Opinion: A better way to pay for carbon emissions
By Marcus Thomson The recent extreme heat in the Western United States and Canada is remarkable. But events like these are made more likely, and more severe, because of the contribution of greenhouse gas emissions to climate change. We should expect the consequences to be far-reaching, with mainly negative impacts on land and ocean ecosystems, Read More →
Our view: Cap and trade program shows power of markets
California’s experiment with a market-based solution to reduce carbon emissions took a step toward becoming a reality Aug. 22, when the latest round of bidding for cap-and-trade permits went off without a hitch. In fact, the permit auction drew close to $1 billion, creating perhaps as much as $640 million in revenue for the state. Read More →
Our view: Grant will help museum create sustainable future
Ventura County has taken a big step toward creating a living legacy for future generations with interim funding to bolster the Museum of Ventura County. A $125,000 grant was approved by the Board of Supervisors in a 4-1 vote on July 25, paving the way for the city of Ventura and private donors to step Read More →
Gas tax fuels talk of replacing cap-and-trade system
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Dubroff: Brown’s bid to fight climate change will be his legacy
Gov. Jerry Brown has doubled down on his bet that climate change is the biggest issue facing California for the long run. That’s the message from a just-ended legislative session that extended the state’s greenhouse gas emission rules to include a reduction that’s 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The state already is on Read More →
Assembly resolution calls for national tax on fossil fuels
A California Assembly resolution calling for a national tax on fossil fuels is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, AJR 43, calls on Congress to institute a federal tax on carbon-based fossil fuels in order to reduce fossil fuel usage and stave off the effects of climate change. Assembly member Das Read More →
Op/ed: How your business can win with AB32
It’s not about hugging trees — it’s about increasing the profits and growing the business.