Climate Protection Planning Program

Learn about the Climate Protection Planning Program and its work to set the region on the path toward a carbon-free future.

2030 and 2050 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

The Air District has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The 2050 goal was set in  a resolution adopted by the Air District Board of Directors in 2013, while the 2017 Clean Air Plan set the nearer-term 2030 goal.

2018 Climate Protection Grant Program

The 2018 Climate Protection Grant Program awarded $4.5 million to the following 17 projects at 15 regional public agencies in two program areas: (1) reducing GHGs from existing buildings, and (2) fostering innovative strategies for long-term GHG reduction.

GranteeAmountProject Descriptiontable-mobile-only-column
San Francisco Department of Environment$166,175Support local small businesses by providing training and incentives to maintain and repair leaking refrigeration equipment.
San Francisco Department of Environment
Amount:
$166,175
Project Description:
Support local small businesses by providing training and incentives to maintain and repair leaking refrigeration equipment.
Bay Area Regional Energy Network/Metropolitan Transportation Commission$400,000Build a regional market for heat-pump water heaters by addressing key barriers at every point in the supply chain.
Bay Area Regional Energy Network/Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Amount:
$400,000
Project Description:
Build a regional market for heat-pump water heaters by addressing key barriers at every point in the supply chain.
Contra Costa County$198,617Use a web-based platform to leverage public engagement and community-based social marketing for household-level GHG reductions.
Contra Costa County
Amount:
$198,617
Project Description:
Use a web-based platform to leverage public engagement and community-based social marketing for household-level GHG reductions.
City of San Jose$325,000Offer incentives, trainings and market adoption strategies to electrify existing buildings, focusing on heat-pump water heaters.
City of San Jose
Amount:
$325,000
Project Description:
Offer incentives, trainings and market adoption strategies to electrify existing buildings, focusing on heat-pump water heaters.
Marin County$296,997Implement a building decarbonization pilot program that provides public education and incentivizes the replacement of natural gas appliances.
Marin County
Amount:
$296,997
Project Description:
Implement a building decarbonization pilot program that provides public education and incentivizes the replacement of natural gas appliances.
San Mateo Housing Endowment and Regional Trust$296,000Develop architectural designs and guidance to facilitate accessory dwelling unit development that is exclusively green.
San Mateo Housing Endowment and Regional Trust
Amount:
$296,000
Project Description:
Develop architectural designs and guidance to facilitate accessory dwelling unit development that is exclusively green.
San Mateo County Community College District $300,000Train and place 22 Climate Corps Fellows to reduce GHGs in buildings across the Bay Area, achieving workforce development and energy efficiency goals.
San Mateo County Community College District
Amount:
$300,000
Project Description:
Train and place 22 Climate Corps Fellows to reduce GHGs in buildings across the Bay Area, achieving workforce development and energy efficiency goals.
Marin County$206,456Establish best practices, specifications, and model policies for using low-carbon concrete.
Marin County
Amount:
$206,456
Project Description:
Establish best practices, specifications, and model policies for using low-carbon concrete.
City of Palo Alto Utilities $132,000Develop an appliance recycling program that exceeds the GHG emissions reduction capabilities of local recycling facilities.
City of Palo Alto Utilities
Amount:
$132,000
Project Description:
Develop an appliance recycling program that exceeds the GHG emissions reduction capabilities of local recycling facilities.
Alameda County Waste Management Authority $263,658StopWaste will develop a program that installs contamination reduction technology at food waste generating businesses.
Alameda County Waste Management Authority
Amount:
$263,658
Project Description:
StopWaste will develop a program that installs contamination reduction technology at food waste generating businesses.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy$325,000Provide incentives and marketing to replace residential natural gas-fired water heaters with electric heat-pump water-heaters.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Amount:
$325,000
Project Description:
Provide incentives and marketing to replace residential natural gas-fired water heaters with electric heat-pump water-heaters.
City of Brisbane$200,000Develop a local ordinance requiring energy audits, benchmarking and retro-commissioning of commercial buildings.
City of Brisbane
Amount:
$200,000
Project Description:
Develop a local ordinance requiring energy audits, benchmarking and retro-commissioning of commercial buildings.
East Bay Clean Energy (with Peninsula Clean Energy)$300,000Research the potential for resilient solar systems on critical facilities and develop a financial model that results in widespread deployment.
East Bay Clean Energy (with Peninsula Clean Energy)
Amount:
$300,000
Project Description:
Research the potential for resilient solar systems on critical facilities and develop a financial model that results in widespread deployment.
Sonoma County, Regional Climate Protection Authority$250,460Develop an electric bike bulk-discount, incentive and marketing program to increase e-bike use in Sonoma County.
Sonoma County, Regional Climate Protection Authority
Amount:
$250,460
Project Description:
Develop an electric bike bulk-discount, incentive and marketing program to increase e-bike use in Sonoma County.
Silicon Valley Power $300,000Conduct pilot project to demonstrate the viability of replacing back-up diesel generators with electric energy storage systems at data centers.
Silicon Valley Power
Amount:
$300,000
Project Description:
Conduct pilot project to demonstrate the viability of replacing back-up diesel generators with electric energy storage systems at data centers.
City of Palo Alto Utilities$296,220$296,220 Replace gas wall furnaces with ductless mini-split heat pumps in multifamily buildings.
City of Palo Alto Utilities
Amount:
$296,220
Project Description:
$296,220 Replace gas wall furnaces with ductless mini-split heat pumps in multifamily buildings.
City of Fremont$245,000Develop technical integration system for pairing solar PV systems with energy storage and electric vehicle infrastructure.
City of Fremont
Amount:
$245,000
Project Description:
Develop technical integration system for pairing solar PV systems with energy storage and electric vehicle infrastructure.

2017 Clean Air Plan

The Air District’s 2017 Clean Air Plan is a roadmap for the Air District’s efforts over the next few years to reduce air pollution and protect public health and the global climate. The 2017 Plan identifies potential rules, programs, and strategies to reduce GHG emissions and other harmful air pollutants in the Bay Area. The 2017 Plan complements and supports other important regional and state planning efforts, including Plan Bay Area and the State of California’s 2030 Scoping Plan.

This Plan lays out 85 distinct control measures to decrease fossil fuel combustion, improve energy efficiency, and decrease emissions of potent GHGs and other pollutants. Numerous measures reduce multiple pollutants simultaneously, while others focus on a single type of pollutant - for example, “super-GHGs” like methane and black carbon.

Geraldina Grunbaum
Senior Environmental Planner, Planning and Climate Protection

415.749.4956

Spare the Air Status
Spare the Air Status
  • Saturday,
    9/21

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Sunday,
    9/22

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 4/20/2017