A key state advisory committee stepped back from its initial plan in favor of making it more user-friendly and business-friendly. The Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee, which is advising the California Air Resources Board on how best to implement the state\u00e2\u20ac™s climate protection law, AB 32, attempted to refine and amplify its climate change advice to state regulators during its November 29 meeting. Some committee members said the preliminary report released November 19 needs to be spiced up to avoid being shelved and forgotten. \u00e2\u20ac\u0153I want it to appeal to the sense of challenge and innovation,\u00e2\u20ac\u009d said Andrea Tuttle, state Board of Forestry director. \u00e2\u20ac\u0153We want a California that meets its climate goals.\u00e2\u20ac\u009d California has some history with deeply researched energy reports that are, indeed, shelved and forgotten. Many California Energy Commission Integrated Energy Policy Reports have met that fate. The California Air Resources Board is new to advising the administration and state legislators on energy and greenhouse gases--a position not lost on the committee. In general, the committee agreed that California should be pushing the federal government and international governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, they insisted its policy should avoid looking economically protectionist and creating trade barriers. Although the committee in its draft report called for an early emission credit auction to subsidize implementation of AB 32--which mandates at least a 25 percent cut in carbon by 2020--there was little discussion of the recommendation at the November 29 meeting. Unlike the now-defunct Market Advisory Committee, which was formed by a governor\u00e2\u20ac™s decree, the statutorily created economic and technology committee\u00e2\u20ac™s meetings and deliberations are open to the public.