Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Greenhouse Gas

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 […]

Steinberg Kills Bill That Sought to Delay Cap-and-Trade on Fuels

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The misinformation campaigns trumpeting an imminent “hidden gas tax” in California lost a battle with the defeat of Assemblymember Henry Perea’s bill, A.B. 69, which was designed to delay application of cap-and-trade to the fuels industry for three years. Fuel companies have already begun participating in the state’s cap-and-trade auctions, buying pollution credits that they […]

CA Transportation Choices Summit Tackles Policy Issues

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The California Transportation Choices Summit, held in Sacramento this week, was an opportunity for sustainable transportation and public health advocates to spend the day learning about current state policies and legislation in the works to change them. This year’s summit was titled “2014: A Year of Opportunity.” The “opportunity” comes in the form of new funds from […]

Updated Report Shows CAHSR’s GHG Reductions Less Costly Than Thought

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UCLA’s Lewis Center revised some of the estimates in its recent report comparing the costs of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using California high-speed rail to those of bike, pedestrian, and local transit projects. The report’s authors found that high-speed rail is not as expensive as an emission reduction as they first thought. The update makes several adjustments to […]