Arizona becomes the first state to bail out of the nascent cap-and-trade effort known as the Western Climate Initiative.
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Quebec takes the plunge with California to swap carbon emissions permits.
It’s looking more and more like California will lose its last US partner in a regional cap & trade program.
Mixed signals for geoengineering, more juice for electric cars, keeping cap & trade alive, and another California solar plant gets the nod.
The state’s top carbon regulator says “We don’t intend to start actually implementing the program without partners.”
The Western Climate Initiative unwraps its “comprehensive strategy” for regional cap-and-trade–leaving a lot of questions unanswered.
Now that Congress has officially punted on any sort of climate/energy bill, can the states go it alone?
As California regulators trudge toward a carbon trading plan to start in two years, they’re finding that the Devil is in the details…and there are a lot of details.
California pols and regulators rally to fend off “federal preemption” of carbon regulation at the state and regional level.
In the aftermath of a half-baked climate accord from Copenhagen, acting locally may have more momentum than acting globally–for some states, anyway.