Reports

GHG Accounting in the Power Source Disclosure Program: 2019 Comments

GHG Accounting in the Power Source Disclosure Program: 2019 Comments

Summary Near Zero submitted a comment letter to the California Energy Commission on its AB 1110 Implementation Rulemaking for the Power Source Disclosure Program. We appreciate the effort the Commission has put into updating the PSD Program to account for the...

Assessing California’s progress toward its 2020 GHG limit

Assessing California’s progress toward its 2020 GHG limit

We present a retrospective analysis of California’s greenhouse gas emissions to assess how the state has achieved faster-than-expected emissions reductions, meeting its 2020 emissions reduction goal four years early in 2016.

California’s Cap-and-Trade Reforms: October 2018 Comment Letter

California’s Cap-and-Trade Reforms: October 2018 Comment Letter

Near Zero comments on the serious risk that excess allowances in the cap-and-trade program will frustrate its ability to deliver the emission reductions called for in the 2017 Scoping Plan, a potential loophole in the proposed definition of “direct environmental benefits” for carbon offsets, and the need to work toward a science-based policy strategy.

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