Posts Tagged ‘AB 32’

Aussies dump carbon tax

Monday, July 7th, 2014
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AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, was enacted by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not just to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California by 30 percent. Its exact wording also read: National and international actions are necessary to fully address the issue...

Is pro-business faction emerging among CA Dem lawmakers?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

For years, both the California Air Resources Board and the California Democratic Party have peddled the absurd fiction that there is no economic downside to AB 32 forcing the entire state to shift to cleaner but much costlier forms of energy. It's awfully easy to be green and consider yourself bo...

Green flack thinks <2% annual growth in CA ‘cleantech’ is impressive

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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The fallout from the news that 16 Assembly Democrats were willing to go on the record with their concerns that AB 32 will drive up gas prices and cause economic pain to struggling folks in their home districts continues to grow. It's gotten attention not just in California but national play. Th...

CA left’s absurd new dogma: Regulations have no downside

Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Businesses like to make money. Smart business owners are happy to change their ways in search of how to increase or maximize profits. The hostility to change that one sees in a bureaucracy with no vested interest in making things work better or more efficiently doesn't exist in a well-run private se...

Report: Global warming data bogus

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Schwazenegger signs AB 32

Can we repeal AB 32 now? Both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed AB 32 (shown in the nearby picture), and Gov. Jerry Brown, who is implementing it, said global warming science was "certain." But now there's more evidence the temperatures were cooked, like putting a match under your thermomete...

Only in CA: Costly edicts depicted as jobs programs

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 32 into law in 2006, he did so after first demanding that the measure include a provision that would allow a governor to suspend it if there was evidence the law was hurting the economy. This was in recognition of the fact that forcing the state to have more...

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...