This work seeks to develop an applied, integrated energy-emissions approach for local-scale agriculture in Yolo County, California. The context is California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32), a prime mover for mitigation of GHG emissions in the state. Under AB32, energy and industrial sectors face mandatory emissions reporting in 2012, but the agricultural sector emissions mitigation is voluntary for now.
While state agencies are defining the policies, the responsibility for implementation has fallen to local government. We seek to innovate a farm-level application of LEAP, that can inform this policy debate, and perhaps provide tools at local level to strategize mitigation and adaptation options in the agricultural sector.