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Sacramento unplugs Brown battery plan

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September 9, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi.   At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District deferred deploying batteries along its electric grid in compliance with Assembly Bill 2514 of 2010. The reason: energy storage was not economically feasible. (See p. 93 and p. 143 of the Board Agenda) The action was a reversal for Gov. Jerry Brown. While attorney general, he co-wrote AB2514 with Assemblywo...

Despite incentives, Tesla stiffs CA

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September 9, 2014 By James Poulos. Ensnared by deep contradictions between its regulations and priorities, California officials failed to close a massive deal with automaker Tesla, allowing Nevada to ink a landmark agreement. California and Nevada were just two of the states vying for Tesla's $5 billion "gigafactory," where the company will produce the lithium-ion batteries that power its electric cars. Arizona, New ...

Water deal turnoff helped parch L.A.

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September 9, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi. Los Angeles sure could use extra water right now. But in 2002 the water-locked city forfeited a Golden State opportunity to buy drought-relief water from the Cadiz Inc. water company, mainly due to political pressure from environmental organizations.  Other more nimble public water agencies and private water companies have already snapped up most of the water from what now is ca...

Bill rectifies 9/11 scholarship program

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September 8, 2014 By James Poulos. It took California legislators until this year's session to restore a scholarship program created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001. The embarrassing delay came in the wake of years of funding abuses, according to a report finally filed by the State Auditor. The auditor confirmed what was first uncovered by the Associated Press. In a statement, state Senator Mark DeSa...
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