Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Greenhouse Gas

CA Legislators Tout Economic, Job Benefits of Climate Bills

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 Yesterday, California legislators announced a package of bills that aim to show the state’s commitment to being a “climate change leader.” Standing before a backdrop of a men and women representing labor and environmental advocacy, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon set out legislative goals that match those proposed by Governor Jerry Brown in his […]

CA Taking Applications for Cap-and-Trade Transit-Oriented Housing Funds

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[Update 2/11/15: the Oakland workshop is overbooked, but participants are invited to listen in via audiocast. At the time of the meeting (9:30 a.m. February 12), go to http://www.mtc.ca.gov/meetings/schedule/index.htm] [Update 2/4/15: the date of the workshop in Oakland was changed to Thursday, February 12; change is reflected below.] The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) […]

Report: CA Cap-and-Trade Program Is Up to Snuff

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Note: The original post has been edited slightly to clear up a misconception. Companies subject to the emissions cap cannot pay for the right to exceed the cap. The Environmental Defense Fund released a report this morning that says the second year of California’s cap-and-trade program is a success on several fronts. The report, “Carbon […]

More Workshops on CA Affordable Housing Program

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California’s Strategic Growth Council is holding a second round of workshops on its guidelines for spending cap-and-trade funds on affordable housing and sustainable communities. The draft guidelines [PDF] incorporate input gathered over the summer as well as at several packed workshops held throughout the state in August of this year. The Affordable Housing and Sustainable […]