problems at hand, rather than think more on pressing challenges.

So, the White House has released this white paper that outlines the aim to reduce the gas house emissions level by 2025, with the help of the Environmental Protection Agency, and various other government bodies.

California is home to a handful of companies that prioritise addressing environmental concerns, such as Honda, Ford, Hyundai, Toyota and Tesla Motors. Although, Tesla Motors is more niche-market in the automobile department, it has seen a reduction in revenue forecast, for hybrid cars, unlike the remaining bigger automobile makers. Nonetheless, this has created more jobs, that are friendly to the environment, than most, because of what these businesses represent.

Global warming happens when greenhouse gases trap heat to make the planet warmer, than usual, and the sad part of this story is that this effect is entirely man-made, and has been so for the last 150 years. Burning fossil fuels, to provide for electricity, heat and transportation, is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse gas is mostly emitted from electricity production, transports, industry, agriculture, forestry and the technology you use in your homes and offices. Earth Day was recently celebrated across the world, and now this new piece of legislation aims to help the environment and make room for us to correct our ways.

Some of the ways you can already do this, at home: change your light bulbs, the five most frequently used, heating/cooling your room within reason, insulate your home by placing measures, such as weather stripping, recycle, save water, have a “green” yard, buy environmentally-friendly automobiles (renewable fuels aren’t as expensive, as often thought of!), and take public transport, whenever you can, rather than driving to work.

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