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CA electricity duel pits imports against mass battery storage

September 11th, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi. how to get a girlfriend There's an old California saying, "Water runs uphill toward money." Now California also wants electrons to flow against the laws of economics and possibly local environmental standards and neighborhood values. The California Public Utilities Commission finally has released a proposed policy that would require the state’s three largest electric util...

Audit uncovers embers in Cal Fire slush fund

September 10th, 2013 By Katy Grimes. A new state audit shows that in 2005 a secret, $3.66 million off-the-books account was established by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Wildlife Fire Investigation Training and Equipment Fund, a private, nonprofit account, was filled through lawsuit settlement proceeds. The fund was run by the California District Attorneys Association until it was shut down o...

Report: CalVet 'must do better' to help veterans

September 5th, 2013 By Adam O'Neal. Many California military veterans are hurting. blackberry spy software In its recently released report, “An Agenda for Veterans: The State’s Turn to Serve,” the bi-partisan Little Hoover Commission critiques the California Department of Veterans Affairs for its “inconsistent leadership” and inability to fully take advantage of funds set aside for veterans. The dysfunction ...

Enviro policies spike CA electricity prices 70 percent

September 5th, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi. Californians are starting to pay for the cost of the state's Draconian environmental laws. Wholesale electricity market prices spiked about 70 percent over last year.  So reports the Independent System Operator that manages California’s electric transmission and distribution line grids.  The reasons given by the ISO are: Natural gas prices rose about 50 percent over th...
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