Infinite Earth Podcast: California’s Carbon Markets
Each month our Executive Director, Michael Green, co-hosts Infinite Earth Radio. This month, he spoke with Arjun Patney, Policy Director of Winrock’s American Carbon Registry, about California’s cap-and-trade program.
01:16 Guest Arjun Patney is introduced.
02:11 Arjun describes his work at the American Carbon Registry.
04:28 Arjun explains how the California carbon market works.
07:26 Arjun talks about what was exempt from the market.
08:42 Since California is a large exporter of agricultural product, did that have a part in the decision making?
09:22 Arjun gives his thoughts on why the agricultural sector is less regulated than the industrial sector.
09:56 Arjun talks about why there’s been less-than-expected revenue for various programs.
12:37 How can cap-and-trade legislation become a bipartisan issue?
15:29 Arjun states what was done in this legislation to address concerns about people who might bear burdens disproportionately.
17:46 Arjun touches on the future of carbon market legislation.