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GOP presidential hopefuls hit Brown back on climate

After submitting a letter-length question to Republican candidates ahead of their first round of primary-season debates, Gov. Jerry Brown has received some responses. Heated rhetoric Pressing ahead with the environmental emphasis characterizing his final term in office, Brown asked the presidential

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Electricity tier changes, rate hikes bring higher energy costs

With a recently approved proposal to hike electricity rates throughout the state and a new proposal from a local board to increase water and power rates, Californians are about to see a spike in energy costs. CPUC changes tier system,

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Rising electric rates spark CA fight

A new plan under consideration by the state Public Utilities Commission has Californians up in arms over the prospect of higher rates for less electricity usage. Dueling schemes “Under the current rules, homes served by Southern California Edison pay higher prices

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How do you like your higher electricity bill?

On CalWatchDog.com, for four years Wayne Lusvardi has been detailing in hundreds of articles the effective dismantling of California’s and America’s old electricity system — nuclear, coal and now even gas; and its replacement with “renewable” sources — wind, solar

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CARB update: Powers expanding beyond AB32

Irish wit Oscar Wilde once quipped, “The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.” He died in 1900, but he would have recognized the California Air Resources Board. Under AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of

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Political energy crisis in the making 8

June 9, 2013 By Katy Grimes With industrial electricity rates 88 percent higher in California than in Texas last year, the news that the San Onofre nuclear plant in is not going to be restarted is just more evidence of

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LA council attack on San Onofre might bring blackouts to Orange County, San Diego 7

April 29, 2013 By Joseph Perkins After giving a speech in which he refused to bail out New York City from impending bankruptcy, Gerald Ford prompted the famously pithy headline in the New York Daily News:  FORD TO CITY:  DROP

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Calif. refuses to generate own electricity 28

Aug. 3, 2012 By Joseph Perkins George Santayana famously warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” So it is that, only a decade after the Great California Energy Crisis, during which wholesale electricity prices ran

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Blackout Shows CA Is Third World 0

FEB. 15, 2012 By JOHN SEILER More evidence California has descended into Third World status: Yesterday evening I sat in the dark in my apartment for two and a half hours as a blackout blanketed Huntington Beach. The Orange County

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