In December 2018, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office released reports on the state’s climate change mitigation programs. The reports noted a lack of coordination across programs, significant duplication, and a number of programs that are not cost-effective or effective at all. The LAO singled out the state’s transportation programs in a stand-alone report that shows that most of the state’s programs are failing to show measurable progress, particularly the state’s investments in zero-emission vehicles. The LAO report found that the only transportation sector that has made progress in reducing climate emissions is the heavy duty sector and that those are also the most cost-effective investments in climate and air pollution reductions.
Read the full report here: LAO climate-policies-transportation-122118