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...
Ordinary miracles

Ordinary miracles

Some have criticized Bill Gates for saying that ‘we need an energy miracle’, suggesting this will be interpreted as Bill Gates saying that we should do nothing but sit around and wait for a miracle to occur.  I cannot speak for Bill Gates, but I can talk about what I...