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2014-03-31 16:21:41

Average $35 credit the result of State's program to fight climate change SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Air Resources Board today announced that millions of California households will see a credit averaging $35 on their April electricity bills thanks to a State program to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. California consumers can save even more money by investing the bill savings...

2013-10-24 12:21:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launched today, a new beta website offers an overview of California climate policies, including carbon price tracking and news aggregation. The California Carbon Dashboard, a project of Climate Policy Initiative, is available at http://www.CalCarbonDash.org. California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB32) launched one of its key policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this year - the cap and trade program. Unlike many such...

2013-04-25 12:24:10

State to hear comments on how to invest $600 million from pollution proceeds MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hears public comment today on how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues from the Golden State's clean energy law (AB 32), business leaders say state officials should grab the chance to widen California's lead in the global clean energy race. "Invest these funds strategically, and not in a...

2012-10-17 19:20:25

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a letter signed by dozens of California's top business leaders, representing tens of thousands of workers, calls on the state to "get going" to implement its pioneering clean energy law, AB 32. Despite the oil and manufacturing lobby's failed delay campaign that includes expensive full-page newspaper and Internet ads, radio spots and direct lobbying, California businesses still strongly endorse the state's transition to a more...

2012-02-16 13:47:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six nations joined UNEP today in announcing a new international effort to pursue action to limit non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions. In the wake of the Durban negotiations that largely deferred action on an international climate agreement until 2020, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Limit Short-term Pollutants is being initiated to combat non-CO2 emissions responsible for up to a third of global warming. Scientists have warned that...

2011-10-20 19:39:00

Latest major economy taking action to put a price on carbon, accelerate the transition to clean energy SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauded the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for casting an historic, unanimous vote today to create the first economy-wide carbon market in North America and put a mandatory declining cap on pollution that causes global climate change. Today's vote marked the formal adoption of a...

2011-08-24 18:02:00

Law cosponsor says plan needs to be managed in real time to avoid unforeseen impacts SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised California's Air Resources Board (CARB) for approving a blueprint today for reducing climate change pollution that complements new state and federal actions designed to improve air quality. California's plan will work alongside other public health rules, including more stringent ozone and air toxics...

2011-06-09 12:28:00

GHG Offsets Sold into California's Cap & Trade Program Could Provide Additional Income to US Rice Farmers SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund, in partnership with Winrock International, the California Rice Commission and the leading Arkansas rice industry associations and producers, will receive a $1.1 million USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to demonstrate best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice...

2010-12-21 00:01:46

The Pacific Forest Trust commends California's leadership in creating the nation's first economy-wide cap and trade program that will be the first compliance carbon market in the world to accept emissions reductions from forest carbon projects. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 The Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) commends the California's Air Resources Board's Dec. 16 adoption of a set of regulations that will govern the state's landmark cap and trade system. The board's nine-to-one vote...

2010-12-16 21:09:00

Emissions trading market serves as model for national system SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting an innovative program today that will cap and reduce global warming pollution, while growing the state's clean energy economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) "California is turbo charging its already fast-growing clean energy economy by...