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California officials have completed a successful trial of its much-anticipated carbon trading scheme. The cap-and-trade platform will be started on Nov. 14, when more than 400 companies will be able to buy and sell tradeable carbon credits through quarterly auctions.
Date: 09/06/2012
Type: Article
The California Air Resources Board has released a draft of a cap and trade program that sets limits on CA's greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
The California Energy Commission has unveiled a $90m Clean Energy Manufacturing Program to assist clean energy companies in the state.
Date: 02/25/2010
Type: News
Despite claims by Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas that they exceeded energy savings goals, the Public Utilities Commission said the utilities reached just 70% of those goals on average.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
The "new energy" economy rolls forward even as hopes for an international deal to combat climate change at Copenhagen shift into reverse.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
Nearly a decade after the 2001 proposal, a slew of court victories and state approvals, and a largely favorable environmental impact analysis report by the federal government, the Cape Wind project was approved for construction yesterday by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: News
Energy use and technology adoption is, ultimately, an economic question within a policy context.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
China and the US have begun preliminary negotiations about greenhouse gas regulations to avoid any issues which could breakdown the global climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December.
Date: 08/23/2009
Type: News
China establishes a National Energy Commission to coordinate energy policy related to environmental damage resulting from fossil fuel use and concerns of reliance on foreign energy sources.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: News
China has leapfrogged the United States in greenhouse gas policy. The country will introduce a stringent greenhouse gas tax that aims to protect the environment and lower CO2 emissions. This is good news for the country and for the planet.
Date: 02/25/2013
Type: Article

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