October 20, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

10 Years of California’s AB 32 Climate Law: Lower Carbon, Higher Growth

by Colin Murphy

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s term as Governor of California was certainly memorable, not just for the blunt bravado of his speeches, but also for a keen understanding that climate change…

October 04, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy

A Climate-Smart Infrastructure Upgrade for America

by Dan Lashof

Against all odds, the hot topic in Washington, DC this Fall is…infrastructure. That’s because there is a growing consensus that, as a…

September 01, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Lessons in Climate Politics From California’s Big Win on SB 32 and AB 197

by Colin Murphy

It’s not every day when politics pleasantly surprises you. California’s Legislature has been locked in a struggle over the future of the state’s climate policy for the last…

July 25, 2016 Categories: California Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

Consumers Win From California’s Clean Transportation

by Colin Murphy

If you read this blog regularly[1], you have probably noticed that the phrase “California has been a global leader in climate policy” appears rather frequently. The repetition of…

April 25, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

Ducking solar integration challenges with workplace charging

by Aaron Burgess

It would have been hard to miss the hype around the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3. Not that we wanted to miss it – finally, consumers will…

February 26, 2016 Categories: California Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

An Increasingly-Less-Necessary-Evil: Halving Oil Consumption Is Within Our Reach

by Colin Murphy

When California Governor Jerry Brown called for a 50% reduction in petroleum consumption by 2030 during his 2015 inaugural address, it sounded like an audacious target. Petroleum exerts a near-complete…

January 08, 2016 Categories: California Climate Change EPA Rule

An Invisible Climate Disaster

by Aaron Burgess

“One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history…;” “Terrifyingly bad…over 2,100 families have been placed in temporary housing…” Wait, what happened? Since October 23rd, a ruptured natural…

October 07, 2015 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

Clean Transportation’s Hidden Win in SB 350

by Colin Murphy

  Sustainable transportation advocates have been locked in a pitched battle over the future of California’s mobility for the last several months. The Governor just signed SB 350 (De…

June 24, 2015 Categories: California Climate Change

Markets are Amoral. Whether their Rules are Moral or Immoral is Up to Us.

by Dan Lashof

Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ profound and inspirational call to action on ecology and climate change, has elevated the moral dimension of a debate that is too often limited to basic…