June, 2010

State mulls tough renewables law

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

JUNE 30, 2010 By JOHN SEILER The dream of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a majority of the California Legislature is to move California into a green future. Carbon-based fuels will be sharply reduced in favor of battery power, which will be recharged through renewable electricity generation, espec...

Deflating green-jobs bubble

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

JUNE 22, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The California Jobs Initiative on the upcoming November ballot would suspend the green power provisions of Assembly Bill 32 (AB32) – the Global Warming Solutions Act – until the unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent or below for four consecutive quarters.  ...

Uneasy Riders

Friday, June 18th, 2010

JUNE 18, 2010 The key is how many will ride the train. That’s all: how many people, say, 15 or 20 years from now, will buy a ticket for the California High Speed Rail train. You can’t figure out how much revenue the trains will bring in, or how much economic development it will spur, until you ...

Proposed train demo all show, no go

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

JUNE 12, 2010 Apparently, 12.6 percent unemployment, a $20 billion budget deficit and half a trillion dollars in unfunded pension liabilities isn’t of a legacy for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now he wants a bullet train running – in just five months. “The governor has proposed to the fed...