AIR QUALITY, BIOENERGY & PERMITTING
We offer sound advice based on solid relationships with federal, state, local agency staff and policy makers. With over 20 years of experience providing legal representation and consulting services for government agencies, nonprofit organizations and targeted private industry, we know how to get things done. We can help you overcome contracting challenges or environmental compliance. When you are up against a rule or policy that just doesn't make sense, let's move that policy issue or regulatory barrier together. We are at home in both the administrative and legislative arenas.
Attorney at Law
Christiana Darlington Esq
In addition to representing the Clients listed, Christiana is actively involved in the Forest Management Task Force's Rural Economic Development Woody Utilization Group (RED-WUG) and serve as chair to the RED-WUG Barriers Subcommittee. Christiana also sits on the Board of Directors of the Bioenergy Association of California.
CLERE Inc. provides services such as contract negotiation, drafting and review, regulatory permitting for various levels of government, and client representation within California Public Utility Commission Proceedings. We provide services through various representation agreements, click below to learn more.
CLERE Inc represents Placer, Northern Sonoma and Mendocino Air Districts and collaborates with state agencies on important issues like the Scoping Plan, the Short Lived Climate Pollutants Plan, Natural and Working Lands Implementation Plan, and the implementation of SB 100.
Additionally CLERE Represents limited private industry and small scale biomass to energy facilities. Please click below to learn more.
By focusing on the nexus between air quality, forest health, energy stability and economics, CLERE Inc aims to overcome the pressing issues in our rural communities and wild landscapes.
The Role of Soil Carbon in Natural Climate Systems
The new analysis, published in Nature Sustainability, takes a look at how protecting and replenishing soils – both in agricultural and natural landscapes – could instead help to combat warming. If finds that, if techniques to improve soil carbon were rolled out at the maximum assumed level worldwide, they could remove up to 5.5bn tonnes of CO2e a year.
2020 BIOCHAR CARBON POTENTIAL REPORT
Paying for Forest Health:
Improving the Economics of Forest Restoration and Biomass Power in California
This report outlines the ways in which utilizing the by-products of forest management can not only reduce the costs of improving fire and climate resilience, but can be a constructive force for rebuilding disadvantaged rural economies by creating jobs—all while helping the state reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045.
2020 FOREST ECONOMICS REPORT
Investment Opportunities for Increasing Forest and Fire Management Capacity in California
The Watershed Research and Training Center in collaboration with Oregon State University put together a capacity and needs assessment of local groups, non-profits, and tribes who are engaged with landscape forest and fire management activities throughout the state. While there is money to implement projects, rarely do these projects account for building capacity to taking on needed restoration projects. Read their paper here.