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Prop. 26 wins San Diego water war

May 12th, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi.   Remember Proposition 26, the Stop Hidden Taxes Initiative, passed by 52.5 percent of California’s voters in 2010?  Probably no one who voted at that time had any idea Prop. 26 would help resolve -- at least for now -- the 68-year water rate battle between the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. SDCWA and MWD have ...

Skepticism rises over need to reduce CO2 levels

May 5th, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi.   It's not even Halloween, but this sounds scary. The San Francisco Chronicle headline warned, “High Carbon Dioxide Levels Set a Record.” CO2 is a greenhouse gas of the type that AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, is designed to reduce. At the top of the Chronicle article is a chart of what's called the Keeling Curve (another version is displayed nearby...

Legislative committee OKs $2 billion oil tax

May 1st, 2014 By Dave Roberts.   The Senate Education Committee last week approved a $2 billion tax hike on California’s oil industry that critics say would drive up energy costs and push businesses out of state. Proponents of Senate Bill 1017 tout the additional revenue it will provide for higher education, parks and social services. “I’m authoring this bill because California is the only major oil ...

Ivanpah morphs into gas-solar hybrid

April 28th, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi. This is Part 2 of a two-part series on the Ivanpah solar plant. Part 1 is here. As its name implies, the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plant in the Mojave Desert is supposed to provide renewable energy from the rays of the sun. But on March 26, 2014, Ivanpah applied to the California Energy Commission and the California Air Resources Board to increase, from one t...
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