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LA Off Coal by 2025 at the Latest

Today the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) Board unanimously approved its plan to get off of coal by 2025 and replace it with cleaner energy. This is the culmination of years of work and negotiation, and sets the stage for the...

Posted March 21, 2013    

Energy Efficiency in 90 Seconds [VIDEO]

When most people talk about “clean energy,” they often mean wind or solar power, and when they’re discussing “energy conservation,” they’re usually talking about doing things like remembering to turn off the lights.But energy efficiency IS clean...

Posted February 13, 2013    

Americans Increasingly Believe There Is Proof of Global Warming

Another national poll confirms that Americans increasingly believe there is solid evidence of global warming and that human activities are mostly to blame for climate change.In the second such survey released this month, the Pew Research Center for...

Posted October 31, 2012    

Economists Voice Support for California Cap-and-Trade Auction

This week, nearly 60 renowned economists and other experts around the country sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown emphatically voicing their strong support for the design of California’s groundbreaking cap-and-trade program, a key element of the...

Posted August 30, 2012    

Final Test Before California's Cap-and-Trade Program Kicks Off

Next week’s scheduled practice auction of greenhouse gas allowances for California’s largest polluters will provide an important first look into how the state’s cap-and-trade program, a key element of the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), will...

Posted August 24, 2012    

Nation's Largest Publicly-Owned Utility Approves Energy Efficiency Budget

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest public utility, this week adopted an annual budget directing an unprecedented $128 million toward energy efficiency and setting a soft target of 15% cumulative savings by...

Posted May 28, 2012    

New Report Suggests Best Approach to Invest Cap and Trade Revenue

California’s safest option for guarding against lawsuits over how it spends the billions anticipated from its landmark cap-and-trade program is to channel the auction revenue toward reducing greenhouse gas pollution and furthering the goals of its...

Posted April 19, 2012    

Evaluating California's Cap and Trade Programme

The nation is closely watching as California prepares to launch its first auction of pollution credits in a groundbreaking cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and potentially raise billions in revenue that can be...

Posted April 17, 2012