AB32

AB32, the “Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006” is a California law that mandates the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Though it arguably has spurred innovation in the clean tech sector, critics suggest it has held back job growth in traditional manufacturing, hampering economic recovery. Now, an oil industry funded effort to repeal AB32 is in the works. This page is a collection of our latest stories on the subject.

AB32: Report Forecasts Job Losses, But Governor Says Hogwash

A report from California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office concludes that implementation of Assembly Bill 32, or AB32, would result in near-term job losses. But…

Are Texas Oil Companies Funding Initiative to Roll Back AB32?

In 2006, the State of California passed a landmark piece of legislation known as AB32. The bill requires California to reduce emissions of…
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Why Dismantling California’s AB32 Is Bad for Small Business

By: Cynthia Verdugo-Peralta When it comes to achieving sustained economic recovery in California, it seems that some individuals, who presently have the bully…
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California Small Businesses A-OK Under AB32

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report today (full disclosure- they pay my rent, which is why I got a jump on…
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Can California Meet Renewable Energy Goal with a Mandate?

Just before the California legislative season ended in mid-September, lawmakers passed two bills that would require 33 percent of California’s energy to be…

REALLY, MEG? Suspending Climate-Change Legislation AB32 is Backwards Thinking

Editor’s note: The following was published earlier on CleanTechnica by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in response to Meg Whitman’s Op-Ed suggesting that…