Columnists: Erica Morehouse

Erica Morehouse is a staff attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund. She has been with EDF since 2009 focusing on transportation and the policy and legal aspects of implementing California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32).

Low-Carbon Investments in a ‘Virtuous Circle’ in California

Californians will see a “virtuous cycle” of low-carbon investments begin as cap-and-trade auction proceeds finally head out the door starting this summer.  This is the news from the Brown administration this week detailing how they propose to start investing dollars from 2014 carbon auctions while beginning to repay the $500 million borrowed last year. We are   …Continue Reading

Cap-and-Trade Auction Investment Plan a Win for California

California’s clean economy is dominated by industries like clean transportation, energy generation, and energy efficiency. So it comes as no surprise these areas were targeted for cap-and-trade auction proceeds investments in the draft investment plan released by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently. Specifically, the plan lays out three major categories for investing auction   …Continue Reading