By Brad Plumer – The California Air Resources Board is putting the finishing touches on a statewide cap-and-trade system for greenhouse-gas emissions. You can bone up on the details in the Los Angeles Times. But here’s a broader question: Will California’s adventure have any effect on climate policy in the rest of the country?
A few things need to happen for California’s carbon fever to spread.
Other states will be watching to see whether California suffers from trying to reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. Will cement plants flee the state? Will electricity bills go through the roof? more> http://twurl.nl/lmn5au
- Why California’s Cap And Trade Program Is A Big Deal (fastcompany.com)
- California Approves Cap and Trade System (news.firedoglake.com)
- Marking a joyous occasion, California finalizes climate regulations (blogs.nature.com)
- California’s big bet on curbing greenhouse gases (sfgate.com)