The Conservancy supports the continued use of the regulatory cap and trade program

September 19, 2016 Via electronic submittal California Air Resources Board Attn: Mary Nichols, Chair 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95812 Re: Comments on the August 2, 2016 Proposed Amendments to the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation Dear Chair Nichols and CARB board members: The Nature Conservancy (The Conservancy) appreciates […]

Calif. cap and trade faces new hurdles

Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Published: Friday, September 23, 2016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California regulators are running into opposition as they make a bid to extend their economywide greenhouse gas program to 2030 and mesh it with federal regulations. At a hearing yesterday to consider extending their cap-and-trade market past 2020, the California Air Resources Board […]

National Wildlife Federation Supports Adoption of Cap-and-Trade and Market-Based Compliance Regulation

Dear Governor Brown: On behalf of the National Wildlife Federation, we are writing to support the continuation and advancement of California’s Cap-and-Trade program. More specifically, we urge the adoption of the proposed amendments to the cap-and-trade and market-based compliance mechanisms regulation. In addition, we are pleased that the state’s Air Resources Board intends to consider […]

Legislature Passes Laws Extending Climate Program to 2030: Silent on Cap and Trade

California’s new climate change laws almost didn’t happen this year. Here’s how lawmakers pulled it off. By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason For Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, global warming conjured images of stricken polar bears floating away on melting ice sheets, a problem with little relevance to a politician from California’s bone-dry Inland Empire. But while […]

Governor Signs Climate Laws Extending Program Through 2030: Silent on Cap and Trade

California extends most ambitious US climate change law Gov. Jerry Brown extended the nation’s most ambitious climate change law Thursday by another 10 years as California charts a new goal to reduce carbon pollution. SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 11:52 AM  — LOS ANGELES Gov. Jerry Brown extended the nation’s most ambitious climate change law Thursday by another […]

First Carbon Credits Sold in Mondulkiri

The government, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), sold its first carbon credits to billion-dollar media giant Disney for an undisclosed amount from Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in the country’s northeastern province last week. KHMER TIMES/SAFIYA CHARLES — MONDAY, 25 JULY 2016 The credits are part of a global carbon emissions trading scheme aimed at […]

Forests and Crops Make Friendly Neighbors in Costa Rica

By Diego Arguedas Ortiz SAN JOSE, Jul 26 2016 (IPS) – While Latin America keeps expanding its agricultural frontier by converting large areas of forest, one country, Costa Rica, has taken a different path and is now a role model for a peaceful coexistence between food production and sustainable forestry. The UN Food and Agriculture […]

Harvesting the Seeds of Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon

By Alex Jensen July 28, 2016 Take a deep breath. Chances are, some of the oxygen molecules you just inhaled came from the Amazon rainforest. Actually, you can find traces of the Amazon everywhere in North America, Europe and elsewhere, from cloud cover and morning dew to rainfall and air temperature. Amazing as that may […]

California to Extend Cap-and-Trade System to 2050

The price of allowances will rise also, encouraging businesses to clean up emissions By Debra Kahn, ClimateWire on July 13, 2016 California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration yesterday released a plan to extend the state’s landmark cap-and-trade program in a bid to slash greenhouse gas emissions through midcentury. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) proposed amendments to the […]

Formal Public Comment Period Begins on Regulatory Package

The California Air Resources Board has announced its proposed amendments to the state’s Cap-and-Trade regulation as part of implementing Governor Brown’s Executive Order extending the program beyond the year 2020. The official version open for public comment and Board consideration is the version posted by ARB on August 2, 2016. The public comment period will […]