Posts Tagged ‘California Air Resources Board’

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 oil industry celebrates defeat of fracking moratorium

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

  California’s oil industry is celebrating the defeat of a bill that would have placed a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing -- but warned that the fracking war is far from over. Senate Bill 1132 by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, failed 18-16 on the Senate floor May 28. Four Democra...

CA utilities outfoxing Cap and Trade law

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Spy vs. spy logo, wikimedia

  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...

Study: Green power worst way to cut CO2

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
cap n crunch

  This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Most people probably know more about Cap'n Crunch cereal than about California’s complicated cap-and-trade air emissions regulation program.  But according to a new study, perhaps Cap'n Crunch would be a better name for cap and trade, which "crun...

CA’s economic funk: ‘Regulators gone wild’ take their toll

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

For Sunday's U-T San Diego, I did an essay about how California went from being the world pioneer in sensible efforts to clean up air pollution and coastal waters to a laboratory for fanatics who want to go ever farther in regulation, whatever the downside. "The CEOs who have long ranked California...

Is the Golden State the greenest and fairest of them all?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Snow White poster

  How To Get Your Ex Back Over Text Is California the greenest and fairest state when it comes to clean fuel standard regulations? No on both counts, contended the Wall Street Journal in a recent editorial, "California’s Green Trade War." It said "economic protectionism" is behind the Low Carbo...

Federal govt. shutdown would ripple through CA

Friday, September 27th, 2013
Shutdown beach boys

Confusion, as usual, reigns in the U.S. Capitol. Now that Sen. Ted Cruz has finished his epic speech (or filibuster, depending whom you ask), the question of whether or not House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will be able to convince the House Republican Conference to vote for a clean continuing res...

CARB plan update ignores warming lull

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

July 2, 2013 By Dave Roberts Five years ago the California Air Resources Board adopted a scoping plan to implement AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The plan outlines myriad regulations imposed on state residents and businesses in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...

Air Resources Board corp facing open meetings

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

May 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes Stop the presses! A really good Republican bill just passed the Assembly 63-0. What? How? AB 527 by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, would repeal the existing exemption of the Western Climate Initiative, Inc., and its appointees, from the Bagley-Keene Open Meeti...

7 years not enough planning time for air board on AB 32

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

May 16, 2013 By Chris Reed The news that Gov. Jerry Brown wants to "borrow" $500 million in cap-and-trade auction fees to prop up the state's general fund in his revised 2013-14 budget could not have been more predictable. Brown may have an image of fiscal rectitude, but it is fiscal rectitude in...