Policy News

 

  • May 9, 2012
  • First Real Partner for California’s Cap & Trade Program
  • KQED, Craig Miller
  • Quebec takes the plunge with California to swap carbon emissions permits Asif A. Ali / flickrMontreal at sunset: Quebec’s economy is about one-sixth that of California. Quebec has emerged as California’s first full-blown partner in the carbon trading program that ramps up later this year. That means that, pending ... more ›
  • May 8, 2012
  • Obama presses Congress to extend energy tax incentives
  • The Hill, ben Geman
  • President Obama is urging Congress to extend tax breaks for wind power projects that are slated to expire at year’s end and expand stimulus-law tax incentives for manufacturing green energy components. The energy credits are among a wider jobs “to do” list — which even comes with its own logo ... more ›
  • May 1, 2012
  • Crossing the “valley of death”
  • Renewable Energy Focus, Paul Frankel
  • Part 2. Could a new type of insurance provide a helping hand for emerging renewable projects? The first article in this series presented the first portion of a new white paper from the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), outlining market need, and explaining how current clean energy insurance offerings ... more ›
  • April 27, 2012
  • Green California Summit displays “Green Future” for California
  • Sacramento Press, Ron Nabity
  • Climate change is a “low grade fever for the planet and for our environment, and it weakens the planet’s immune system and makes all other environmental stresses more significant.” With those words, Dan Adler, President of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), began his keynote speech at the 2012 Green ... more ›
  • April 19, 2012
  • Lead by Example, Clinton Tells Sustainability Forum
  • New York Times, Mireya Navarro
  • Chill out – sometimes this stuff takes years.” That was Bill Clinton’s wry observation on Thursday as he addressed a sustainability conference in New York City, expressing frustration over how long it is taking for the country to move forward on clean energy and energy efficiency. Appearing before ... more ›