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California’s Cap-and-Trade Climate Program Could Generate More Than $8 Billion by 2027, Report Says

Although California’s cap-and-trade program was designed to combat climate change, a new analysis predicts it could also provide significant cash — as much as $8 billion in a decade’s time — for state and regional programs. The report issued Tuesday by the independent Legislative Analyst’s Office projects a wide range of revenue generated by the sale […]

Southern Employment Growth Passes West as Fastest in U.S.

The nation’s shrinking pool of available workers is shifting the economic balance of power in the U.S., with the South surpassing the West as the region boasting the fastest job growth. During the three months ending in October, employment in the South was up 1.8% from the same period last year, compared with 1.7% in the West, according to […]

Survey: South Australians Fed Up with Unreliable Expensive Green Power

South Australians, the world’s renewable crash test dummies, have just overwhelmingly rated affordability and reliability of supply as more important than tackling climate change in an online survey – but they still want their green energy revolution. This survey is fascinating for a number of reasons. People under 25 are the strongest supporters of renewable […]

ANWR: What’s at Stake?

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) evokes stirring, iconic imagery in our minds: polar bears, glaciers, foraging herds of caribou on wind-swept plains. The prospect of oil and gas companies entering the region’s landscape leaves many people unsettled and, as one would foresee, proposals to open a portion of ANWR for energy exploration have faced […]

PG&E Customers Face Higher Monthly Bills During Early 2018

PG&E customers can expect to ring in the New Year with a 2.8 percent hike in their monthly bills during the first two months of 2018, the utility giant proposed in a regulatory filing on Friday. In the rate filing, PG&E asked that the state Public Utilities Commission defer an annual recalculation of monthly bills […]

California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K.and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.  California Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat who is chairman of the chamber’s budget committee, said he plans to introduce a bill that, starting in 2040, would allow the state’s motor […]

Tesla Truck ‘Will Require Power of 4,000 Homes to Recharge’

Maybe they could put some solar panels on its roof and only recharge in daylight and/or when it’s windy. Tesla’s recently unveiled electric truck will require the equivalent power used by up to 4,000 homes to recharge, says Energy Live News. That’s according to new analysis by an energy consultancy, which calculated it based on […]

Chinese Investors Sue McAuliffe, Rodham Over Green-Car Investments

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s brother Anthony Rodham are facing a $17 million fraud lawsuit from Chinese investors in Greentech Automotive, an electric car company that appears to be struggling to survive. A group of 32 Chinese citizens filed the suit last week in Fairfax County, Virginia court, claiming […]

The Big Slide in Renewable Energy Tells the Real Story

No, renewables are not taking over the world anytime soon. Guest essay by Bjørn Lomborg We have spent the last two centuries getting off renewables because they were mostly weak, costly and unreliable. Half a century ago, in 1966, the world got 15.6% of its energy from renewables. Today (2016) we still get less of our […]