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Governor Calls on Legislature to Extend Cap and Trade

Gov. Jerry Brown’s $177.1 billion proposed budget for the 2017–18 fiscal year calls on legislators to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program past 2020 and dangles disbursements from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund as a reward.

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Big Wins Mark Watershed Legislative Session for NGV Industry

Clean transportation advocates are celebrating major victories in a California legislative session marked by heated controversy over the Low Carbon Fuel Standard program and big spending by big oil on opposition campaigns. Despite that opposition, the Legislature passed ground-breaking climate change bills that support alternative fuels and vehicles and cement California’s place as a leader […]

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Legislature Moves to Allocate Cap-and-Trade Funds in Budget Bill

In a flurry of legislative scrambling, lawmakers proposed a plan for spending cap-and-trade auction proceeds just two weeks before the end of the session. AB 1613, authored by the Assembly Budget Committee, would allocate $1.2 billion of unspent Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) money, including the $500 million allocated to CARB for low-carbon transportation programs […]

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Legislature Approves Bill Extending California Climate Goals to 2030

California is about to make history again. On Wednesday, state legislators passed a climate change bill, SB 32, that extends the state’s aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 2030. In a press conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said he will sign the bill, along with its companion, AB 197. “This sweeping set of rules […]

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Bill Tracker | 08.29.16

The Coalition is tracking the following bills and others related to alternative fuels and vehicles throughout the legislative session. Aug. 31, when the Legislature adjourns at midnight, is the last day for each house to pass bills. AB 197 | Author: Garcia In brief: Requires CARB to prioritize emissions reduction projects in disadvantaged, highly polluted […]

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CARB Approves $500 Million Plan; Actual Spending Remains in Doubt

The California Air Resources Board approved a spending plan for $500 million in cap-and-trade auction funds at its June 23 meeting—including $23 million for clean trucks—but not a dime is going out the door until the Legislature and governor agree on a bill that appropriates the money. Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget allocated $500 million to […]

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