Linking, banking, and offsets

Linking, banking, and offsets

editor’s note: For more on SB 775, a major new California climate bill that Danny Cullenward advised the California Senate on, see an in-depth article by David Roberts for Vox, “California is about to revolutionize climate policy … again.” As the...
A New Era of Climate Policy in California

A New Era of Climate Policy in California

Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward gave a joint presentation with Stanford Law School Michael Wara on April 3 at the Stanford Energy Seminar. A video of the full talk is below, following the abstract. Talk abstract: In 2016, as California began its second decade of...
Coffee and Climate: A Common Problem

Coffee and Climate: A Common Problem

There is a shared departmental coffee pot for my office – and my office is filled with people claiming that they are willing to sacrifice a little bit of their short-term self-interest to help solve the climate problem. The person taking the last cup of coffee is...
California’s climate policy crisis

California’s climate policy crisis

In May, California’s quarterly cap-and-trade auction imploded, with 90% of available allowances failing to find a buyer. Had these allowances sold at the minimum auction price, they would have brought in more than $990 million in total revenue—$550 million of which...