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.

Debunking Myths: How a Robust Cap-and-Trade System is Vital to California’s Economy

With California’s robust program for AB 32 set to launch in 2012, its cap-and-trade component has recently been a source of litigation, political…

A Call for a Carpet Recycling Offset Protocol for AB32

My name is Rachel Balsley, and along with Christy Hurlburt and Laura Waters, am finishing my MBA at the Presidio Graduate School in…
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California Utilities to be Powered by 1/3 Renewables

Editor’s Note: The following is a non-sponsored guest post by Gary Fazzino, Applied Materials. We enjoy periodically bringing corporate voices to the 3p…
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California to Create the Nation’s First-of-its-Kind Carbon Market

“The King is dead! Long live the King!” I never really understood what that phrase meant – until now. Supporters of carbon markets…
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Green Jobs or Asthma? San Diego CEOs Organize to Defeat Prop 23

Passage of this proposition would effectively repeal the landmark Clean Energy Law, AB32. In anticipation of AB32 being implemented, the group has seen…
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Ultimate Bait and Switch? Prop 26 Backers Quietly Hiding Behind Public Outcry on Prop 23

What do Philip Morris, Chevron, Anheuser-Busch, and ConocoPhillips have in common? They’re all enjoying the darkened recess in which their anti-taxpayer, anti-public health,…
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To Say California’s AB32 Kills Jobs Is ‘Bunk!’

Ed Note: We’re reposting Bill Roth’s earlier interview with Marin Energy Anuthority Chair Charles McGlashan because of it’s relevance to the ongling ballot…
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AB32 and Proposition 23: Cultural Mores Are What Matter

AB32 puts legal mandates on businesses in the State of California to lower green house gas emissions by the year 2020.  Proposition 23…
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Edward James Olmos Slams Prop 23 In NRDC Ad

An anti-Proposition 23 ad by Edward James Olmos’ for the National Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) appeared on YouTube in July in English and…
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Will Whitman’s Opposition to Prop 23 Help Get Her Elected?

Sure, seeing former Secretary of State George Shultz come out against Proposition 23, the November ballot measure that would stop California’s landmark emissions-reduction law…

The Eclectic and Prominent Opposition To California Ballot Measure Prop 23

A measure on California’s November ballot, Proposition 23, would suspend AB 32, also known as the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. AB…
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Fight to Derail AB32 Could Spill Into Courts – Outside California

Thanks to a ballot initiative waged by a group called the California Jobs Initiative, California voters will decide in November whether to move forward…

Koch Industries Funding Fight Against Climate Change Law, Via Subsidiary

The Yes on 23 Committee, a.k.a. the California Jobs Initiative, a.k.a. the November ballot initiative Proposition 23 which would suspend AB32, California’s climate…
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Our Competitive Future Depends on Clean Energy

An ongoing debate exists in this country and around the world about whether or not the need to transition away from dirty fuels…

Proposition 23, AB32 and California Politics

By Dan Heffernan Its going to be an interesting November. Polls show huge gains by the minority republican party nationwide.  Incumbent Senator Barbara…