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ARB Newsclips for August 24, 2016. This is a service of the California Air Resources Board’s Office of Communications. You may need to sign in or register with individual websites to view some of the following news articles. CAP AND TRADE Fares will soon decrease for buses from Orange County. The first bus fare decrease in the Orange County Transportation Authority’s history will go into effect along with its largest-ever service overhaul in October, board members voted this week. Fare reduction, approved 12-0 by the transportation authority board, applies only to the day pass, which will drop from $5 to $4 for six months starting Oct. 9… http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20160823/fares-will-soon-decrease-for-buses-from-orange-county CAP AND TRADE AUCTION Demand sags for California credits aimed at greenhouse gases. California's latest carbon auction brought disappointing results Tuesday as litigation and lagging support by lawmakers weigh down the state's landmark programs combating climate change. State officials said only 34 percent of the available carbon pollution credits… http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CALIFORNIA_CARBON_EMISSIONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT http://uk.reuters.com/article/california-carbon-auction-idUKL1N1B41PR http://in.reuters.com/article/us-california-carbon-auction-idINKCN10Y2GH http://www.reuters.com/article/california-carbon-auction-idUSL1N1B41DN?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563 http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/23/us/ap-us-california-carbon-emissions.html?_r=0 http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-cap-and-trade-auction-1471971684-htmlstory.html http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-more-than-a-dozen-assemblymembers-1471987788-htmlstory.html http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/State-Assembly-narrowly-passes-SB32-to-extend-9180090.php http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article97280872.html#storylink=cpy http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article97380457.html#storylink=cpy http://www.ocregister.com/articles/state-726732-pollution-carbon.html http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/08/23/latest-cap-and-trade-auction-generates-just-$8-million/ https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/08/18/california-climate-program-faces-uncertain-future-beyond-2020/ http://news.trust.org/item/20160823213235-7r5ew/ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/california-carbon-permits-fetch-12-191307566.html http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2016/08/23/another-lousy-carbon-auction-raises-questions.html http://theamericanenergynews.com/energy-news/california-carbon-permits-sale-falls-short http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3755426/California-sale-carbon-permits-falls-short.html http://www.kitco.com/news/2016-08-23/California-Sale-Of-Carbon-Permits-Falls-Short.html http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/bombing-cap-and-trade-auctions-in-california-quebec-threaten-ontarios-8b-climate-change-plan?__lsa=02d5-67c0 SENATE BILL 32 California Lawmakers Move to Toughen Climate-Change Law. Assembly approves deeper cut in greenhouse gas emissions, but the means are uncertain. Although California’s Democratic-controlled Assembly voted Tuesday to expand and extend the state’s effort to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the bill left open the question of how it will be attained. http://www.wsj.com/articles/california-lawmakers-move-to-toughen-climate-change-law-1471989189 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/california-lawmakers-raise-climate-goal/article/2600026 http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article97383292.html#storylink=cpy https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/08/23/tougher-greenhouse-gas-emission-limits-move-forward-in-legislature/ http://calwatchdog.com/2016/08/23/climate-policy-expansion-clears-biggest-legislative-hurdle/ http://scvnews.com/2016/08/23/pavley-applauds-passage-of-pollution-reduction-bill/ http://scvnews.com/2016/08/23/assembly-oks-pavleys-sb32-extension-of-ab32-climate-bill/ http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/292390-california-assembly-approves-climate-change-bill https://www.nrdc.org/experts/alex-jackson/historic-climate-package-one-step-away http://legal-planet.org/2016/08/23/breaking-news-california-assembly-passes-sb-32-the-2030-climate-bill/ http://www.signalscv.com/section/287/article/155894/ http://grist.org/climate-energy/california-cap-and-trade-program-faces-major-hurdles/ http://www.presstelegram.com/environment-and-nature/20160823/demand-sags-for-california-credits-aimed-at-greenhouse-gases http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/California-lawmakers-advance-steeper-emissions-9180108.php