The world is now finally using indoor outboards engines instead in the home and business, according to a new report.
The news comes as California officials are looking into a proposal to allow home owners to opt out of the state’s new CO2 reduction mandate.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released a draft report on how California’s residential CO2 standards will change, which could result in the creation of a new category of indoor engines, or even a separate class.
The report, which is still in its initial draft, outlines a set of emissions standards that would apply to new construction, residential, commercial and industrial installations that are either fully or partially powered by an indoor-outboard combustion engine.
Under California’s new standards, the amount of CO2 emissions would be capped at 20 pounds per square foot, and any construction that uses an outboard engine would need to be certified by the state.
Under the existing rules, home owners would need approval from CARB and the state to install an engine.
California’s new emissions standards are designed to address California’s emissions crisis, and they come at a time when the state is looking at the need to reduce emissions.
California currently has the third-highest per-capita CO2 in the country, after the United States and Canada, and a plan to cut emissions by 40 percent by 2025.
California has already reduced its emissions by roughly a third since 2030.