Simply replacing gasoline with batteries won't be enough: cities must also dramatically curtail the use of automobiles and build more walkable neighborhoods to avoid "locking in" future emissions by building more car-dependent infrastructure.
"You see, in Sacramento, addressing climate change with experimental regulations is more important than making your life easier, your commute shorter, or your gas purchases more efficient." Yes, Ms. Dunn, and this is a good thing.
The most recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report again underscores the need for swift action on greenhouse gas emissions. It also highlights the importance of building walkable mixed use communities as a key strategy in fighting climate change.