Prop 23

An ongoing series about California’s Proposition 23

 

California Ballot Proposition 23 will overturn California’s AB 32, The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Specifically, Prop 23 will freeze AB 32’s provisions until California’s unemployment rate stays at 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters; opponents point to its funding by out-of-state interests and energy companies, and say AB 32 will benefit California in the long run because of the new companies that will invest in the state, creating high paying jobs.

 

During the next several weeks, we will run guest postings from leaders in industry, government, academia, non-profits, and the investment community. We look forward to a hosting a conversation full of vigor on Prop 23, and will bring up several points of view on a very important and contentious initiative that could set the tone for the future of clean energy beyond California’s borders. EOS Climate is sponsoring the series.

 
If you are a stakeholder in this debate, and are interested in contributing a guest post, we would like to hear from you. Please send an email to Leon Kaye with a brief explanation of your take on Proposition 23 and how it could affect your organization or community. We look forward to hearing your point of view.

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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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Clean Tech Industry Leader to Californians: Walk the Walk and Oppose Proposition 23

AB 32 maintains the market certainty needed for investment, research and development of inventions as well as jobs. Since its passage, clean tech…
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Prop 23: A Bad Deal for California’s Farmers

By Matthew Green, Outreach and Media Coordinator, California Climate and Agriculture Network With three weeks to Election Day, one of the most widely…
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Applied Materials CEO Urges NO on Prop 23

By Mike Splinter, CEO, Applied Materials One of the most hotly contested items on this year’s California ballot is Proposition 23, an initiative…

Venture Capitalists Oppose California’s Prop 23

While the biggest financial backers of California ballot initiative Proposition 23 are Texas oil companies, venture capitalists are among the big donors to its…
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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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Alt Opinion: Passing Prop 23 Essential for California’s Economic Future

Editor’s Note: We have been running posts about California’s Prop 23 for the last 2 weeks and have been approached by some folks…
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Latest Yes on Prop 23 TV Ad Loaded with Distortions

Just twenty-two days remain until the mid-term elections, which means in three weeks, we will no longer see those nasty advertisements that brilliantly…
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A Small Green Business Take on Prop 23

Jaime Nack explains that although some may consider the Proposition 23 vote a debate over the issues, it seems instead to be a…

BICEP Members Urge California Voters To Oppose Prop 23

The Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) members, with internationally recognizable brands like Levi Strauss & Co., Gap and eBay, urged…
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Schwarzenegger Marks Four Years of AB 32, Touts Clean Tech

It is not easy being Arnold Schwarzenegger these days.  His administration is winding down with his approval ratings in the teens. Democrats barely…
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Prop 23 Would Kill Advanced Biofuel Technology

Across California, companies have been investing and preparing for the cleantech boom created by AB 32, but Prop 23 would stall this growth…

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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Prop 23 Would Increase Vulnerability to Fossil Fuel Price Shocks

By Chris Busch Proposition 23 is the California ballot initiative that would suspend implementation of the state’s landmark clean energy and climate law,…
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How California’s Proposition 23 Will Affect the Solar Industry

It is fitting that the Golden State produces the most solar energy in the U.S. Solar power is expected to grow even more…