August 01, 2018 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

A Cause for Brief, but Genuine Celebration: California Hits Climate Milestone Early

For most people who work on climate change policy, targets have been aspirational, something we’re working towards. California has changed all that by announcing that its first key…

by Colin Murphy

January 16, 2018 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Investing in a Balanced Climate Policy Portfolio

by David Weiskopf

This blog is part 3 of a series on California’s climate policies to meet its 2030 pollution reduction target and beyond. Read part…

January 16, 2018 Categories: California Climate Change

What’s in a Cap? How California Should Design the Cap and Trade Price Ceiling.

by Colin Murphy

This blog, on designing the price ceiling for California’s cap and trade system, is part 2 of a series on California’s climate policies to meet its 2030 pollution…

January 10, 2018 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Getting California’s Climate Rules Right

This blog is part 1 of a series on California’s climate policies to meet its 2030 pollution reduction target and beyond. Read part 2 and…

September 11, 2017 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

The Power of Cheap Batteries, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fast Chargers

by Colin Murphy

A few weeks ago, there was a fascinating, multi-threaded twitter conversation among energy policy wonks about how lithium-ion batteries have become cheap, the pace of innovation and how…

July 26, 2017 Categories: California Clean Energy

Here’s the Deal on California’s World-Leading Climate and Clean Air Legislation

Governor Jerry Brown signed crucial legislation this week that fortifies California’s world-leading climate policies and strengthens the state’s commitment to ensuring…

April 27, 2017 Categories: California

The California Electric Vehicle Initiative Moves Forward

Yesterday I testified before the California Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee in favor of a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting to direct the Public Utilities Commission to…

April 19, 2017 Categories: California Clean Energy Fossil Fuels

PG&E Sent Me A Check for $500. Here’s How You Can Earn One Too.

It pays to drive an electric vehicle in California. Literally. In addition to a federal tax credit of up…

April 13, 2017 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Welcome to California, Mr. Secretary

by Comms Team

Secretary Zinke, Welcome to California! I hear you’re here to talk infrastructure and parks with our Governor, as well as…

March 16, 2017 Categories: California Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel Uncategorized

When they go low, we start below sea level and go high!

by Comms Team

Every once in awhile at NextGen America, we leave our wonk desks and hit the road for climate action. At the start of March, a few of us…