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UN climate talks stymied by carbon markets’ ‘ghost from the past’

With the COP25 negotiations failing to agree on carbon market rules, it will be up to the UK to bring the world together at the crucial 2020 summit. By Leslie Hook, Financial Times The UN climate talks that stuttered to a belated and inconclusive close on Sunday in Madrid were undone by a technical issue […]

Bakersfield Field Office oil derrick

Cap and Trade is supposed to solve climate change, but oil and gas company emissions are up

by Lisa Song, Propublica Gov. Jerry Brown took the podium at a July 2017 press conference to lingering applause after a steady stream of politicians praised him for helping to extend California’s signature climate policy for another decade. Brown, flanked by the U.S. and California flags, with a backdrop of the gleaming San Francisco Bay, […]

Governor Gavin’s chance to become a climate dividends hero

by Mike Sandler, co-founder of The Climate Center With Federal climate action stalled for years, climate activists have looked to California to lead the way.  And California has in many ways, including by adopting the most ambitious multi-sector GHG cap in the country and an economywide carbon price, the first and still only one in […]

More groups line up in support for Senate Cap and Trade bill

Wieckowski’s SB 775 would create a post-2020 framework to meet California’s strict 2030 limits Sacramento – A growing number of statewide and regional organizations in California, representing thousands of members, are lining up in support of SB 775, the Cap and Trade bill unveiled last month by Senator Bob Wieckowski and Senate President Pro Tem […]

The Case for Cap and Dividend

by Meghan Demeter  |   September 1, 2015 California has long been at the forefront of climate protection, and the state has been something of a testing ground for environmental and energy legislation. We’ve experienced both successes and failures, and can learn valuable lessons from both. The State has already allocated $1.4 billion in auction […]

Business Groups on Both Sides

Last week, Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, told the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, Western States Petroleum Association, and the California Chamber of Commerce: “Join the many hundreds of businesses that are investing in the fight against climate change instead of fighting AB32.”  They fought the original legislation for California greenhouse […]