California’s cap-and-trade program—a market designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by allowing emitting companies to buy and sell credits in order to stay below the emissions limit set by the government—is set to begin in November.
In 2011, California met its 2011-2013 goal of serving 20 percent of its electricity from renewable energy, and is on track to far surpass it this year.
A Texas district judge ruled last week that the atmosphere and air must be protected in the same ways as water, stating that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s “conclusion that the public trust doctrine is exclusively limited to the conservation of water is legally invalid.”
The Bureau of Land Management drafted an Environmental Impact Statement last week identifying the most suitable land for solar and wind energy projects across Arizona, as well as the potential environmental, social, and economic effects of the projects if they were implemented.
One in seven new cars sold in California in 2025 must be zero-emission or plug-in hybrid, according to new regulations recently approved by the California Air Resources Board.