California's 33% RPS Plan for a Clean Energy Future

As expected the California Legislature approved a bill formally enacting the 33% renewable portfolio standard into law.  Governor Jerry Brown will sign the measure. Little else changes since the 33% RPS goal was set by Executive Order by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  There is widespread public support for California clean energy policies. But the 33% Read more about California's 33% RPS Plan for a Clean Energy Future[…]

California After the Election: Green Vanguard or Out of Touch and Out of Time?

In the reading of tea leaves after the 2010 election, most of the ink being spilled is focused on the humbling of President Obama and the resurrection of Republicans in Congress.  Here in California, Senator Boxer was re-elected and Jerry Brown beat billionaire Meg Whitman for Governor.  Prop 19 failed to legalize pot but so Read more about California After the Election: Green Vanguard or Out of Touch and Out of Time?[…]

CARB Readies 1,000 page AB32 Rulemaking

Get ready for a CARB AB32 Rules cram down ahead! Politico reports that the California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) will publish more than 1,000 pages of proposed rules to reduce greenhouse gases at California power plants and other large industrial sites just as the polls close November 2nd where Proposition 23 is on the ballot. Read more about CARB Readies 1,000 page AB32 Rulemaking[…]

6.5 Quake Reminds Us California is a Wild Ride

USGS now pegs Saturday (Jan 9 2010) earthquake about ten miles underneath the Pacific Ocean off the California Coast near Eureka at magnitude 6.5.  Had it hit 200 miles south closer to the heavily populated San Francisco Bay are this would have been REALLY bad. Here in the Bay Area we didn’t feel this latest Read more about 6.5 Quake Reminds Us California is a Wild Ride[…]