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Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

  By Tom Harris Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on December 18, three days before this extra chilly winter officially […]

Central Coast Innovation Awards | A Call for Nominations

Central Coast Innovation Awards | A Call for Nominations

. Produced in partnership with the Office of Technology & Industry Alliances at UC Santa Barbara, we’ve developed a shared vision about a program that is truly regional. Our awards will recognize innovation not just in technology but also in agribusiness, energy/environmental sciences, design and bio-science, fields where the region has produced world-class companies. This […]

California lawmakers seek to stop power companies from imposing disaster costs on customers

California lawmakers seek to stop power companies from imposing disaster costs on customers

Several California state lawmakers have introduced legislation to ensure that the state’s big utilities can’t saddle customers with higher rates if the utility has been negligent in connection …

Naughty or Nice? Trump’s Comin’ To Town!

Naughty or Nice? Trump’s Comin’ To Town!

    By Deborah Baber Savalla I was not a Twitter-user before Donald J. Trump was elected our 45th President. I became one when I accepted I could not count on traditional media outlets to report fairly (or at all!) on the President’s work on behalf of the American people. My tweet-gem today comes from United […]

The changing world energy economy

The changing world energy economy

    By James E. Smith and Alex Hatch   In recent years, particularly in the United States, we have seen substantial a change in public opinion regarding the production and distribution of energy, as well as its associated costs in the marketplace.  A good deal of that opinion can be attributed to publicity behind […]

California Is 2017’s 7th Most Energy-Efficient State – WalletHub Study

California Is 2017’s 7th Most Energy-Efficient State – WalletHub Study

Happy National Energy Awareness Month! With New York City recently announcing its three-year plan to uphold the Paris climate accord, the first among nearly 250 U.S. cities that pledged to do so, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Most & Least Energy-Efficient States. To gauge the financial impact of doing more […]

It’s Time To Make Hard Work Cool Again: A Conversation With Mike Rowe

It’s Time To Make Hard Work Cool Again: A Conversation With Mike Rowe

By James Merse 10/13/17 | Originally published in the Daily Caller Work was a supporting pillar in my family dynamic growing up, instilling a foundation that would ultimately propel me to achieve all of my career and financial goals I had set for my 25 year benchmark. Those goals are personal and private, but I […]

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

     by Steven Lyazi     I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms. Buildings are stronger, people get warned in […]

Now it’s a war on pipelines

Now it’s a war on pipelines

. By Paul Driessen The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened a new front: a war on pipelines. For years, activist zealots claimed the world was rapidly depleting its oil and natural gas supplies. The fracking revolution (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) obliterated that argument, by sending US oil and gas production to new […]

Biofuel justifications are illusory 

Biofuel justifications are illusory 

. By Paul Driessen It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program. Those who benefit from a program actively and vocally defend it, often giving millions in campaign cash to […]

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