BCSE Seminar: Implementing AB32, California's Global Warming Solutions Act
Thursday, January 6, 2011
This seminar convened the BCSE’s State Initiatives Task Force to learn about and discuss the implementation of AB32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, and its impact on clean energy businesses in and outside of California. Of particular interest, the conversation focused on how the cap-and-trade program would integrate its cost containment features, how offsets could enter the system and be used to meet compliance obligations, how AB32 could stimulate increased use of CHP technologies in the state, and how California’s program could be linked-up with other regional and state clean energy initiatives.
These issues and other action items will be discussed in greater detail and a work plan established at the next States Initiatives Task Force meeting later in January. Please direct comments, additional action items, and questions to Ruth McCormick at rmccormick (at) bsce (dot) org. Materials from the seminar, including the presentations, can be downloaded below. Also of interest are the Council's comments on the draft AB32 regulations that were submitted to the California Air Resources Board in December.
- Overview of California AB32 Regulations, Scott Tomashefsky, Regulatory Manager, Northern California Power Agency
- Cost Containment Features of the Cap and Trade Program, Kate Beardsley, Manager, Regulatory Relations, Pacific Gas & Electric
- Impacts on Manufacturing and Industry, Dave Schnaars, Manager, Environmental Strategies, Solar Turbines