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E2 Advocacy Projects: E2 Climate Campaign for AB 32 Implementation

Objective

The E2 Climate Campaign serves to showcase innovations and technologies in the cleantech field, affirming that meeting AB 32's mandate to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 will both provide a net economic benefit as well as lower energy bills below business as usual. The campaign rallies business support for a mix of climate policies in the AB 32 Scoping Plan that will reduce emissions while enhancing California's competitive edge in the emerging clean energy economy and cleantech market.

Read about some of the innovative companies that are developing the technologies that will be needed for a low-carbon world.

Background

Updated Scoping Plan Economic Analysis

Adopted Scoping Plan
The California Air Resources Board's Adopted Scoping Plan for AB32.

Proposed Scoping Plan Support Resolution
CARB resolution passed in support of adopting Proposed Scoping Plan.

E2C2 Innovative Companies
Innovative companies that are bringing forth the Clean Energy Economy are profiled.

The California Carbon Trust: Accelerating Emission Reductions

AB 32 Scoping Plan Economic Analysis
CARB's analysis of the Scoping Plan shows that moving to clean energy economy results in overall economic growth for California.

AB 32 Draft Scoping Plan Public Health Analysis
CARB's analysis of the Scoping Plan discussing public health effects of AB32 implementation in California.

Draft AB 32 Scoping Plan
The California Air Resources Board's June 2008 Climate Change Draft Scoping Plan.

Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
Summary fact sheet

ETAAC Report: Executive Summary
The final report of the AB32 Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee.

Clean Energy Economy Glossary
A Glossary of Policy Terms for AB32 Implementation.

News articles

Global warming measure could suspend other landmark environmental rules - Aug 16, 2010, San Jose Mercury News

George Shultz challenges California to lead - Aug 2, 2010, Los Angeles Times

California, New Mexico and 3 Canadian provinces outline regional cap-and-trade program - Jul 28, 2010, Los Angeles Times

State and EPA climate action become key as Senate gives up - Jul 23, 2010, Grist

CALIFORNIA: Economists back state's climate law in 'open letter' to public - Jul 20, 2010, ClimateWire

A California Campaign with Global Consequences - Jul 15, 2010, Center for American Progress

Biggest Winner Yet Again: California Clean Tech Companies Get Most VC Funding - Jul 9, 2010, FavStocks.com

Race is on for Largest Concentrating Solar Array in the U.S. and More Green Jobs, Too - May 31, 2010, CleanTechnica.com

Solar Firm SunPower To Open Milpitas Factory - Apr 22, 2010, CBS5.com

Former Occidental Petroleum Exec Slams Company's Attack on AB 32 - Apr 21, 2010, Calitics

Panel Recommends Auctioning, "Household Friendly" Approach to Carbon Regulation - Jan 12, 2010, CARB

Editorials, Op-eds & Blogs

Opinion: AB32 will improve lives of low income and minority Californians - Aug 1, 2010, San Jose Mercury News

Latinos: The Dirty Energy Proposition is not for us - Jun 29, 2010, Green For All

A positive fiscal impact of AB 32: venture capital investment - Jun 19, 2008, Capitol Weekly

State needs to stay strong on global warming act_Lane_Burke - May 25, 2008, Ray Lane & Buddy Burke

California's landmark greenhouse gas law benefits small business_Hauge - Oct 9, 2008, Scott Hauge

E2 Statements/Letters

AB32 CBCN Ad in SacBee (Dec 22, 2008) California Business Climate Network print ad in 12/10/08 Sacramento Bee in favor of AB32 Proposed Scoping Plan.

Reducing Emissions and Growing the Economy: E2's Policies for Implementing a Cap-and-Trade Program (Feb 11, 2008)

Role of Offsets Under AB 32 (May 1, 2008) A limited use of offsets for compliance will provide flexibility for capped entities while also ensuring that capped sectors do not outsource their reductions. E2 believes an offset program for compliance needs to be limited to a small percentage of required reductions to insure that capped sectors focus their investments to reducing their direct emissions.

E2C2 Water Policy (Mar 24, 2008) Most people are surprised to discover that water use in California is extremely energy intense. Today, more than 19% of electricity, 32% of non-power plant natural gas and 100 million gallons of diesel fuel are used to treat, deliver and heat water in California each year. E2 has quantitatively evaluated the connections between energy and water and we believe that by 2020 California can reduce its GHG emissions by up to 7 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents per year (MMTCO2E/yr) by implementing the energy efficiency and water conservation programs summarized in this paper.

Developing Low Carbon Ethanol For California (Oct 6, 2007) By 2020 300,000 acres of high yield sugar cane and a single 4 month crop of sorghum on 600,000 acres could annually produce 2.28 billion gallons of ethanol in California. This is sufficient to displace 10% of the gasoline that California would otherwise consume in that year. CO2 emissions in 2020 are thus reduced by over 17 million tons, almost 10% of the total CO2 emission reduction required under AB 32.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From California's Dairy Operations (Jan 31, 2008) Though methane and nitrous oxide are natural by-products inherent to livestock production and cannot be entirely eliminated, E2 believes that with lagoon covers and anaerobic digesters, approximately 400 medium and large California dairies can reduce emissions by as much as 6 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

Related publications

Advanced Technology to Meet California's Climate Goals: Opportunities, Barriers & Policy Solutions
ETAAC report

Reducing U.S. Greenhoue Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost?
Consensus is growing among scientists, policy makers, and business leaders that concerted action will be needed to address rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. The discussion is now turning to the practical challenges of where and how emissions reductions can best be achieved, at what costs, and over what periods of time.

Energy Efficiency, Innovation, and Job Creation in California
Report from the Center for Energy, Resources, and Economic Sustainability (CERES) and Next 10.

The Business Guide to the Low Carbon Economy
Report from the Climate Group, October 2008

Cleantech Investment 2007
New numbers released by Cleantech Group, LLC and E2 show a strong, continued venture capital investment in California?s cleantech sector in 2007. Nearly $1.8 billion dollars in venture capital was invested in California companies, almost a 50% increase over 2006.

Cleantech Venture Capital: How Public Policy Has Stimulated Private Investment
This is the third report on cleantech venture capital by E2 and the Cleantech Venture Network. Research by E2 and the Cleantech Venture Network shows continued strong growth in the U.S. cleantech industry. Smart public policy can help secure this advantage, while also addressing environmental and climate problems.

A Golden Opportunity: California's Solutions for Global Warming
The landmark California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as AB 32, is the most ambitious global warming solutions law in the nation. The state's next step: putting in place the specific measures that will bring emissions levels back to 1990 levels by 2020 to meet AB 32's limit. This June 2007 report describes how California is protecting the state from global warming pollution while growing its economy and encouraging the innovative clean technology industry.

CA Cleantech Report 2006 Update

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