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We present methods for tracking observed banking behavior on both an annual and multi-year compliance period basis in the Western Climate Initiative cap-and-trade program.
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...
Near Zero comments on the California Energy Commission’s proposal for greenhouse gas accounting by retail electricity suppliers in the Power Source Disclosure Program.
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.
Near Zero's open-source model of the Western Climate Initiative cap-and-trade program is intended to help project, analyze, and track market outcomes. It allows users to explore the future market supply and demand balance through 2030, based on users' assumptions...
We present a method for tracking the private bank of compliance instruments, showing the extent to which allowance overallocation is manifesting
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“Cap and Trade Is Supposed to Solve Climate Change, but Oil and Gas Company Emissions Are Up,” ProPublica
“There’s no question a well-designed regulation on oil and gas can have an effect,” said Danny Cullenward, a Stanford researcher and policy director at Near Zero, a climate policy think tank. “And that was traded away for a weak cap-and-trade program.” Covering California’s cap-and-trade program, Lisa Song of ProPublica spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
“California may be a climate leader, but it could be a century behind on its carbon goals: study,” Utility Dive
Covering California’s greenhouse gas emissions trends, Herman K. Trabish of Utility Dive spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
“Will fed’s lawsuit targeting California’s key climate change policy cost polluters and taxpayers?” CalMatters
Covering the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s cap-and-trade program, Rachel Becker of the MIT Technology Review spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
Covering the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s cap-and-trade program, James Temple of the MIT Technology Review spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
“California’s planet-warming emissions declined in 2017, even as its biggest pollution source keeps rising,” Los Angeles Times
Covering the latest data on California’s economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions, Tony Barboza of the Los Angeles Times spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
In an article on Sonoma Clean Power, Mary Fricker of Sonoma West Times & News spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
Covering California’s agreement with four major carmakers on tailpipe emissions standards, Rachel Becker of CalMatters spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
In an article on the use of cap-and-trade revenues to pay for clean drinking water, Kevin Stark of KQED spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
“Why fighting for clean water with climate change money worries some California lawmakers,” CalMatters
In an article on the use of cap-and-trade revenues to pay for clean drinking water, Rachel Becker of CalMatters spoke with Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward.
Alumni Op-Ed: DWP is about to commit Los Angeles to a dirty natural gas power plant it doesn’t want or need
Near Zero alumnus Josh Lappen’s op-ed, “DWP is about to commit Los Angeles to a dirty natural gas power plant it doesn’t want or need,” was published by the LA Times on August 25, 2019.
Results from the May 2019 WCI auction are now available. Both current and advance auctions sold out in full, at prices slightly higher than in recent auctions. The current auction settled at its highest price ever, $17.45, noticeably higher than the...
In his capacity as the Senate appointee to the state’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee, Near Zero’s Danny Cullenward testified before a California Senate Environmental Quality Committee hearing.