co2 http://kvpr.org en California Bill Would Delay Cap And Trade Transportation Fuel Permits http://kvpr.org/post/california-bill-would-delay-cap-and-trade-transportation-fuel-permits <p>A California Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would delay part of the state’s greenhouse gas reduction program for at least three years. Under the bill, energy companies would be able to put off purchasing “transportation fuel pollution” permits. Capital Public Radio’s Max Pringle reports.</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 23:38:03 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 35248 at http://kvpr.org California Bill Would Delay Cap And Trade Transportation Fuel Permits Steinberg Cool On Cap And Trade Money For High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/steinberg-cool-cap-and-trade-money-high-speed-rail <p>The leader of California’s &nbsp;Senate is issuing words of caution on Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to use money from the state’s cap-and-trade program to help pay for construction of high speed rail. &nbsp;</p><p>Speaking with Valley Public Radio, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says he’s concerned about the rail authority’s plan to finance construction of the next stage of the bullet train, which would go from Bakersfield over the Tehachapi Mountains to Palmdale in Southern California.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:09:08 +0000 Joe Moore 27113 at http://kvpr.org Steinberg Cool On Cap And Trade Money For High Speed Rail Brown's Budget Proposal Spends Cap and Trade Money http://kvpr.org/post/browns-budget-proposal-spends-cap-and-trade-money <div><p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal includes some major investments in the environment. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, it lays out how he wants to spend $850 million in revenue from the state’s greenhouse gas reduction program known as cap-and-trade.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:20:52 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 26972 at http://kvpr.org Brown's Budget Proposal Spends Cap and Trade Money In Kern County, Plans for Hydrogen Power Plant And Fertilizer Factory Ignite Debate http://kvpr.org/post/kern-county-plans-hydrogen-power-plant-and-fertilizer-factory-ignite-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the small Kern County community of </span>Tupman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the 2013 pistachio harvest is well underway.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Chris Romanini's family has been farming this land, just west of Interstate 5, where the valley's fields meet the Elk Hills for decades.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:28:52 +0000 Joe Moore 21711 at http://kvpr.org In Kern County, Plans for Hydrogen Power Plant And Fertilizer Factory Ignite Debate How Will Global Warming Impact the San Joaquin Valley? http://kvpr.org/post/how-will-global-warming-impact-san-joaquin-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rising global temperatures aren’t just an international concern, they’re also an important local issue, especially when it comes to public health. How will climate change affect everything from rates of asthma and valley fever to wildfires and natural disasters?</span></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:39:29 +0000 Joe Moore 19956 at http://kvpr.org How Will Global Warming Impact the San Joaquin Valley? Study Finds New Evidence of Climate Change in California http://kvpr.org/post/study-finds-new-evidence-climate-change-california <p>More wildfires.&nbsp; Warmer lakes.&nbsp; And higher temperatures.&nbsp; A new study from the California Environmental Protection Agency cites those and other signs that climate change is having a growing impact across the state.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p><p>CalEPA has been tracking environmental indicators since the year 2000 in hopes of measuring the effects of climate change.&nbsp; Here are some of the findings in the new study, based on 36 different indicators:</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 23:42:59 +0000 Ben Adler 19738 at http://kvpr.org Study Finds New Evidence of Climate Change in California Commentary: Are We Fiddling While the Planet Warms? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-are-we-fiddling-while-planet-warms <p>Can we solve the climate crisis?&nbsp; Are we wise enough?&nbsp; In this segment of Valley Public Radio's commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State philosophy professor Dr. Andrew Fiala asks whether, like Nero, we are fiddling while Rome burns.</p><p>-------</p><p>President Obama recently announced a new initiative on climate change.&nbsp; But will we be able to address climate change in time to prevent the worst that is predicted?&nbsp; I doubt it.&nbsp; Decades of dithering about global warming do not inspire hope.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:14:57 +0000 Andrew Fiala 18058 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Are We Fiddling While the Planet Warms? Experiment to "Farm" Carbon Underway in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta http://kvpr.org/post/experiment-farm-carbon-underway-sacramento-san-joaquin-delta <div><p>Agriculture in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has flourished thanks to rich organic soils. But after more than a hundred years of farming, those soils are eroding, and the interiors of many Delta islands are sinking. California may have a solution that would not only help farmers, but could combat climate change. Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 00:20:11 +0000 Amy Quinton 17768 at http://kvpr.org Experiment to "Farm" Carbon Underway in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Budget Agreement Diverts Money From Cap and Trade http://kvpr.org/post/budget-agreement-diverts-money-cap-and-trade <div><p>California’s budget agreement borrows 500-million dollars from the state’s cap-and-trade program. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, environmentalists say the maneuver neglects polluted communities.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmentalists say money from the sale of carbon pollution permits is supposed to go to programs that help further reduce emissions. California Governor Jerry Brown and lawmakers say it will, just not this year.</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:34:32 +0000 Amy Quinton 16793 at http://kvpr.org Budget Agreement Diverts Money From Cap and Trade