Posts Tagged ‘AB 32’

How Obama energy rules hurt, help CA

Friday, June 13th, 2014
Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

  On June 2, President Barack Obama announced his new rules to mothball “dirty” coal power plants so as to reduce carbon-dioxide power plant emissions by 30 percent from their 2005 level. He also set voluntary targets for the percentage of renewable energy in each state by 2029. Cove...

CA utilities outfoxing Cap and Trade law

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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  This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Cap and Trade. Part 1 is here. Recent news about California’s cap-and-trade emissions program is like reading a Spy vs. Spy comic strip in an old Mad Magazine, where spies try to outfox each other with booby traps. There is a paper war going o...

CA GOP’s Arnold Problem

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
CA GOP’s Arnold Problem

Going on 11 years now, the California Republican Party has an "Arnold Problem." Gone from office now almost four years, ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to loom over the party. Here's what "The Terminator" promised during the 2003 "Total Recall" election: The reality: Arnold swept the...

Germans turn on CA-style green energy push

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

California may think of itself as the epicenter of the green religion, but even more extreme environmentalism has been playing out in Europe. In Germany, the result is increasingly sharp disillusionment. The Washington Times has the details: "[Germany moved] to boost renewable energy sources, almos...

‘Climate credit’ begins march through CA

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Beginning this month, millions of Californians will see something new on their electricity bills: a “climate credit.” The line-item credit will range between $30 and $40. It will function as most Californians' first direct experience with AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. AB32 m...

Climate change prof wants to put me in jail

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Lawrence Torcello

As I've said before, I'll believe in global warming -- now going under the euphemism "climate change" -- when ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Secretary of State John Kerry give up their lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous. That mean Arnold dumping up his Mercedes and Bentley gas-guzzlers and ...

Fracking showdown: Will CA media STILL ignore Obama view?

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

The prospect of rich Dem dilettante Tom Steyer targeting Jerry Brown over fracking is scary in some ways. It could well lead to fracking never coming to California and bringing the jobs and wealth it has to North Dakota, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. But it could also improve the public debate on...

LAO: Bullet train could increase greenhouse gases by 2020

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

  Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to spend the lion’s share of cap-and-trade auction revenue on the high-speed rail project won’t help the state meet its goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 2020, according to a recent Legislative Analyst’s Office report. It could actually make things wo...

L.A. Times’ undermining of ‘climate change’ claims could affect court fights

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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  It wasn't the intention of the Los Angeles Times, but the newspaper has provided historical drought data with implications for a U.S. Supreme Court case that was heard Monday, Feb. 24  -- "U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. U.S. EPA." The case challenges whether the U.S. Environmental Protect...

Record global cooling freezes Lake Superior

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Those who still believe the "global warming" myth should become "Yoopers." That's Michiganese for "U.P.-ers," those who live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Because you sure won't suffer any meltdown there. According to Michigan Live: "Lake Superior is almost frozen over as of yesterday February ...