“People are watching California and using California as a model system, so we really need to set the precedent for how we use our land to produce energy,” said Rebecca Hernandez, an assistant professor of land and water resources at UC Davis. “What we do here is really emulated in the world.”
"Investors and businesses may be holding back in today’s market, waiting to see if they’ll need to buy more emission allowances to use after 2020," said UC Davis economics professor James Bushnell. “People should still expect to buy permits sooner or later, but it appears they want to do it later,” he said.
“We were quite surprised when we looked at the numbers,” said Frank Loge, director of the UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, which produced the new analysis. “I think people have known this intuitively for a couple of years, but our analysis highlighted it,” he added.
“The world is full of people who are enthusiastically trying to do one-off zero-net-energy buildings, but the future here really lies in doing it at community scale,” says Ralph Cavanagh.
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