http://www.argusmedia.com/news/article/?id=1299500 http://automotive.einnews.com/pr_news/341360180/california-state-assembly-approves-bill-to-extend-california-climate-program-through-2030-assembly-members-garcia-and-speaker-rendon-lead-the-way http://www.ceres.org/press/press-releases/ceres-investors-and-companies-celebrate-climate-bill-in-california http://www.therepublic.com/2016/08/23/ca-xgr-climate-change-california/ AIR POLLUTION How air pollution is causing the world’s ‘Third Pole’ to melt. In discussions about melting glaciers, most people think immediately of the vast ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. But there’s another, less talked-about ice-filled region on Earth that’s also experiencing dramatic melt, with millions of humans’ livelihoods and water supply at stake. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/24/how-air-pollution-is-causing-the-worlds-third-pole-to-melt/?utm_term=.a88a775fed72 Air Quality Alert and close to 100 into the weekend. Today and Thursday air quality is under a warning due to smoke from the Cedar Fire and surrounding wildfires. The south valley floor is affected through 11 AM. Mountain areas and the Kern River valley affected through 4 PM each day this week. Skies are clear with warm air still looming. Today into the weekend highs will near the century marker. No rain for the next ten days! http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/eyewitness-mornings/air-quality-alert-and-close-to-100-into-the-weekend Congestion in 2015 Affected Port’s Air Quality, According to Annual Study. The congestion and type of energy sources used by ships at the Long Beach port affected air quality, resulting lower decreases in the emissions of harmful chemicals, despite overall gains in environmental safety, according to a release. The 2015 annual inventory of port emissions, conducted by an independent consultant, found smaller decreases in emissions between 2005 and 2015, in comparison to 2005 and 2014… https://lbpost.com/business/trade-transportation/2000009454-congestion-in-2015-affected-port-s-air-quality-according-to-annual-study http://www.marinelink.com/news/congestion-affected414340.aspx http://www.customstoday.com.pk/ports-labor-slowdown-led-to-greater-air-pollution-in-2015/ http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/200329/terminal-congestion-increased-pollution-at-polb-in-2015/ A Green Solution to Improve Indoor Air Quality. In 12 hours, Dracaena plants removed nearly all the acetone from an airtight chamber, suggesting they might be put to use as air filters in nail salons. Christopher Intagliata reports. Air pollution outside is easy to spot, hanging over the city, or sputtering from a tailpipe. But there's lot of indoor air pollution too, even if it's not as obvious. It's caused by volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/a-green-solution-to-improve-indoor-air-quality/ Air pollution threat hidden as research 'presumes people are at home': study. Previous investigations fail to reveal impact of ‘world’s largest human health threat’ because they do not account for people’s movement, researchers say. The true impact of air pollution has been obscured by the failure to consider people’s exposure as they move around during the day… https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/24/air-pollution-dangers-flawed-research-new-york-study CLIMATE CHANGE Hit by climate change, Central American coffee growers get a taste for cocoa. Farmer Abelardo Ayala took a tough decision on his estate in San Juan Tepezontes, a traditional coffee-producing region of El Salvador: to swap his coffee trees for cocoa as a warming climate hit his crop. Ayala said his plantation - situated between 600 and 1,000 metres (1,969-3,281 feet) above sea level… http://www.reuters.com/article/us-centralamerica-climatechange-coffee-c-idUSKCN10Z0VX Human-caused climate change has been happening for a lot longer than we thought, scientists say. A new paper is challenging our understanding of how long human-caused climate change has been at work on Earth. And the authors say their findings may question existing ideas about how sensitive the planet is to greenhouse gas emissions — with potentially big implications for our global climate policy. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/24/human-caused-climate-change-has-been-happening-for-a-lot-longer-than-we-thought-scientists-say/?utm_term=.4ff301225006 Feds weigh whether carbon pollution should be measured in highway performance. The Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution. http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/292394-feds-weigh-whether-carbon-pollution-should-be-measured-in-highway?utm_source=Inside+Climate+News&utm_campaign=4a2d8d424e-Today_s_Climate12_10_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-4a2d8d424e-327747457 EXCLUSIVE: New York City’s biggest buildings cut energy use, greenhouse gas emissions. Thousands of the city’s biggest buildings have slashed greenhouse gas emissions by 8% and energy use by 6%, a new report found. The 3,000 buildings measured made the cuts from 2010, when the city started requiring large buildings to report their energy use, and 2013. