California Air Resources Board
The administration is opening new fronts in its battle with the Golden State over clean car standards.
The president announced Wednesday that he's revoking the state's legal authority to set its own auto emissions standards.
It's a provocative move expected to result in a major legal battle.
States can spend as much as 15 percent of their payout to subsidize construction of public charging stations for electric cars.
"This isn’t for me. I’m going to be dead. It’s for you," Gov. Jerry Brown urged ahead of the vote.
California's Legislature is considering whether to continue the State's Cap and Trade system meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight global warming before it potentially expires in 2020.
After a decade of deliberation, the US state of California may soon let its companies meet part of their emission-reduction obligations by saving forests in places like the Mexican state of Chiapas. For it to work, the process must not only be socially and scientifically rigorous; it must also be well-communicated.
After three years of auctions, the program is needlessly complex, the spending of funds is opaque, funded projects may not reduce emissions, and the state's goal of becoming a national or international template for carbon pricing is in question.
In a world of rampant climate destabilization and skyrocketing global carbon emissions, Ceres actively encourages its members to reap the economic benefits of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through greater energy efficiency and renewables.
Consumers will likely not notice the change, given the decrease in the price of oil over the past year and the overall volatility in gas prices. But the funds raised will be substantial.
No, that $35 credit on your electric bill wasn't an April Fool's joke. Starting yesterday, millions of California residents
The first Indiana Jones movie opens with our hero having his prize stolen from him by a rival archeologist. No one remembers that the statue actually belongs to the Peruvian tribespeople. In 2013, Californians are witnessing an allegory with the repeated raiding of the revenues from the carbon price under state law AB32 that should be theirs.
California's goal is not merely to create linkages with foreign cap-and-trade systems, but also to inspire and cajole its own federal government, and indeed the world, to act.
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If you've been wondering whatever happened to Cap & Trade in California, it's not your fault. The topic has bounced around several state agencies, and it was tied up in the courts for awhile.
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Climate talks are moving more slowly than glaciers now. Rather than wait, elected officials and local advocates have taken matters into their own hands. And the newest innovator on the block is the City of Mountain View.
In the U.S., political polarization has decimated what had long been the key political constituency in the Congress for environmental action, namely, the middle, including both moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats.
By moving ahead with its own rules, California can bolster the administration's negotiating position with the auto industry. If it declines to send a clear signal now, it risks being hobbled for years by whatever weak action Washington chooses.