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Key Global Stakeholders Sign Letters of Support for REDD+ in California’s Climate Policy

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ — As the California Air Resources Board prepares to consider moving forward on international initiatives to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation & Forest Degradation (REDD+) within the state’s climate policy, a large consortium of key stakeholders – from multinational corporations to global NGOs and indigenous community leaders – have rallied in support of REDD+.

Offset Developers Form CODA to Promote Effective Cap-and-Trade Market in California

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June 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Developers of offset projects for California’s cap-and-trade program have formed the Compliance Offset Developers Association (CODA) to leverage its members’ expertise and promote an effective offset market in California. 
 

What's Next for the Green Economy II - The Sequel

Why the Midterm Elections Cannot Stop the Green Economy
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Back when President Obama was elected in 2008 I wrote a blog post about "What's Next for the Green Economy". At the time we were in the midst of economic turmoil, and expectations ran sky high for what Obama would achieve, including action on climate change and the growth of the green economy, as well as turning around the entire economy. Now it's time for the sequel--Revenge of the Republicans. Another election has come with power switching hands, and the economy is still in rough water--I can't help but wonder once again what this means for the green economy. The more I think about it the more I see there is more than one answer to this question. If you're looking for the U.S. Government to take sweeping action on climate change, odds are things don't look good. But in other ways the prognosis for the green economy remains strong. Here's why.
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Back when President Obama was elected in 2008 I wrote a blog post about "What's Next for the Green Economy". At the time we were in the midst of economic turmoil, and expectations ran sky high for what Obama would achieve, including action on climate change and the growth of the green economy, as well as turning around the entire economy. Now it's time for the sequel--Revenge of the Republicans. Another election has come with power switching hands, and the economy is still in rough water--I can't help but wonder once again what this means for the green economy. The more I think about it the more I see there is more than one answer to this question. If you're looking for the U.S. Government to take sweeping action on climate change, odds are things don't look good. But in other ways the prognosis for the green economy remains strong. Here's why.

The Proposition 23 Jobs Battle: Choosing to Flight Climate Change or Create Jobs. Or Do Both.

Who says we can't create jobs and save the world at the same time?
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This election season one of the most contentious battles in California is over Proposition 23 which proposes to roll back and delay the implementation of AB32, California’s landmark bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Those in favor of Proposition 23 say we can’t afford to implement AB32 and fight climate change now, that it will cost us jobs. The measure would delay AB32 until the state’s unemployment rate falls to 5.5% for a whole year. Others say that Proposition 23 (delaying AB32) will do just the opposite, killing jobs, while AB32 would be the job creator. Their positions appear diametrically opposed, total opposites. Who is right? 

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This election season one of the most contentious battles in California is over Proposition 23 which proposes to roll back and delay the implementation of AB32, California’s landmark bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Those in favor of Proposition 23 say we can’t afford to implement AB32 and fight climate change now, that it will cost us jobs. The measure would delay AB32 until the state’s unemployment rate falls to 5.5% for a whole year. Others say that Proposition 23 (delaying AB32) will do just the opposite, killing jobs, while AB32 would be the job creator. Their positions appear diametrically opposed, total opposites. Who is right? 

Valero, Tesoro and Occidental Face Shareholder Pressure for California Proposition 23 Support

Investors File Resolutions Challenging Company Political Spending Policies and Procedures
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Responding to the oil companies’ financial backing for California’s controversial Proposition 23, investors today announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with Occidental Petroleum (Occidental), Valero Energy Corp. (Valero) and Tesoro Corporation (Tesoro) requesting Board-level review and oversight of the companies’ political expenditures and policies. Proposition 23 aims to suspend California’s landmark global warming law and, if passed, would undermine national efforts to reduce pollution causing climate change.

 

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Responding to the oil companies’ financial backing for California’s controversial Proposition 23, investors today announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with Occidental Petroleum (Occidental), Valero Energy Corp. (Valero) and Tesoro Corporation (Tesoro) requesting Board-level review and oversight of the companies’ political expenditures and policies. Proposition 23 aims to suspend California’s landmark global warming law and, if passed, would undermine national efforts to reduce pollution causing climate change.

 

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