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Governor Brown Invests in Agriculture’s Climate Solutions

On January 9th, Governor Brown released his budget draft for fiscal year 2014/15, and we are encouraged by the inclusion of investments in climate-friendly agricultural practices and farmland conservation. Specifically, the draft budget includes a total allocation of $850 million from

Investing in Food Security & Climate Protection

An August report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency (“Indicators of Climate Change in California”) confirms what many Californians already understand – that the weather is weirder, the water is scarcer and the hot spells are hotter. The findings in the

More Cap-and-Trade Funds Banked

In mid-August, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the results of the fourth quarterly auction of allowances under the cap-and-trade program that launched early in 2013. The auction raised almost $140 million, bringing the current total the state has

Farm Bill and Agriculture Appropriations – Clear as Mud

Reposted from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) July 26th, 2013 The congressional month-long August recess is just a week away.  In more normal times, as those types of deadlines loom, deals get done on Capitol Hill.  Not so this

Ag Solutions for Climate Protection

One of the elements of AB 32, California’s 2006 landmark climate change legislation, was to require the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to produce a “Scoping Plan” that outlines ways to achieve the greenhouse gas reduction goal of AB 32

California Hits Solar Energy Milestone

The California Public Utilities Commission announced earlier this month that 1,066 megawatts of solar power was installed through the California Solar Initiative (CSI) by the end of December 2012, putting the program more than halfway toward its goal of installing

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