This page last reviewed September 25, 2014

AB 32 Funding and Common Carbon Cost 

For Fiscal Year 2013-14, the amount of funding collected was approximately $50 million. This amount included AB 32 implementation expenses of $40 million and about $10 million in loan repayment. For Fiscal Years 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 the amount of funding collected was approximately $62 million each year.  These amounts include both AB 32 implementation expenses of about $35 million a year and about $27 million a year in repayment on program start-up loans.  

The Common Carbon Cost (CCC) is a uniform cost for each metric ton of CO2.  The CCC is calculated as the total amount of funding collected divided by the aggregate amount of CO2 emissions subject to the Regulation.

Reported emissions subject to the Regulation (approximately 80 percent of statewide CO2 emissions) were about 350-370 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from 2008 through 2011.  The CCC ranged from $0.145 to $0.180 per metric ton of CO2 each year.  The following link provides for a breakdown of the historical CCC data and transportation fuel fee rates.  

AB 32 Cost of Implementation Fee Funding in the 2013-2014 Budget Act

Department Thousands
Air Resources Board $35,894
Environmental Protection Agency $586 
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery $515
Department of Public Health $348
State Water Resources Control Board $578
Department of Water Resources $324
Department of Housing and Community Development $783
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection $576
Totals $39,604

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David Mallory at (916) 445-8316