Government interventions should be predicated upon making the urgently required transition to a post-fossil fuel economy and society. Rescued or subsidized institutions (especially oil companies, airlines, and the banks that finance them) should be put under public control as part of an emergency climate transition plan

Lessons learned from 2008 In this case, any government interventions should be predicated upon making the urgently required transition to a post-fossil fuel economy and society. Rescued or subsidized institutions (especially oil companies, airlines, and the banks that finance them) should be put under public control as part of an emergency climate transition plan. Once in public control, these institutions …

A Checkup On California’s Efforts To Combat Climate Change

March 14, 2020, NPR Download, Embed, Transcript California has some of the most aggressive climate policies in the country. The state has had both successes and challenges in meeting its ambitious climate goals. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: A checkup now on attempts to address climate change. California is the fifth-largest economy in the world. And it has some of the most …

Health and climate benefits from California’s cap-and-trade are over 5 times greater than the program’s costs, with many benefits unaccounted

Cap and trade in California: health and climate benefits greatly outweigh costs. The report, authored by Dr. Marc Breslow and Ruby Wincele, looks at California’s cap-and-trade program and its investments – it finds that health and climate benefits from California’s cap-and-trade are 5 times greater than the program’s costs. We hope that it can give us valuable data, and leverage in the …

Oregon’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard: Oregon climate change: Governor’s new plan leans on supersizing the Clean Fuels Program

Mar 15, by Ted Sickinger| The Oregonian/OregonLive One of the most definitive pieces of the executive order that Gov. Kate Brown signed Tuesday to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions was her direction to extend and strengthen Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program. It’s a program most Oregonians don’t even know exists. And it’s one that Republicans, and fossil fuels industry, have loved to hate. When it …

State Carbon Tax (and Regional Cap and Trade) Update

Coalition calls for carbon cap-and-trade program across Northeast, Mid-AtlanticNJ Spotlight | Tom Johnson It is time across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for the region’s governors to adopt a cap-and-trade program to reduce global warming pollution from vehicles, according to a coalition of investors, trade groups and nonprofit organizations. In a letter to 12 governors, the more than 100 signatories called …

Virginia Clean Economy Act to retire most of Virginia’s coal-fired facilities by Dec. 31, 2024

Va.’s 100% clean energy shift: Part of a ‘bigger wave’?E&E News | David Iaconangelo A landmark legislative session for energy came to an end in Virginia last week, after the Democratic-controlled General Assembly mounted a late push to pass numerous new regulations on fossil fuels and promote zero-carbon sources of electricity. One of the measures, which Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam …

New models for the transition to electric vehicles

ICCT research and models + a model bill on combustion vehicle phase-out at the bottom… In China, ICCT research shows that cities have often leveraged their vehicle registration policies to encourage EVs and have used electrification programs focused on the local fleet, but Liuzhou’s success does not rely on that. There is no vehicle registration quota policy in Liuzhou and the majority …

Montana Gov-appointed Council Makes Recommendations for State to Address Climate Change

By Associated Press, Feb. 11, 2020 HELENA, MONT. (AP) — A council appointed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has released a list of draft recommendations for the state to address climate change, reduce greenhouse gases and take advantage of new technology and innovations that will come from the effort. The public has until March 31 to comment on the proposals announced Tuesday by the …

Utah air pollution and carbon reduction roadmap

A red state template for 100% renewables? Utah bill unites Rocky Mountain Power, cities and activists HB 411’s Rocky Mountain Power-communities partnership delivers customer choice “the Utah way” Herman K. Trabish, Smart Cities Dive and Utility Dive, March 17, 2020 Utah has done what some thought impossible — getting approval from an 80% Republican legislature to move more than one-third of …