Resource and report archive

  • In this paper, Environmental Defense Fund proposes an approach for groundwater managers to address depletion of interconnected surface water – also known as “Undesirable Result No. 6” or the sixth “deadly sin” – under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. 

  • Cutting carbon and growing the economy

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: November 2, 2017

    A decade of cap-and-trade success in California proves that we do not have to choose between ambitious climate action and a thriving economy

  • California’s cap-and-trade program step by step

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: November 2, 2017

    An illustration of how California built the cornerstone of its climate policy

  • California cap-and-trade auction litigation FAQ

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: January 19, 2017

    Frequently asked questions about the lawsuit from California Chamber of Commerce and Morning Star Packing Co. opposing auctions under California’s cap and trade program

  • Getting it Right with Time-of-Use Pricing in California

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: January 27, 2016

    California’s three big utilities are modernizing the way three-quarters of households pay for electricity.

  • On January 5, 2015, Governor Brown proposed a statewide goal of 50 percent petroleum use reduction from today’s transportation vehicle mix by the year 2030.

  • Cutting gas and diesel use in California (CA) has been in the minds-eye of Sacramento policy makers for years.

  • Driving California Forward: Executive Summary

    Type: Report

    Date: May 4, 2015

    The transportation sector is the largest source of pollution in California, contributing close to 70% of smog-forming gases and 40% of the state’s climate change pollution every year.

  • Driving California Forward fact sheet

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: May 4, 2015

    A Report on Public Health & Societal Economic Benefits California’s AB 32 Transportation Fuel Policies LCFS & CAP AND TRADE

  • Driving California Forward

    Type: Report

    Date: May 4, 2015

    Over the next decade, two landmark policy drivers ill be at the heart of the continued overhaul of the transportation system.

  • Hacer Avanzar a California

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: May 4, 2015

    Informe sobre los beneficios socioeconómicos y para la salud pública Políticas sobre combustibles para transporte AB 32 de California

  • Demand response fact sheet

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: February 5, 2015

    EDF is working to propel adoption of demand response—an invaluable component of the smart grid that helps utilities, homes, and businesses financially benefit from conserving electricity.

  • Putting Demand Response to Work for California

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: January 26, 2015

    In an effort to lower carbon emission, slow the pace of climate change, and level rising energy costs, California is overhauling how it makes, moves and uses electricity

  • August 2014 California Auction Analysis

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: August 1, 2014

    All 22.5 million V14 allowances that were offered were purchased at $11.50 per allowance, 16 cents above the floor price of $11.34.

  • What is demand response?

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: July 1, 2014

    EDF is working to propel the widespread adoption of demand response—an invaluable component of the smart grid that helps utilities, homes, and businesses financially benefit from conserving electricity

  • Driving California Forward

    Type: Report

    Date: May 16, 2014

    A Report on Public Health and Societal Economic Benefits of California’s AB 32 Transportation Fuel Policies

  • May 2014 California Auction Analysis

    Type: Report

    Date: May 1, 2014

    Since the initiation of California’s cap-and-trade program, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has held seven auctions.

  • After gathering extensive data and stakeholder input, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) officially launched a groundbreaking cap-and-trade program on January 1, 2013.

  • EDF Green Roads Map: Methodology

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: April 11, 2014

    EDF’s Green Roads Map was completed with assistance from CALSTART, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

  • EDF Green Roads Map: Company List [XLSX]

    Type: Report

    Date: April 11, 2014

    Complete list of companies