This collection also includes articles about the California delegation's role during the United Nations conference in Paris and how another battle over climate policy played out last year.
More solar power, more electric cars, more energy efficiency — California will need to ramp up its efforts to hit new climate change goal signed by Jerry Brown at an event in Los Angeles.
California's new climate change laws almost didn't happen this year. Here's how lawmakers pulled it off.
California's climate legislation was heading for debate before supporters decided to play by their own rules and form a coalition that could change the direction of California environmental policy.
'A real commitment backed up by real power': Gov. Jerry Brown to sign sweeping new climate legislation
Lawmakers send Gov. Jerry Brown the final of two bills that will extend and expand California climate change policy. And this one gives them more oversight of the effort.
Assembly members voted on climate legislation on Tuesday, a key step in extending the state's environmental programs.
'An exercise in threading the needle': Lawmakers perform balancing act to move climate legislation forward
A low-profile proposal has become the focal point for debates over who will steer the state’s environmental programs and who they will benefit.
Lawmakers continue to believe that their districts, especially poor ones, don't benefit from the state's climate change program as much as they should. And the rhetoric is increasingly strong.
Critics have tried to portray climate change policies as bad for business. But some California companies are fighting that perception in the Capitol.
A look at how one Shasta County town's workforce may shrink without a portion of California's cap and trade revenues that its local legislator has been asking for in Sacramento.
Negotiations over extending the life of California's landmark climate change law collapsed on Thursday in Sacramento, with the legality of the state's cap and trade program a key sticking point.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s push for a regional electricity grid is being placed on hold. His desire to spread clean energy by increasing cooperation among six Western states has encountered stiff concerns.
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California's landmark climate programs, according to sources,
A popular program to give low-income residents electric and low emission vehicles is running out of money despite a large amount in the bank. Advocates blame cap-and-trade politics for the failure.
One of California's most important climate change initiatives, the cap and trade program, is caught in a web of legal, political and financial uncertainty, imperiling Jerry Brown's agenda in his final term in office.
Tom Steyer, the California environmental activist, former hedge fund manager and deep-pocketed Democratic donor, is showcasing his political influence at the U.N. summit on climate change.
Although California lacks a formal seat at the negotiating table while countries seek an international accord on climate change, the state has something many places do not -- a track record of ambitious environmental programs that could be imitated around the world.
Even as California sells itself as an environmental success story during the United Nations summit here, the state is in danger of failing to meet its own targets for getting clean vehicles on the road.
Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing states, cities and provinces around the world to set tougher environmental targets than those likely to be set by nations at the Paris climate summit. Fifteen more sub-national governments agreed to do so Sunday.
Gov. Jerry Brown was deep into a two-hour meeting on climate change with some of California’s top scientists when he interjected a highly technical and much
In the wonky world of climate change, California’s presence at the United Nations summit in Paris next month is expected to be a star-studded affair.
During a pitched battle over climate change legislation this year, the petroleum industry dramatically ramped up its spending on lobbying, new disclosures show.
At a laboratory in downtown Los Angeles, a big rig spins its wheels on massive rollers as a metal tube funnels its exhaust into an array of air quality sensors.
California launched an ambitious effort Wednesday to expand renewable energy and increase energy efficiency, advancing Gov. Jerry Brown's plans for battling
California's battle against climate change involves an alphabet soup of agencies responsible for different programs and several key laws that guide state
One of Gov. Jerry Brown's most ambitious environmental goals was hanging in the balance when two powerful California lawmakers met for dinner near the Capitol.
Gov. Jerry Brown faced a cascade of setbacks Wednesday as climate change legislation was stripped of his targets for reducing gasoline use, his effort to fix
The "wanted" poster with pictures of five state lawmakers appeared in the pages of a Spanish-language newspaper in Southern California last week.
Top members of Gov. Jerry Brown's staff hosted more than a dozen Assembly members recently to take their temperatures on hotly contested environmental
When Gov. Jerry Brown started his fourth and final term in January, he laid out three ambitious environmental goals for the next 15 years. First, double the
When Californians check their mailboxes or flip on their radios these days, they might be forgiven for thinking an election is around the corner.
Gov. Jerry Brown is working on an ambitious plan for transmitting electricity across state lines and bolstering California's role in the region, according to
Gov. Jerry Brown, who is in the middle of a political battle over climate-change legislation, took aim at oil companies Monday, saying they sell a “highly
President Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants over the next 15 years will force states to address climate change by pushing them to act more
Californians are concerned about the effects of climate change and support new steps to address the problem, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the
When Gov. Jerry Brown visits the Vatican this week for an international conference, he'll be carrying a resolution from state lawmakers supporting Pope Francis'
For Gov. Jerry Brown, fighting climate change is more than a central tenet of his political agenda. It's also a key source of funding.
Gov. Jerry Brown accelerated California's effort to slash greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, burnishing the state's reputation as a pacesetter in the battle
On a quiet Sunday morning last April, power plants were pumping far more energy into California's electricity grid than residents needed for their
Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal this week to significantly boost the amount of energy California derives from renewable sources could reinvigorate the state's
SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he
A meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and Chevron executives was ending when an oil company official turned to Mary Nichols, California's top regulator for air