I would like to thank Governor Jerry Brown and leaders in the California State Legislature for reaching agreement on protections from the impacts of climate change. The $900 million cap-and-trade revenue spending plan, which includes $5 million to expand California’s black carbon wood smoke programs, is an investment in our future.
The wood smoke program in particular will help residents of Santa Cruz County with improved air quality during winter months and represents a substantial additional investment in a program with proven effectiveness.
The black carbon wood smoke program helps improve air quality in the San Lorenzo Valley by subsidizing the replacement of residential wood stoves with cleaner-burning alternatives. For additional information about the San Lorenzo Valley Wood Stove Change-Out Program, see: http://mbard.org/programs-resources/planning/grants-incentives/wood-stovefireplace-grants