cap and trade

California's cap-and-trade program generated almost $700 billion for the state in the last quarter.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports it's the latest strong showing for a key climate change program that was faltering until  last year.

During his trip to Europe this week, California Governor Jerry Brown is urging foreign governments to bypass the Trump administration and coordinate with states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford looks at how far the governor can wade into international diplomacy.

California's climate change market, where businesses buy and trade the right to emit greenhouse gases, just got bigger.  Governor Jerry Brown announced Friday that he's signed an agreement with the Canadian province of Ontario to link cap-and-trade systems.  It's been a long-time goal of the state.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford explains why.

California's Assembly Republican Leader is stepping down after weeks of pressure from conservatives.  They're furious that Chad Mayes helped negotiate a cap-and-trade deal with Governor Jerry Brown.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, Mayes may have the last word: the new leader elected by the caucus yesterday (Thursday) is one of his allies.

California's signature climate change program, cap-and-trade, passed its first test since lawmakers extended the program last month.  The state's quarterly auction of pollution allowances -- which give companies the right to release emissions -- sold out.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Brown Signs New Pollution Bill

Jul 27, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new air pollution control bill. It's a comapnion to a measure he signed Tuesday that extended cap-and-trade. However, the law signed yesterday in Bell Gardens remains controversial. KPCC's Emily Dugdale has more.

Brown Moving On After Passage of Cap-And-Trade

Jul 27, 2017

This week California's key climate change program know as ca and trade was extended another decade. Now Governor Jerry Brown's administration is turning its attention to extending another key greenhouse gas reduction program. Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento.

Brown Defends GOP Assemblyman Chad Mayes on Cap-and Trade Vote

Jul 24, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown is coming to the defense of an embattled Republican legislative leader who played a crucial role in passing California's Cap-and-trade deal last week. KVCR's Rick Dulock delivers this story from Capital Public Radio News.

A bi-partisan supermajority of the California Legislature voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program yesterday (Monday).  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports on how the deal got done.

California lawmakers today will take up an extension of the state's cap-and-trade program -- a vote Governor Jerry Brown has called the "most important" of their lives.  It's a complicated program, but a relatively simple concept, which Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford explains.

Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders in the Legislature may have struck a deal to extend California's climate change program Cap-and-Trade, but it's not clear it has support from lawmakers. From Capital Public Radio, Ben Bradford reports.

Update: California's Cap and Trade

Jul 11, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders in the state Capital have drafted a proposal to extend the state climate change program, Cap-and-Trade.  KVCR's Rick Dulock voices a story provided by Captital Public Radio's Ben Bradford.

The California Chamber of Commerce will continue to pursue its lawsuit against the state's signature climate change program, cap-and-trade.  The business group asked the state's top court yesterday (Monday) to overturn a recent decision.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

In his latest budget proposal, Governor Jerry Brown will likely look to continue the state's signature climate-change-fighting program -- cap and trade -- past 2020, when it's set to expire.  But there's a growing body of lawmakers whop want to overhaul it, and that's created some strange bedfellow.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

California state Senate Democrats have proposed a major overhaul to the state's key climate change program.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the legislation would extend the state's cap and trade system.


California's signature program to fight climate change got a big win yesterday (Thursday).  An appellate court ruled the state cap-and-trade system is legal and not a tax.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Governor Jerry Brown and the oil industry are both pushing to preserve California's struggling cap-and-trade program.  But that will require support from Democratic lawmakers who have doubts about the program.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

A new study finds that California's "cap and trade" program has failed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the state's low-income and minority communities.  Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday that he hopes will alleviate that,  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The oil industry's lead advocate at the California Capitol says the industry supports Governor Jerry Brown's effort to extend the state's fight against climate change - but only with some significant changes.  And she's downplaying Brown's threat to take the issue to voters if a deal isn't reached.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

California air regulators want the state's cap-and-trade program to operate for another decade.  The Air Resources Board released new draft rules last night that would continue emissions reductions through 2030 -- a decade longer than the program is due to expire.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, opponents of expanding cap-and-trade are vehemently opposing the proposed extension.

California Governor Jerry Brown's budget revisions include spending more than two-billion dollars from the state's cap and trade program.  But as Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, money from the greenhouse gas reduction program is already helping some homebuyers this fiscal year.

CA Wants To Reduce Greehouse Gases From Rice Farms

Dec 19, 2014

Did you know that California farms that grow rice -- a major agricultural export crop -- produce greenhouse gases?  State air quality authorities are thinking about enticing farmers to help cut greenhouse gases by allowing them to participate in the state's "Cap and Trade" program.  Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports.

Republicans in the California Legislature have introduced bills that they say will prevent the state's controversial cap and trade law from significantly raising the price of gasoline next year.