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August 22, 2017
by John Lippert

California’s advocates for fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates should toughen their rules, according to a non-profit that said road emissions have undercut the state’s efforts to reduce pollution.

August 22, 2017
by David Roberts

Further decarbonization means wrestling with transportation

August 3, 2017
by Jeff Horseman
The Press-Enterprise

More than $9 billion and 41,000 jobs have been added to the Inland economy as a result of California’s climate change initiatives, a new study found.

And the indirect effect of that spending supported more than 73,000 jobs and $14.2 billion in economic activity in the Inland Empire from 2010 to 2016, according to the study commissioned by Next 10.

August 3, 2017
by Andrea Bernstein
89.3 KPCC

California's clean energy programs, including cap-and-trade, have helped the Inland Empire's economy more than they've hurt — that's the conclusion of a new study from UC Berkeley and the public policy organization Next 10. The state's cap-and-trade program aims to reduce carbon emissions over time by giving polluters, primarily oil refineries and power utilities, an incentive to reduce their emissions. Those companies buy and trade allowances to emit carbon. Money from the program goes into a special fund that pays for transportation, environmental and housing projects.

July 12, 2017
by Ethan Elkind, Betony Jones and F. Noel Perry
Daily Bulletin

California legislators are on the verge of voting whether or not to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program — one of the policies critical to meeting the state’s long-term climate change goals. As they debate the measures, they should be aware of the economic and job impacts of cap and trade in the state’s most environmentally and economically challenged regions.


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