The following links provide additional information on topics and themes related to the City's Climate Action Plan.

What You Can Do

What can you do now to improve energy efficiency and conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

  • Energy Upgrade California. Receive up to $4,000 in incentives for qualified home energy efficiency measures.
  • Take a Free Energy Efficiency Class from PG&E.

Reducing Car Trips

What can you do now to reduce car trips?

  • Spare the Air.
  • Santa Clara Valley Regional Transit Authority - Use public transit or participate in Park and Ride programs
  • Ride a Bike. The City provides bicycle safety tips and a bicycle map (PDF) online.

Saving Water

How can you save water?

See City of Milpitas Water Conservation Information.

Reducing Waste

How Can You Reduce Waste?

See City of Milpitas Recycling Services and Information.

Bay Area Groups that Address Climate Change

Energy Efficiency & Conservation

  • CaliforniaFIRST - Finance improvements at your home or business
  • Take a Free Energy Efficiency Class from PG&E.

Get Rebates for Energy Efficiency & Conservation

California Policy & Regulation

  • AB 32, the 2006 California Global Warming Solutions Act. Assembly Bill 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The 2008 AB 32 Scoping Plan identifies early action and long-term measures to achieve this goal, including a recommended reduction by local governments.
  • SB 375, Regional Targets for Transportation-Related Emissions Reductions.SB 375 enhances California's ability to reach its AB 32 goals by promoting good planning with the goal of more sustainable communities.

State Climate Action Planning Resources

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) & Climate Change

SB 97, CEQA Guidelines and Climate Change SB 97 (Dutton), adopted in 2007, directs the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to develop recommended changes to the State's CEQA guidelines to address greenhouse gas emissions.

California Attorney General Comment Letters on CEQA and Climate Change California Attorney General Jerry Brown has been active in commenting on CEQA documents that do not adequately address greenhouse gas emissions according to SB 97.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) CEQA Guidelines for Addressing GHG Emissions The BAAQMD adopted an update to their CEQA Guidelines in December 2010. The update includes GHG thresholds of significance to ensure that the Bay Area meets AB 32 targets.

Climate Change Science