Collaborating for the greater good of California

California Carbon Market Creating Win-Win Opportunities

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Can California’s emerging carbon market, created under the state’s landmark greenhouse gas reduction and clean energy law, give landowners an alternative to timber harvesting, reward them for sustainable forest management and protect old growth trees from being cut down and sold overseas? Indeed, it can, and much more, says Linda Adams, an original architect of the carbon reduction policies that grew out of the law during her tenure as California Secretary for Environmental Protection. Now a partner at Clean Tech Advocates, Adams works with a Sacramento-based team of experts to help companies, agencies and organizations navigate California’s complex environmental and regulatory policy arena, as well as develop new opportunities in the carbon market…

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Stakeholders Urged to Engage Quickly As Water Bond Fund Competition Heats Up

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Water stakeholders in California must step up quickly and stay actively involved as competition heats up for grants funded by Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion state water bond approved by voters last November. “The challenge is that there is just not enough money in the bond act to meet all the water needs identified by the Legislature in 2009,” said Elaine Berghausen, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bonds and Grants with the California Resources Agency. “That means the competition for funding under the bond will be even more intense…

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California Must Embrace the Challenge of Reclaiming a Leadership Role

By James Boyd

California of late has managed to stem the bleeding in its economy. The Executive and Legislative Branches of our government, in concert with the people, have acted and voted on matters that dress the wounds in the California government fiscal picture.

Now we must all commit to finishing the job of burnishing our golden heritage and reclaiming our rightful place as the Nation State of California, one of the great economies of the world…

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