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The Public Policy Institute of California is out with a new poll that found strong support for AB 32, for cap-and-trade, and for other actions to tackle climate change – even if those actions aren’t cheap: Ten years after California enacted AB 32, the landmark law mandating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, strong majorities […]

Jul 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ever since the weak May auction for California’s cap-and-trade permits, the discussion in Sacramento about how to save and extend the program has gone into overdrive. First, a quick refresher. There is some debate about whether the cap-and-trade system needs new legislation to continue operating beyond 2020 – and whether that new legislation requires a […]

Jul 12th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the California Air Resources Board held an auction of carbon emission permits under the cap-and-trade system established in 2006 by AB 32. It did not go well. Only about a tenth of the available pollution credits were sold in an auction last week, according to results released Wednesday by the California Air Resources […]

May 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Thanks to low voter turnout in the 2014 election, the signature requirements for California ballot initiatives are unusually low. It only takes 585,000 signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the 2016 or 2018 ballot. That’s 25% less than it took prior to the 2014 election – and it’s a lower bar than at any […]

Nov 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized