California carbon scheme delay “prudent”: EDF

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Derek Walker, director of strategic climate initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), commented on the California Air Resources Board's (ARB) decision yesterday to delay compliance requirements for its carbon trading scheme for a year.

“The recommended schedule will help California maximise economic and environmental benefits and increase the programme's overall effectiveness,” he said.

The EDF co-sponsored Assembly Bill (AB) 32, which requires California to cut its greenhouse gas emi