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Cap-and-Trade Faces First Major Political Test

KQED Science | August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cap-and-Trade Faces First Major Political Test

A group of Democrats wants to delay the planned expansion of California's cap-and-trade system. They're worried about the impact of higher gas prices.

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New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

KQED Science | June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California's carbon market.

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Gas Tax Proposed for California Would Change Existing Climate Law

KQED Science | February 20, 2014 | 15 Comments

Gas Tax Proposed for California Would Change Existing Climate Law

State Senator Darrell Steinberg is proposing a carbon tax on gasoline that would put a price on the pollution that causes climate change. The plan would also dismantle a key piece of California's existing climate law.

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Governor’s Budget Plan Getting High Marks from Environmentalists

KQED Science | January 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Governor’s Budget Plan Getting High Marks from Environmentalists

Environmental groups are generally lauding Governor Jerry Brown's new budget, which includes an outline for spending revenue from the state's carbon auctions.

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2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

KQED Science | December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

Despite its deserved reputation for climate leadership, California will have to hustle to make its own long-range emissions goals.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/05/14/enviros-livid-as-brown-diverts-cap-and-trade-funds/ target=_blank >Enviros Livid as Brown Diverts Cap-and-Trade Funds</a>

KQED News | May 15, 2013

Enviros Livid as Brown Diverts Cap-and-Trade Funds

Cash rolling in from sales of carbon pollution permits to industry will amount to something on the order of $500 million in this first year of the program. Brown says the carbon-cutting programs the money is supposed to go to aren't ready for prime time, and in the meantime the funds can help balance the state budget.

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