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-biggest-buildings-cut-energy-greenhouse-gas-emissions-article-1.2763030 When will this massive Antarctic ice shelf break apart? Soon, say scientists. A Delaware-sized chunk of ice could dislodge from the Larson C ice shelf within the next few years, say scientists. A crack is spreading rapidly across Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf, hastening the loss of a massive chunk of ice, say scientists. Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey's Project MIDAS found… http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/0823/When-will-this-massive-Antarctic-ice-shelf-break-apart-Soon-say-scientists?utm_source=Inside+Climate+News&utm_campaign=4a2d8d424e-Today_s_Climate12_10_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-4a2d8d424e-327747457 . Australia will need to remove CO2 from air to keep warming below 2C, climate body says. Climate Institute report says negative-emissions technology is imperative because risks of global temperature reaching 2C are ‘unmanageable’. Australia will blow its carbon budget with either the Coalition’s emissions reduction targets, or those suggested by the Labor opposition, highlighting the urgent need for negative-emissions technology… https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/23/australia-will-need-to-remove-co2-from-air-to-keep-warming-below-2c-says-climate-body?utm_source=Inside+Climate+News&utm_campaign=4a2d8d424e-Today_s_Climate12_10_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-4a2d8d424e-327747457 Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it? Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – which had not been seen in the Arctic since 1941 – also spread to 2,300 caribou. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/24/climate-change-thawing-deadly-diseases-anthrax DROUGHT Why California’s Current Drought Is Different From the Past. In 1987, California was at the beginning of what would be a six-year drought — the second driest in the state’s history. Fittingly, that same year Peter Gleick helped to co-found the Pacific Institute, a global think tank that would become a leader in global environmental and California water issues. https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/08/24/why-californias-current-drought-is-different-than-the-past/ Drought, labor costs concern table olive growers in down year. Drought is still a concern for California table olive growers, whose production in 2016 is expected to come in about 17 percent lower than last year’s bumper crop. This year’s table olive crop statewide is expected to come in at 65,000 tons, about 57,000 of which are the Manzanillo variety and 7,000 of which are Sevillanos… http://www.capitalpress.com/California/20160824/drought-labor-costs-concern-table-olive-growers-in-down-year VEHICLES Tesla Unveils Electric-Car Battery With a 315-Mile Range. The company says its new ‘Ludicrous’ P100D will be the ‘fastest car in the world’. Tesla Motors Inc. said it is offering its electric vehicles with a battery capable of going up to 315 miles on a charge, the first time a major auto maker has provided that much electric range in a vehicle. The company unveiled new versions of its Model S sedan… http://www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-unveils-battery-with-a-315-mile-range-1471981062 VW RECALL VW Facing Uphill Battle Outside the U.S. in Emissions Claims. German auto maker losing ground in Germany, Korea in bids to forestall emissions claims. Governments, investors and car owners around the world are gaining ground in efforts to pressure Volkswagen AG for settlements over its emissions-cheating scandal, aiming for terms similar to a $15 billion U.S. agreement. http://www.wsj.com/articles/vw-facing-uphill-battle-outside-the-u-s-in-emissions-claims-1471944601 GREEN ENERGY Bond Market Smackdown: SolarCity vs. Sri Lanka. Elon Musk’s big bond purchase should give his investors and Tesla shareholders pause. The raging bond bull market evidently has its limits. That is a problem for SolarCity, and quite possibly Tesla Motors shareholders. http://www.wsj.com/articles/bond-market-smackdown-solarcity-vs-sri-lanka-1472053337 Calif. county rejects massive BLM-approved project. A Southern California county refused to authorize a sprawling solar power project yesterday, jeopardizing the contentious federally approved project. