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California’s Battle Over Oil

California Senate Bill 467 set out to gradually phase out oil and gas extraction processes that account for most of the state’s petroleum industry but failed to muster the five necessary votes needed to advance in the state legislature. Key points on the bill were to ban enhanced oil recovery techniques, add a 2,500-foot setback clause, and encourage CalGEM to utilize displaced oil and gas workers for the abandonment of old oil and gas sites. But, California Governor Gavin Newsom took matters into his own hands after the bill did not move to the legislature. He has since tasked state agencies to move away from fossil fuels and combat climate change by halting the issuance of hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024 and planning to phase out oil and gas extraction two decades later.

Tax Broken

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis dive into President Joe Biden's recently unveiled tax plan to accompany his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal that takes direct aim at fossil fuel subsidies in favor of clean energy...

Energy Sector Tax Credits

President Joe Biden’s recently unveiled a tax plan to accompany his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal that takes direct aim at fossil fuel subsidies in favor of clean energy incentives. The “Made in America Tax Plan” is set to raise the corporate income tax rate from 21% to 28% and replace fossil fuel subsidies with clean energy incentives. The plan outlines several clean energy tax credits, including a 10-year extension of wind, solar, and battery tax credits, but does not specify which fossil fuel subsidies could face the chopping block.

Carbon Capturing The Climate Initiative

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis discuss recent environmental, social, and corporate governance policies that energy companies worldwide have released in recent months and more specifically, their plans to implement carbon...

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