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EPA Issues New Regulation Governing Air Quality Standards For Ozone

The EPA Proposes Stricter Standards For Smog Limit

The United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule earlier this month strengthening the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone.

Santa Ana Winds Stoke Wildfires In Southern California

Yesterday, California Governor Brown took another step down the road of long-term climate change regulation. Along with 11 other signatories, he signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with leaders from other international states and provinces.

Germany Plans 40 New Coal-Fired Power Plants

Starting January 1, 2014, California and Quebec have signed an agreement to integrate their cap-and-trade programs. On October 1, 2013, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Government of Quebec signed an agreement defining the steps and procedures to link California and Quebec cap-and-trade programs.  The agreement, a result of more than five years… Keep reading →

California Adopts Sweeping Plan To Combat Greenhouse Gas Emissions

California Air Resources Board has announced issuance of the first carbon offset credits for cap-and-trade program compliance. On September 17, 2013, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced issuance of 600,000 compliance-grade carbon offset credits for use in the cap-and-trade program.  The offset credits will be issued through the Compliance Instrument Tracking System for state-issued carbon… Keep reading →

A legal storm in the energy industry that has been rumbling in the distance for three years is likely to come to a head this summer as petroleum refiners, ethanol producers and Washington lobbyists pursue their battle with state agencies in Sacramento.

The latest flare in this clash between a powerful pantheon of US energy titans and federally influential regulators in California occurred last week, after a temporary injunction was lifted by a US court of appeals in San Francisco. Keep reading →

California energy users have a shock in store between 2015 and 2020, warns a new analysis by ICF International.

That’s when California’s greenhouse gas law, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, really bites. Popularly known as AB 32, the law requires progressive reductions in carbon dioxide and other gases associated with global warming, aiming to cut the state’s emissions to their 1990 level by 2020. Keep reading →