WSJ: It’s Time to Close the Carbon Loophole

The good news for these clean countries and states is that the accounting system is coming into play, starting with California. The state’s just-enacted Buy Clean Act is the first effort by any jurisdiction to close the carbon loophole.

Kate Gordon and Matthew Lewis

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Buy Clean Into Law

With Gov. Jerry Brown's signature on AB 262 - Buy Clean, California becomes the first jurisdiction on earth to address imported carbon emissions.

Buy Clean California

Closing Europe’s “carbon loophole”

The European Union is broadly credited with reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). But a full lifecycle accounting of Europe's carbon emissions, including those emissions caused through consumption of imported goods, shows that EU emissions have grown by 11%. This draft paper outlines how the Buy Clean approach can close the EU's carbon loophole.

ClimateWorks Foundation

CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017: How Purchasing Power Can Close the Carbon Loophole

During this panel discussion at Grand Hyatt New York, representatives from leading government agencies and private enterprise will share lessons learned from their efforts to close the carbon loophole. ClimateWorks Foundation invites you to join us to learn about growing efforts to enact Buy Clean policies for both governments and private enterprises.

ClimateWorks Foundation

Sacramento Bee: California’s next step to lead on climate change

Buy Clean levels the playing field for industrial facilities that have invested to clean up their operations, such as manufacturers in California.

Hal Harvey and Rob Bonta

San Bernardino County Sun: How California industry can fight climate change

With Assembly Bill 262 — the Buy Clean California Act currently being considered by California lawmakers — we have another opportunity to advance our leadership. We can further cement the gains of the low-carbon approach that California has pioneered over the years.

Mark Olson

Actions by Judges and Lawmakers Could Alter Contracting in California

Separate actions earlier this month by California Supreme Court justices and two state legislators could set some new parameters for construction contracting in the state.

AB 262 News Conference

Assemblymember Bonta hosted a news conference on February 1 to introduce AB 262. Listen to the audio recording.

Broad Coalition Supports Bonta Climate Bill to Add “Buy Clean” Requirement on Infrastructure Work

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) has introduced the Buy Clean California Act, AB 262, which will require state entities to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of products purchased with state funds, in a first-of-its-kind effort to address climate pollution associated with public infrastructure work.

Media Advisory: Assemblymember Bonta to unveil major climate legislation with broad coalition

Press conference announcing major new climate legislation at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

LA Times: California assemblyman wants state to make cleaner purchases

A California lawmaker wants state officials to consider greenhouse gas emissions when making new purchases, a proposal that would add a new wrinkle to the bidding process for government contracts.

Chris Megerian
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California Leaders Support Buy Clean

Buy Clean California has widespread support from stakeholders throughout California. From environmental voices to the labor community, California is united in telling the state legislature to buy clean.

Sacramento Bee: This should be California’s next step on climate change

While California’s businesses, industries and residents are doing everything possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the same is not true in many places that make the products we regularly purchase.

Steven J. Davis
Read this article in its orginal publication at: The Sacramento Bee