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2017 Final Chaptered and Vetoed Legislative Update for 2017 Session

The following list and information is an update to the previously posted 10/4/17 and 10/10/17 Legislative Updates that includes actions by the Governor between 10/11/17 and 10/15/17. This concludes the 2017 legislative session with the passing of the October 15, … Continue reading

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2017 Chaptered and Vetoed Legislative Update as of 10/10/17

The following list and information is an update to the previously posted 10/4/17 Legislative Update that includes actions by the Governor between 10/4/17 and 10/10/17. We will continue to provide updates as the October 15, 2017 deadline for the Governor … Continue reading

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Legislature Extends Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program: AB 398 and AB 617

(Jessica Kirshner, a 2L at the University of San Diego School of Law, wrote this post.  It was minimally edited for publication.) AB 398 and AB 617 are the latest push by the legislature to meet SB 32’s greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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Preparing for A Generation of Electric Vehicles: Incentives and Infrastructure Development

Growing popularity of zero and near-zero emission vehicles among consumers and car manufacturers has not gone unnoticed by the legislature.  The 2017 legislative session revealed a push in favor of increasing the amount of such vehicles in the State through … Continue reading

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Addressing the Role of Electric Vehicles in Greenhouse Gas Reduction: California State Legislative Action

This is the first post in a series looking at legislative and regulatory action addressing Electric Vehicle (EV) greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. This first post focuses on state legislative action. California depends on petroleum for 92% of its transportation … Continue reading

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How many pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) does a gallon of gas produce?

Before answering this question it helps to first know how much a gallon of gasoline weighs. Gasoline has a weight of just over 6 pounds per US gallon. A natural guess could then be that about 6 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) … Continue reading

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Energy Consumption by Sector in the United States

The primary source of energy in the United States has only changed three times in the nation’s history. The U.S. relied largely on wood for cooking and heating until nearly the turn of the twentieth century when coal became the primary energy source … Continue reading

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