Tag: Climate Change

Governor Proposes $5.1B Water, Drought Infrastructure Plan

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday unveiled a $5.1 billion plan for California's water infrastructure, drought response and preparations for a "climate resilient system." In addition...

CalChamber Supports Infrastructure Investments for Zero and Low Emission Vehicles; Implores Legislature to Ensure...

Yesterday, the California Chamber of Commerce issued its recommendation that the California Legislature re-authorize the Clean Transportation Program and ensure a level playing field...

Cap-and-Trade Continues to Achieve Early Carbon Emissions Reductions While Generating Revenues for Climate and...

As expected, auction results from California’s market-based cap-and-trade program have stabilized, allowing the state to propose an expenditure plan consistent with past years’ levels....

A New Year, A New Deal: The UK’s Future Relationship with California

Following are observations on future United Kingdom-California relations by Joe White, Tech Envoy to the United States and British Consul General San Francisco; and...

What to Expect from Biden Administration on Asia Pacific Trade Matters

A shift back toward coalition building in trade discussions will be the major outcome under a new administration, a longtime trade specialist told the...

Similar Positions in Tech Revolution Inspire Climate Actions for a Sustainable Future

A View from Germany The following responses to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Consul General Stefan Schneider, Consulate General of...

Governor Newsom Issues Order Setting Goal of Phasing Out Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2035

Consistent with climate announcements across the country this week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-79-20 related to issues surrounding vehicular transportation emissions and...

CalChamber Companies Lead on Climate Innovation

Reading the news these days, it is easy to get lost in the rhetoric of climate change.  But in California, we’ve long moved past...

Legislative Analyst to California: Rely More on the Most Cost-Effective GHG Reduction Strategies

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), the California Legislature’s non-partisan fiscal and policy advisor, released its annual report on California’s climate policies, recommending that “n...

CalChamber Intervenes in First in the World Effort to Mandate Zero-Emission Private Commercial Trucks

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently heard a proposed rule that will require a steep ramp up in creation and deployment of zero-emission...
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The Blob: Wet or Dry Year in 2020?

The Blob is back in the Pacific Ocean. The Blob is a massive pool of water that is warmer than normal in the Pacific...

Governor Prioritizes Climate Change Investment

On Friday, Governor Newsom took a notable step towards impacting climate change. In Executive Order N-19-19, the Governor ordered multiple state agencies to utilize...

Governor Newsom’s Wildfire Bill Passed by Legislature – Capitol Insider

Governor Newsom is following through on one of his first priorities—the passage of a bill to deal with costs associated with massive, expensive, and...

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

Proposed Carbon Tax: So. Many. Questions.

Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that...

A Different Kind of Carbon Tax

The “carbon tax” being contemplated this session would replace California’s Sales and Use Tax with a “carbon tax” based on the “carbon intensity” of...
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Air Board’s Plan to Raise Fees Threatens Our Economy and Climate Goals

California produces just 1 percent of atmospheric carbon emissions, yet global leaders and activists care about California regulations. Why is this? It’s the same reason...
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Avoiding the Blame Game: California Should Focus on the Facts

Like its ambitious climate change goals, California can be a leader and should rise above the fray and show the nation by sound policy—not...
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California Air Resources Board Considers Amendments to Cap-and-Trade Regulations

California made good on its promise to establish a nation-leading market for carbon emissions when a bipartisan vote of the Legislature passed the cap-and-trade...
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When Thinking Globally, Policymakers Should Remember Local Impacts

On September 12-14, 2018, the Global Climate Action Summit will convene in San Francisco, following Governor Brown’s 2017 announcement in advance of the United...