According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, California regulators have adopted the   most aggressive plan in the nation to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

The plan was characterized as a model for President-elect Obama’s new administration. Under its current design, the plan would  cut the state's emissions by 15 percent from today's level over the next 12 years. That would bring the state back in line to levels of the 1990s.

The state’s Air Resources Board approved the plan by unanimous vote. Once enacted, it would require one-third of California’s electricity to come from solar energy, wind farms and other renewable sources. The cuts to greenhouse gases are required under Assembly Bill 32, a state law passed in 2006 that committed California to the nation’s most aggressive anti-global-warming target — reducing emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

The plan also demands major cuts through a new market for buying and selling the right to produce greenhouse gases — a so-called cap-and-trade system.

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