Climate Policy in California
California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, or AB-32, requires the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020. SB-32 was enacted in 2016, extending the requirement to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.
Report — Apr 23, 2019
The Response of Market and Policy Design to Increasing Shares of Renewables in California and Germany
Read about lessons learned from two leading jurisdictions in transforming electricity systems to accommodate the integration of renewables.
Journal Article — Sep 28, 2018
Sequencing to Ratchet Up Climate Policy Stringency
This report develops a conceptual model of policy sequencing rooted in climate economics and political science as a pathway to achieving the aspirations of the Paris climate agreement. The ideas are illustrated with examples from Germany and California.
Report — Jun 1, 2018
Companion Policies under Capped Systems and Implications for Efficiency—The North American Experience and Lessons in the EU Context
This paper reviews the interaction of cap and trade with other (companion) air quality and sectoral policies and discusses mechanisms that address inefficiencies, with lessons for the EU.
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 3, 2018
New Research Questions on Electricity, Transportation, and Carbon Markets: What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way
Workshops & Seminars — Jan 23, 2018
California’s Climate Action: Leadership from the States
This event provided insights into California’s commitment to tackling climate change and protecting its natural environment.
Webinar — Jul 18, 2017
The Future of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program: Policy Choices and Implications for Cross-Border Linkage
On July 18, experts hosted an interactive online panel discussion about the proposed features of these competing pathways for the California cap-and-trade program, what modifications or amendments may be considered as they work through the legislative process, potential implications for the California carbon market, and the potential effects on linkage with the programs in Quebec, Ontario, and other jurisdictions that might consider linkage in the future.
Media Highlight — Mar 20, 2019
As Carbon Pricing Proposals Multiply, What's the Right Carbon Price?
Media Highlight — Jan 12, 2018
No Longer Termed a ‘Failure,’ California’s Cap-and-Trade Program Faces a New Critique: Is It Too Successful?
Media Highlight — Jul 25, 2017