KVCR Series, Part 2: Have Calif. Climate Policies Helped Or Hurt The IE Economy?

Aug 8, 2017

Photo of the Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority facility in Rancho Cucamonga. With the installation of solar panels to provide 1 megawatt of energy to power the facility, the facility avoids using over 166,000 kilowatt hours per month from the energy grid.
Credit ierca.org

[THIS IS PART 2 OF A 2-PART SERIES; TO LISTEN TO PART 1, CLICK HERE]

A recent study conducted by the University of California and the non-profit group Next 10 released a cost/benefit analysis of how California climate policies have affected the Inland Empire's economy.  In part 2 of the series, KVCR's Isel Cuapio speaks with Noel Perry from Next 10, and Betony Jones from the UC Berkeley Centere For Labor And Research's Green Economy Program, to discuss the benefits of cap and trade, and of solar programs in the IE.