Climate Change: Triple bottom line news

News and analysis of the impact of climate change on governments and businesses.

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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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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…
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Peak Coal Puts a New Spin on Global Warming Predictions

Here’s a new spin on the climate change debate for ya… Tad Patzek, chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at the…

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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Brits Following Americans in Attitudes about Global Warming

Uh-oh. Fewer citizens of the UK now believe global warming is an urgent problem than at any time in the last four years,…
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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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AB32’s Job Economics

I served as a corporate sponsor of AB32, California’s pioneering legislation that was passed in 2006 setting a 2020 goal for reducing greenhouse…
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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…

Can Cap and Dividend Save Cap and Trade?

There is no doubt that “cap-and-trade” has joined “liberal” on the list of terms conservatives have effectively tar-and-feathered. It’s also clear that a…
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What Will Be in the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman Climate Bill?

A compromise Senate energy bill being hammered out by “little punk staffers” for Senators John Kerry (D), Lindsey Graham (R), and Joe Lieberman…