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Carbon Reduction Beyond Cap and Trade or the Carbon Tax

With all the commotion over the up coming November mid-term elections, the recent death of cap-and-trade has been quietly dismissed.The American Clean Energy…
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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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Proposition 23 Will Cost Californians Billions

California’s Proposition 23 is financed by out-of-state companies, including two Texas oil companies (Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp.). A post last week…
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Revisting the Fiji Water Question With Sourcemap.org

Three years ago, Pablo Paster wrote a post on 3p which attempted to quantify the various environmental impacts embodied in a bottle of…
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Clean Energy Investors, Google Fight Prop. 23

Oil companies on one side, venture capital on the other. Big money has entered California's battle over AB 32.
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Warning: Planetary Eco-Checkbook Bounced Over Weekend

The folks at Global Footprint Network have determined that August 21st was this year's Earth Overshoot Day. That is the point in the…
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Green Chamber of Commerce Moves Beyond SF Bay Area–Second Chapter in….Las Vegas?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has historically been the bane of progress on legislation that caters to healthy and sustainable communities.  It’s no…

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in California Compliance Market

by Lee Barken The winds of change are blowing across the climate change policy landscape. With legislation stalled in the Senate, attention now…
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AB 32: The Normandy of Climate Change Legislation

Larry Goldenhersh, CEO of Enviance, argues that should California voters uphold AB 32, we will witness a transformation of energy policy—the Normandy invasion…

Cap and Trade Dying in the Senate; Utilities-Only Cap Possible

A nationwide cap-and-trade policy is highly unlikely to gain the 60 votes necessary to break a Senate filibuster, recent developments show. But a…
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AB32 Goes Beyond American Power Act: A Correction

Last week I reported that a battle over whether to suspend AB32, California’s landmark greenhouse gas reduction legislation, would be rendered “moot” by…

The Climate Bill’s Big Corporate Backers

Every piece of legislation has its own set of winners and losers, which means every piece of legislation has its own set of…
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Climate Bill Would Make AB32 Battle Moot

The prospects of the Senate climate bill introduced Wednesday are not great. A plethora of politicians and pundits — in fact, seemingly everyone…

‘American Power Act’ Defangs EPA, Gives States Offshore Drilling Veto

A draft of the American Power Act, the aggressive, official name for what had been called variously “the climate bill,” “the energy bill,”…
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Pricing Emissions: Political Will Needed

Paul Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times op-ed columnist, offers this riposte to those that say addressing climate change…