iOS app Android app

Ab 32

California's Climate Revolution: Could It Change the National Conversation?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Preeti Vissa

Largely under the radar of national and even local media, California has begun a quiet revolution in climate policy that could change the whole national conversation about curbing global warming.

EPA's Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Why Are Conservatives Attacking Its Market-Based Options?

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

Today that "scorched-earth" approach may have come back to haunt conservatives. Have they now boxed themselves into a corner, unable to support the power of the marketplace to reduce their own states' compliance costs under the new EPA CO2 regulation? I hope not, but only time will tell.

5 Reasons California Latinos Should Care About Clean Fuels

Jorge Madrid | Posted 05.21.2014 | Latino Voices
Jorge Madrid

While Latinos account for 39 percent of California's population, they are disproportionately exposed to dangerous air quality, health impacts, and adverse economic risk from dirty fuels.

California's Cap-and-Trade Program -- More Than Just a Solution for California

Gary Gero | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

Throughout the world California has a well-deserved reputation for leadership and innovation. Our efforts to combat climate change continue this tradition of leadership.

Can Nature Save us From Climate Change?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Nature is a powerful tool right at our fingertips offering tangible results. Conserving our natural resources gets to the root of the problem. If we reduce carbon pollution, we will reduce the increasing impacts of climate change.

Making History on Climate Change

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Preeti Vissa

Altogether, the provisions of SB 605 may turn out to be nearly as historic as California's original climate change law, shaping it into a sharply-focused attack on pollution that will build healthy, prosperous communities in places that are now struggling.

The Way Forward

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Lawrence Bender

While it doesn't have the headline-grabbing power of a big global treaty or act of Congress, the fact is that we are living in the midst of massive, decentralized, grassroots-up problem solving on climate.

Five Things You Should Know About Ozone Depleting Substances in California's Cap-and-trade Program

Gary Gero | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Gary Gero

California's cap-and-trade program incorporates the use of carbon offsets generated from the destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS) to help the state meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

California's Cap-and-Trade May Solve State's Budget Problems

Ann Carlson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Ann Carlson

The biggest news out of California may be that the supermajority could solve our budget problems without raising any new taxes or cutting existing programs.

Is CA's Revolutionary Mandate Discriminatory?

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 10.16.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a case seeking to stop California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, feder...

California Climate Policy: Good for the Environment, Good for Business

Ann Carlson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Ann Carlson

While the rest of the nation does little to combat climate change, California is showing the country -- indeed the world -- how to craft sophisticated climate policy that will cut greenhouse gas emissions.

GREEN HISTORY: California Poised To Finalize Landmark Cap-And-Trade Program

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California formally adopted the nation's most comprehensive so-called "cap-and-trade" system Thursday, an experiment by the worl...

Cap and Trade Is So 2009: Time for an Alternative?

Mike Sandler | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

California's reconsideration of carbon pricing provides a chance to create an alternative that can serve as a model for the world.

Legislature Sends Sweeping Renewable Energy Bill To Jerry Brown

blogs.sacbee.com | 3:04 PM | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles

California would vastly increase its commitment to wind, solar, geothermal and other renewable energy under legislation that cleared the Legislature o...

California 'Cap And Trade' Program Suspended By Judge

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge has temporarily halted the nation's most ambitious program to give power plants, utilities and other polluters financial inc...

Pursuing Real Environmental Justice in California

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

All in all, cap-and-trade serves the goal of environmental justice better than the alternatives. This progressive policy instrument merits a central place in the arsenal of weapons California employs.

Defeating Prop 23 Is a National Issue, Not Just a California Issue

Peter Glatzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Glatzer

The passing of Prop 23 would turn the clock backwards on the support of clean technology companies in the state, on green jobs, on emissions standards, and it would send a message to the rest of the country that if California can't do it, nobody can.

Jerry Brown's Energy Plan Right for California

Steve Westly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Westly

This piece was coauthored by George Wagner. As Californians, we have two clear paths before us - one as a leader in clean technology and the other as...

Litmus Test: California Voters to Determine Fate of Climate Change Bill

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

A number of regional agreements in the united States and Canada limit greenhouse gas emissions. What's stopping them from becoming national legislation? Corporate interests.

Prop 23: It's About Our Future

Hunt Ramsbottom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hunt Ramsbottom

A "Yes" vote on Prop 23 jeopardizes both economic growth and the improvement of air quality in California, and delays the reduction in the emission of detrimental greenhouse gases.

Man on a Mission: Billionaire Hedge-Fund Manager, Tom Steyer, on Why Californians Must Protect Their Landmark Energy Law at the Polls Next Week

Matthew Dakotah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Dakotah

Steyer is an unassuming, fist-pounding man of conviction who deftly defies the stereotype of ruthless financier. I sat down with him to debate the issues and hear his closing argument.

Bill Gates Donates $700,000 To Protect CA Climate Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The campaign against Proposition 23 – the ballot initiative that would push back California's landmark global warming...

Adrian Grenier And Peter Glatzer Speak Out Against Prop 23

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Adrian Grenier (of Entourage) and film producer Peter Glatzer first started collaborating on environmental issues in 2008 when they created the show A...

Coming Now to a Job Near You! Why Climate Change Matters for California Workers

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

What will be the impact of climate change on California workers if the US and other countries around the world fail to significantly reduce green house gas emissions?

Fighting Big Texas Oil in California

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Preeti Vissa

By strangling efforts to move away from oil and other dirty energy, California's Proposition 23 guarantees that our children will continue to breathe polluted air for decades.