Greenhouse gases

Gov. Brown Signs Aggressive Climate Change LawCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious bill on Wednesday to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030.
California's Climate Fight Comes Down To Gov. Brown's Negotiations With His Own PartyCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
Federal Court Upholds California Mandate On Cleaner FuelsA panel of federal judges on Wednesday upheld California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
California Lawmakers Applaud As Obama Takes Aim At Climate ChangePresident Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming.
Money From California Carbon Auction Less Than ExpectedThe sale of California’s first pollution permits will generate less money than expected for the state budget.
California Officials Call Carbon Auction A SuccessState regulators say California’s first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits went smoothly, and all of the pollution permits available for 2013 were sold.
Calif. ‘Cap-And-Trade’ Unlikely To Spur Federal Emissions Cap SoonCalifornia’s new system for limiting industrial greenhouse gas emissions by putting a price on carbon is not likely to spur a similar federal program anytime soon, but it might influence other states to follow suit.
California Begins Auctioning Greenhouse Gas PermitsCalifornia has begun auctioning permits for greenhouse gas emissions, launching what is expected to be the world’s second-largest carbon market.
Business Group Files Suit Over California Greenhouse Gas SystemCalifornia's largest business group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the validity of the state's cap-and-trade program on the eve of the first pollution permit auction.
California Set To Officially Launch 'Cap-And-Trade' Greenhouse Gas SystemCalifornia’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark “cap-and-trade” system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies.
California Adopts Sweeping Greenhouse Gas RulesCalifornia regulators on Thursday approved the first system in the nation to give polluting companies such as utilities and refineries financial incentives to emit fewer greenhouse gases.
Poll: Initiative Suspending California Emissions Law Losing GroundA new poll shows a ballot initiative that would suspend California’s greenhouse gas emissions law losing support.
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