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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll speak Professor Rob Jackson, chair of the Global Carbon Project at Stanford University, about Carbon Budget 2019, which projects that this year, global carbon dioxide emissions from coal, oil and natural gas are set to hit another record high. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we will have a conversation about how SoCalGas, California’s largest gas utility, has been exerting its financial and political muscle to promote biogas — which the industry markets as "renewable gas" — as a better solution than renewable electricity.

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A coalition of 11 environmental groups has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revoking California’s authority to set tougher emission standards for cars and trucks than the federal government.


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss yesterday's United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City. 

"Smoke Stack", by Cody Dean, used under CC licence/ resized and cropped

According to the United Nations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not enough to prevent further global warming, we actually need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.  But is that possible? 

Angela Johnston

A long legal battle over shipping coal out of the new Oakland export terminal is headed to trial.

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) -- Its Mission to Protect Consumers & Ensure a Fair & Competitive Automotive Repair Marketplace & a Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program. Guest: Donald Johnson, BAR Program Representative & Supervisor for the Santa Clara County Office. Questions for Chuck & Donald? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 


It’s early morning and my car is rattling loudly in the parking lot of the Pick-n-Pull auto dismantler in the industrial neighborhood of East Oakland near the Oakland Coliseum.

I’m here at Pick-n-Pull to sell my beat-up 1998 Subaru Outback Legacy to the State of California under the Consumer Assistance Program, or CAP. The program buys cars that don’t pass smog for $1000, or $1500 if the owner is low income. The state wants polluting cars off the road for good and the money is a big incentive for owners to participate in the program. It’s definitely why I’m here today ready to collect my check.

Plug-in vehicles edge toward the mainstream

Apr 3, 2014

Are electric vehicles poised for a renaissance? As Tesla talks of gigafactories, San Francisco develops new public charging stations and the state moves forward with its zero emission vehicle plan, is it time for consumers to go electric? Host David Onek and guests discuss the benefits and challenges associated with EVs.

Producer: Susie Britton


-Marc Geller, writer, advocate and co-founder of Plug-In America, a non-profit group that promotes the use of electric vehicles. He appeared in the 2006 film "Who Killed the Electric Car."

Ian Babour

California’s cap and trade program creates a market place to buy and sell the rights to pollute. The system sounds simple, but there are some complex rules that must be followed. San Francisco Public Press have taken it upon themselves to break it all down and simplify what cap and trade means and how it really works. And what better way to simplify a complex system than turn it into a board game? Public Press executive director Michael Stoll and reporter and illustrator Anna Vignet joined KALW's Hana Baba to teach her the rules of the California Cap and Trade game.