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Navajo and Hopi People Lose Out Big in Energy Decision

Navajo and Hopi People Lose Out Big in Energy Decision

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator The board members of an Arizona aqueduct system voted in favor of obtaining power outside of the Navajo Generating Station, dealing a blow to the coal plant’s future. In a Thursday meeting, the Central Arizona Project board members voted to approve a 20-year power agreement with AZ Solar 1. The decision comes as a […]

City of Thousand Oaks Hosts Energy Workshops to Gather Feedback on Energy Action Plan

City of Thousand Oaks Hosts Energy Workshops to Gather Feedback on Energy Action Plan

Guiding the community’s energy usage for years to come On Tuesday, April 24th, the City of Thousand Oaks is holding an engagement event on the creation of an Energy Action Plan (EAP). The event will offer residents the opportunity to voice their input on future energy-related policies and programs in the City of Thousand Oaks. […]

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

    By Paul Driessen It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the […]

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

. By Paul Driessen Under the current offshore energy program developed during the Obama years, 94% of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is off limits to leasing and drilling. Under the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) announced January 4 by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, over 90% of OCS acreage and 98% of “undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and […]

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 […]

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