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Prop 23 Morphing Into Prop 26: Both Clean Economy Killers

By Jay Kimball, founder of 8020 Vision Support for Prop 23 is waning. That’s good news, but the fight is not over. If…

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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MIT/CoLab Contest: Crowdsourcing for Climate Change

There’s new meaning to being part of the climate change solution if MIT and the Climate CoLab online community can leverage their crowdsourcing…

Climate Scientist Warns of Political Heat on Global Warming if Republicans Win

Michael Mann, Professor of Meteorology at Penn Sate warned last Friday, of an impending witch hunt against science, should the Republicans take control…
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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…

California’s Prop 23 Would Put the Brakes on Clean Energy

By William A. Sundstrom With the state’s unemployment rate stuck at around 12 percent, many Californians are suffering and desperate for a paycheck.…
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Is “Global Climate Disruption” More Pressing than “Global Warming?”

Does the term “global climate disruption” sound like a call to action? Does it carry any more urgency than the benign “global warming?”…
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Solo Carpoolers: Do HOV Lanes Discriminate?

As much as it might sound like an oxymoron, “solo carpoolers” are allowed to use the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on California…
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Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

Bjørn Lomborg may not be a household name around here, but that’s through no fault of his. In November 2001, this Danish environmental…

Climate Change, Like A Flood, Hits Those at the Bottom Hardest

If you’re unfortunate enough to have a flood in your area, the first question you’ll want to ask yourself is how high up…
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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…