Covering California’s greenhouse gas emissions trends, Herman K. Trabish of Utility Dive spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.

The cap-and-trade program “won’t deliver,” Stanford Law School lecturer Danny Cullenward, who is also policy director for think tank Near Zero and a research associate with the Carnegie Institution for Science, told Utility Dive in an email.

CARB’s Scoping Plan calls for cap-and-trade to do “nearly half the work” to achieve the 2030 goals, but it has too many allowances and offsets to do so, he said. “Pretending cap-and-trade will solve the problem has delayed a tough conversation the data show is inevitable, as Next 10 points out. The sooner that conversation happens, the better.”

Read the full article, “California may be a climate leader, but it could be a century behind on its carbon goals: study” by Herman K. Trabish, on the Utility Dive website.