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CA “community solar” fight looms on subsidy issue

Hawaii’s boom in residential solar power is inspiring advocates of the alternative energy resource to push hard in states across the U.S. for rooftop solar power, both for personal use and as part of the larger electricity grid. One in

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ALRB’s Shiroma Backs AB 32

As part of CalWatchdog’s ongoing series reporting about the California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board, it is interesting to note some of the political activities of ALRB Chairwoman Genevieve A. Shiroma, who has been politically active throughout her career. My interview with

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Shocking media development: An honest take on AB 32’s costs 9

Nov. 14, 2012 By Chris Reed Here’s how terrible California media coverage of AB 32 has been: Lots of people reading Dan Walters’ column today about the economic toll that it will take are probably surprised. Remember back in 2010?

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California’s fate rests on more than this election

October 31, 2012 By Katy Grimes As California voters prepare to square off with several tax increase measures on next Tuesday’s ballot, the fate of California balances on a precarious cliff. But it’s not just the tax increases which could

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Report: carbon emissions lowest in 20 years! 0

Aug. 17, 2012 Katy Grimes: Apparently the big news that the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 20 years, hasn’t yet reached the desk of Mary Nichols,

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Spare the air; don’t breathe 4

August 1, 2012 Katy Grimes: As part of the campaign against the automobile, California’s air quality management districts are currently advertising that because of the summer heat, the air quality is bad. Their answer is ‘don’t drive.’ What a great

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How Elizabeth Emken can beat DiFi 0

Commentary July 10, 2012 By John Seiler A new Field Poll shows Republican Elizabeth Emken badly trailing incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 51 percent to 32 percent among likely voters. In the new Top Two system, there are no third

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Assembly passes bad Cap and Trade bill 18

May 29, 2012 Katy Grimes: The Assembly today passed the controversial Cap and Trade bill,  Assembly Bill 1532, by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, which would deposit Cap and Trade carbon credit permit monies into a new Greenhouse Gas

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California counting its carbon tax riches 15

May 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes While the rest of the country shuns carbon trading schemes, California politicians continue to embrace the concept, and are forging ahead with a Cap and Trade carbon trading system. But eight states have dropped

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The world according to CARB 3

May 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes Recently, a memo sent out by the California Air Resources Board referred to the industries CARB has identified as polluters as California’s “regulated class.” These polluters are now subject to the heavy-handed rule and

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