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Ivanpah solar plant bets on wrong technology

Ivanpah solar power
February 16, 2014 By Joseph Perkins. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was in the unincorporated San Bernardino County community of Nipton Thursday, where he dedicated the new $2.2 billion, 392-megawattt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS). “The Ivanpah project is a shining example of how America is becoming a world leader in solar energy," said Moniz. It “shows that building a clean energy economy creat...

Gov. Brown maintains sizable fundraising lead over GOP opponents

February 13, 2014 By John Hrabe. California Governor Jerry Brown begins his re-election campaign with $17 million in the bank. The incumbent Democrat governor, according to state disclosure reports released recently, raised $9.9 million last year -- with the overwhelming majority of those funds coming from big corporations, labor unions, oil companies and high-worth individuals that routinely lobby state government...

Legislative bipartisan criticism aims at Covered CA spending

Legislative bipartisan criticism aims at Covered CA spending
February 12, 2014 By Tori Richards.   Responding to a state senator’s call for an investigation into the marketing budget of California’s Obamacare exchange, the agency says it is in great financial shape and even received high marks for an audit conducted last year. “By 2015/16, we project a reserve of over $184 million,” Covered California spokesperson Anne Gonzales told “We are putt...

CA jobs growth continues strong

Chapman Employment Indicator
February 12, 2014 By John Seiler. New data show strong jobs growth continuing in California throughout the year. That's good news for the state's workers. And it's especial good news for one jobholder in particular: Gov. Jerry Brown, who is being coy about a re-election run but likely will go for a fourth term. The California Index of Leading Employment Indicator jumped to 128.4 in the first quarter of 2014 from 122.5...
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