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2013 A Promising Start for California’s Carbon Cap-and-Trade Program

California's first year of its cap-and-trade program is a success

The value of carbon emissions allowances on California's pioneering Cap-and-Trade Program totaled over $1 billion in its first full year of operations and brought in close to half-a-billion in revenues for the state treasury.

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Head Start Towards 2020: California Reduces CO2 Emissions for Third Year in a Row

Comparison of California carbon emissions by sector from 2008-2011

California’s CO2 emissions fell in 2011 for the third straight year, putting the state in a good position for meeting its target of reducing carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, according to the California Air Resources Board (CARP) and as mandated by California AB32 (the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006). Since businesses began reporting data in 2008, emissions have steadily declined from 133,4 million …

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Cap-and-Trade a Reality in California

The first cap-and-trade carbon credit auction under California's Global Solutions Act is deemed a success

The concept of a cap-and-trade CO2 throttling system is not new, or without widespread support.  However it has been slow to catch on with the Federal government, and slightly faster with state governments. The system is widely used in Europe, as are many global warming driven initiatives. There is no price for the right to pollute in the U.S., except now for California.  The …

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The Best and the Worst Environmental News of 2010

Here is a quick review of some of the best and the worst environmental stories of 2010. BEST: Mass Production of Electric Cars Cars and trucks are responsible for a quarter of US carbon emissions. However, this year, both Chevrolet and Nissan were amongst a slew of car makers who launched electric vehicles. Even SUVs, crossovers, luxury cars, station wagons and hatchbacks are getting more efficient. Social Media Activism Working for the …

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California Leads the Way on Climate Policy

The California Air Resources Board yesterday unanimously approved the “nation’s most sweeping plan to reduce global warming“. The plan is a concrete response on how state businesses, government, and citizens will meet the landmark AB32, otherwise known as the Global Warming Solutions Act, signed into law by Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006. The bill calls for the state, with the world’s eighth largest …

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