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Following Massive Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, California Legislature Takes Smart Look at Energy Storage Bills

Following Massive Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, California Legislature Takes Smart Look at Energy Storage Bills

CESA Supports Four Bills That Will Advance Energy Storage Solutions in California SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In light of the massive recent gas leak at Aliso Canyon, the role of energy storage solutions in diversifying the grid’s power resources and increasing electricity reliability has magnified and become more urgent. Four complementary energy […]

Treasurer Sells Nearly $1.5 billion In Bonds

Treasurer Sells Nearly $1.5 billion In Bonds

California sold $1.468 billion in tax exempt and taxable general obligation bonds, state Treasurer John Chiang announced today. It was the largest competitive sale of long-term municipal bonds issued in the United States in a single day in more than 25 years. “The market’s clamor for California bonds provides solid evidence that the market is […]

Trump surges in key CA primary

Trump surges in key CA primary

. Fulfilling analysts’ growing expectations and leaving some Golden Staters in disbelief, California has emerged as perhaps the most decisive contest in the contest for the Republican nomination. The June 7 primary looms at a moment when Donald Trump, battered and flustered by a Ted Cruz ground game that has netted big delegate wins for the […]

Earth Day 2016: The Overriding Issue of Overpopulation in California!

Earth Day 2016: The Overriding Issue of Overpopulation in California!

SANTA BARBARA, erectile Calif., buy April 15, thumb 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As we celebrate another Earth Day, a California nonprofit organization reminds us that population growth is still the fundamental environmental problem. “Overpopulation is the root cause of so much environmental destruction. Human activity devours open space, destroys wildlife habitat, and drives species extinct,” said […]

Odds of La Nina increase for next winter, bringing concerns the drought may drag on

Odds of La Nina increase for next winter, bringing concerns the drought may drag on

In what may be an ominous sign for the end of the drought, hospital the El Nino that brought Northern California its wettest winter in five years is continuing to weaken and appears to be giving way to its atmospheric sibling — La Nina. The shift in Pacific Ocean temperatures could mean a drier-than-normal winter […]

Pro-biz group releases “job-killer” and “job-creator” lists

Pro-biz group releases “job-killer” and “job-creator” lists

. The annual “job-creator” and “job-killer” lists are out — 31 top priorities of the California Chamber of Commerce. The pro-business group, which spent nearly $4.3 million in 2015 on lobbying in the Capitol, is primarily focused on reducing “meritless” litigation for job creation. And there are a range of bills spanning oil production barriers, increased labor costs and […]

CPUC President and Energy Regulators Should Explain “Blackout Blackmail” Lies In State Reports About Aliso Blackouts Under Oath, Consumer Watchdog Says

CPUC President and Energy Regulators Should Explain “Blackout Blackmail” Lies In State Reports About Aliso Blackouts Under Oath, Consumer Watchdog Says

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Consumer Watchdog has written legislative leaders to call for answers under oath from PUC President Michael Picker and other energy regulators about why state reports misrepresented Southern California natural gas reserves and capacity to invoke the threat of blackouts if Aliso Canyon’s gas reserves are shut down. […]

Judge rejects legalizing prostitution in CA

Judge rejects legalizing prostitution in CA

By James Poulos . A push by current and former sex workers in San Francisco to legalize prostitution has been rebuffed by a California judge. “Erotic Service Provider Legal, Education & Research Project — a San Francisco-based advocacy group — sued Attorney General Kamala Harris and district attorneys of four counties in March 2015,” Courthouse News reported, “claiming […]

Southern California braces for summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

Southern California braces for summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

LOS ANGELES — State officials warned Tuesday that Southern California could experience as many as 14 days of blackouts this summer due to the massive methane leak in Aliso Canyon. The Aliso Canyon storage facility in the hills above the Los Angeles section of Porter Ranch is at one-fifth of its capacity because of a […]

Critics demand accountability for education-funding tax prior to extension vote

Critics demand accountability for education-funding tax prior to extension vote