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California's cap-and-trade climate program could generate more than $8 billion by 2027, report says 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Tom Goldtooth: Carbon Trading Is "Fraudulent" Scheme to Privatize Air and Forests to Permit Pollution 17.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In South Dakota, the energy company TransCanada says it shut down part of its pipeline Thursday after a rupture spilled 210,000 gallons of oil in a field near Amherst. The pipeline carries a highly polluting form of oil called "diluted bitumen." This comes amid a new report titled "Carbon Pricing: A Critical Perspective for Community Resistance," which exposes the dangers of carbon trading, a scheme in which major companies purchase carbon credits from countries who agree to plant trees or protect existing forests. We speak with one of the report's co-authors, Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, and Isabella Zizi from Richmond, California, home to a massive Chevron oil refinery. Chevron has said it will purchase carbon credits to offset increased pollution from a recent expansion of the Richmond refinery. Please check back later for full ...
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EU Unveils Proposal to Cut Vehicles' CO2 Emissions 8.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The European Union proposed a 30% cut in carbon-dioxide emissions from cars and vans in the decade through 2030, seeking to prod auto makers toward cleaner technologies led by electric vehicles and curb climate change.
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California to collaborate with EU, China on carbon markets 8.11.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is further expanding California's cooperation with the European Union and China on fighting climate change....
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Gov. Jerry Brown and European Union leaders agree to work to combat climate change 8.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As political leaders and scientists from across the world gathered for a major conference on climate change in Europe, the Syrian government announced Tuesday that it would finally sign the Paris climate accord — two actions that highlight the Trump administration’s outlier position on climate...

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Paradise Papers: Prince Charles lobbied on climate policy after shares purchase 7.11.2017 BBC: Business
Private estate had secret interest in offshore firm that would benefit from rule change, leaked documents show.
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Gov. Jerry Brown says California could partner with EU, China to fight climate change 7.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Dubai to Get Solar Power Day and Night Without Subsidy at Lower Cost than Gas-fired Electricity 27.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
JOHANNESBURG: An ACWA Power led consortium has been awarded the fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, by far the largest single-site CSP plant in the world, which will provide reliable and dispatchable electricity to the emirate during the day and throughout the night just as a fossil fuel power plant does.
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TD Bank Group and Just Energy Acquire 140,000 Tonnes of Carbon Credits from Solifor Perthuis 25.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 25, 2017 : Solifor Perthuis, a partnership between Solifor (an initiative of the Fonds de solidarite FTQ) and Scierie Dion and Fils, have completed the sale of 140,000 tonnes of voluntary carbon credits to Just Energy and TD Bank Group. Handled by Enviro EcoCredit and Carbonzero, this is the largest transaction in Quebec involving forest carbon capture.
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Ontario joins California’s cap-and-trade market 23.9.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
SACRAMENTO — California has expanded its market for buying and trading permits to emit greenhouse gases to include the Canadian province of Ontario. The market is the centerpiece of California’s cap-and-trade program, which is designed to reduce carbon pollution over time by capping emissions and requiring companies to obtain permits to pollute. Quebec is already part of the market. California is trying to reduce emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. The two Canadian provinces have similar or stricter goals. California Gov.
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California cap-and-trade program gets a shot in the arm with strong permit auction results 23.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A month after a bruising political battle to extend California’s cap-and-trade program, the state received a big vote of confidence in the policy’s future.

Cap and trade requires oil refineries, food processors and other facilities to buy permits to release greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere,...

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs law to extend cap and trade, securing the future of California's key climate program 26.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Cementing California’s role as a leader on climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program while surrounded by a coalition of supporters including his predecessor, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The program, the only one of its kind in...

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What you need to know about California's big vote on climate change policies 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Here's how California's complex cap-and-trade program operates and how the state's policies are changing under new legislation.
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Berthoud company converts waste wood into multi-use carbon product 25.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
James Gaspard points to a pile of charred logs, burned in the 2013 Black Forest fire, and says, "What else were they going to do with it?"
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Brown's first stops in China are in cities that look a lot like California 5.6.2017 L.A. Times - World News

A shaded promenade traces the river in this southern Chinese city that — when the smog blows away — fills with couples dancing to the sunrise. Nearly 900 miles east, leafy boulevards and mountainside parks cover the former imperial capital of Nanjing.

The first two stops on Gov. Jerry Brown’s China...

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Trump Railed Against China While Abandoning Paris. His Views Are Wildly Outdated. 2.6.2017 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that the US will abandon the historic Paris climate agreement—promising to "begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States." In doing so, Trump characteristically railed against China—labeling it an economic foe and arguing it got the best end of the deal. "They can do whatever they want in 13 years, not us," he said of China's emissions plans. Casting the deal as an erosion of US sovereignty, Trump added that "the rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris agreement. They went wild. They were so happy. For the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage." But here's the reality: In the Paris agreement, China, for the first time, set a date at which it expects its climate emissions will "peak," or finally begin to taper downward: around 2030. That goal came about after the US ...
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California governor looks abroad for climate changes allies 1.6.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for allies in the fight against climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown heads to China this week in a push to build foreign support for carbon-cutting efforts that have found resistance in Washington....
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California governor looks abroad for climate changes allies 1.6.2017 Seattle Times: Local

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Looking for allies in the fight against climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown heads to China this week in a push to build foreign support for carbon-cutting efforts that have found resistance in Washington. California will work with governments around the world to combat climate change even if President Donald Trump […]
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Salesforce achieves net zero carbon emissions, ahead of schedule 13.4.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Cloud computing giant Salesforce said Thursday that it has achieved net zero greenhouse gas emissions — a rare milestone for a company of its size. Salesforce sustainability director Patrick Flynn said the company achieved its goal primarily by offsetting its greenhouse gas emissions with investments in carbon credit projects in Honduras and India. The company, which paid another firm to review its emissions records, said it is achieving its goal more than three decades ahead of schedule. Google has said it is buying enough wind and solar power to ensure that its operations run entirely on renewable energy this year. “In meeting their goal ahead of schedule, the company is demonstrating the power of intention and how setting a bold, public, net zero emissions goal can unleash innovation,” said Anne Kelly, senior policy director of Ceres, a nonprofit group that works with investors and businesses to encourage sustainability, in an email.
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EU Nears Final Talks on Emissions Trading 2.3.2017 Wall St. Journal: Europe
European Union officials are gearing for definitive negotiations on the future shape of the bloc’s emissions-trading system, a cornerstone of the EU’s efforts to curb global warming.
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