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors yesterday voted not to approve the county's environmental review of the 287-megawatt Soda Mountain Solar Project… http://www.eenews.net/greenwire/2016/08/24/stories/1060042011 Price for solar at all-time low — lab report. The purchase price of U.S. solar energy systems is at a record low, according to two new reports from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The "state of the market" reports examine both distributed solar photovoltaic systems, such as those commonly found on residential rooftops, and utility-scale solar. http://www.eenews.net/greenwire/2016/08/24/stories/1060042005 MISCELLANEOUS Port of L.A. Takes Another Step Towards Zero Emissions. Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed a new advisory board to support the reduction of carbon emissions at the Port of L.A. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has announced that Los Angeles' mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed a new advisory board, known as the Sustainable Freight Advisory Committee, to support the reduction of carbon emissions at the Port of Los Angeles (Port of L.A.). http://shipandbunker.com/news/am/943085-port-of-la-takes-another-step-towards-zero-emissions OPINIONS Assembly OKs 2030 carbon goal, but cap-and-trade auction a bust. Coincidence? Just moments after the state Assembly approved legislation setting a new 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions Tuesday, the Air Resources Board released results of its latest quarterly auction of emission allowances, and they were another financial debacle for the state. http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/dan-walters/article97450622.html#storylink=cpy Canadian carbon policy should not be an either/or proposition. A study published this month by authors at U.S., Canadian and British universities found that not only is there widespread belief among Canadians that global warming is happening, but Canadians also show strong support for adopting carbon-pricing mechanisms in response. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/canadian-carbon-policy-should-not-be-an-eitheror-proposition/article31516554/ BLOGS California carbon market's August auction results see slight rebound, but show need for post-2020 climate action. The results released today from California and Quebec’s latest cap-and-trade auction show a slight rebound in demand from results seen in May, but still demonstrate the need for a continued commitment on ambitious climate action beyond 2020. http://blogs.edf.org/climatetalks/2016/08/23/california-carbon-markets-august-auction-results-see-slight-rebound-but-show-need-for-post-2020-climate-action/ CO2 Reduction Bill Finally Passes Assembly. It’s a big day for cap-and-trade. First, the good news: SB 32, which would extend the state’s CO2 reduction mandate to 2030, finally passed the assembly. Unfortunately, the legislature did not agree to include specific language extending cap-and-trade: After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday. http://www.cahsrblog.com/2016/08/co2-reduction-bill-finally-passes-assembly/ Legislative Update: Climate Change, Cap and Trade, Fare Evasion. The Senate’s signature climate change bill, S.B. 32, cleared a hurdle this morning when it was approved by the Assembly on a vote of 42 to 29. The bill sets targets for California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020, when the current Global Warming Solutions Act will expire. S.B. 32 will go back to the Senate for another vote… http://cal.streetsblog.org/2016/08/23/legislative-update-climate-change-cap-and-trade-fare-evasion/ Legislative showdown on cap-and-trade on tap. With less than 10 days left in the legislative session, Sacramento politicians and lobbyists and scurrying to cut deals. One of the biggest ones is whether to extend AB 32—the climate change legislation signed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during his lousy term as the state’s leader. http://danvillesanramon.com/blogs/p/2016/08/23/legislative-showdown-on-cap-and-trade-on-tap Air Quality Regs Crucial to Truckers’ Health; Employer Negligence Persists. Hey truckers, what are the emissions on your rig? If you don’t know the answer, you could be in trouble — and we’re not just talking about legal trouble, either. In 2008, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) pushed through a series of regulations related to heavy-duty diesel truck emissions. http://www.triplepundit.com/2016/08/carb-compliance-essential-truckers-health-employer-negligence-persists/ This solar-powered pipe could produce 1.5 gallons of drinking water for drought-stricken California. To improve conditions in drought-stricken California, the organizers of this year’s Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) recently invited artists, designers and architects to come up with innovative plans for the Santa Monica Pier… http://www.hexapolis.com/2016/08/24/solar-powered-pipe-1-5-billion-gallons-drinking-water/ California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.