Why California’s Cap-and-Trade Bill Was Such a Big Deal

After numerous attempts, a desperate plea from the governor, and some pot sweeteners to industry, legislators in California finally passed an extension of cap-and-trade to 2030.

It’s a big deal. California is the world’s seventh-largest economy. With Governor Brown vowing to fill in the climate diplomacy vacuum left by Donald Trump, it would have been a huge setback to let cap-and-trade languish. We'll look at the significance.

Then, can geothermal heating and cooling follow the path of solar? Dandelion, a new startup spun off from Google X, thinks so.

We'll end with a look at the wave of executive departures from SolarCity's team in the aftermath of the Tesla acquisition.

This podcast is sponsored by Mission Solar Energy, a solar module manufacturer based in San Antonio, Texas. Visit Mission Solar at the upcoming Solar Power International conference at Booth 3975. You can find out more about Mission’s American-made, high-power modules at missionsolar.com.

Recommended reading:

  • GTM: California's extension of cap-and-trade provides more certainty to cleantech
  • BlogX: Introducing Dandelion
  • GTM: SolarCity Co-Founder Peter Rive is leaving Tesla
  • Bloomberg: At Tesla, departures mount at a critical time

 

from GTM Solar https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/why-californias-cap-and-trade-bill-was-such-a-big-deal

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