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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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Clean Fuels Groups Seek More Cap-and-Trade Funds for New Incentive Programs

Clean fuels groups have launched two new campaigns that, combined, ask for more than $300 million in cap-and-trade funds from the 2016–17 state budget. The Cap and Trade Biofuels Initiative is seeking $210 million from the Cap-and-Trade Program’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to create incentives to produce biofuels in California. The Incentives for Clean Heavy-Duty […]

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Assembly Committee Passes Truck Incentives Bill with Amendments

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee passed the California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program (AB 2415) last Monday on an 8–1 vote, after making five amendments. The bill, which provides incentives from 2018 to 2023 for zero- and near-zero-emission heavy-duty trucks, has moved on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. “Natural gas […]

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