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Governor Newsom’s Recall Challenges

February 8, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Governor Newsom’s fiscal challenges may be the driving force for the current recall efforts. Under his guidance (I did not use the word leadership), he continues to perpetuate the state’s dysfunctional energy polices and continues to do everything possible to further INCREASE the costs for energy for its 40 million residents. […]

California Secretly Struggles With Renewables

January 18, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ California has hooked up a grid battery system that is almost ten times bigger than the previous world record holder, but when it comes to making renewables reliable it is so small it might as well not exist. The new battery array is rated at a storage capacity of 1,200 […]

California Public Advocates Office “Common Interest Agreement” With The Sierra Club To Ban Natural Gas

December 7, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The residents of California are struggling as the impacts of the global pandemic have impacted their working conditions, hours and in many instances, their household incomes and financial stability. Despite having the highest poverty rate in the country, the California Public Advocates Office (CalPA) and the Sierra Club have joined forces, […]

California’s Energy Scorecard Fails On The World Stage

September 20, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California, with 0.5 percent of the world’s population (40 million vs 8 billion) professes to be the leader of everything and through its dysfunctional energy policies imports more electricity than any other state – currently at 32 percent from the Northwest and Southwest – and has forced California to be the […]

The Blackouts Are Coming! The Blackouts Are Coming!

September 9, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The understatement of California’s trouble was announced by officials who admitted an over reliance on wind and solar power. The governor said there was not enough wind to keep the turbines going and cloud cover and night fall restricted solar power. The state has fallen thousands of megawatts behind its […]

California Reveals Troubling Energy Future For The Nation

August 28, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The State of California was once the land of opportunity, captured by the song, “California Here I Come.” In the latter half of the 20th century, following the end of World War II, the Golden State’s population more than tripled in size, from just over 10.6 million in 1950, to nearly […]

The Disparate Impact Of California Climate Policies

June 17, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ To the detriment of those that can least afford expensive energy, California climate policies have driven up the cost of electricity and fuels to be among the highest in the country. The cost burdens of those policies may be fueling (no pun intended) the basis of a rebellion as the state’s […]

California’s Post COVID-19 Financial Catastrophe

May 4, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Californians will continue to pay some of the highest costs for electricity and fuel use as the State unexpectedly collides catastrophically with the global pandemic that will impact businesses and employment for an unpredictable economic future. The State’s much-touted $21 billion operating-budget surplus is likely to disappear entirely due to declining […]

Governor Newsom Doubling Down To Dismantle The California Economy

December 22, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With California’s energy costs for electricity and fuels among the highest in the country, Governor Newsom just doubled down to increase inflation with actions to further reduce oil production and putting more electrical loads on a state that cannot generate enough electricity to meet its own needs. The Governor’s recent actions […]

A California Economy Built On Wind And Solar Is A Mirage

December 21, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In its never-ending war to demonstrate political correctness in the era of “climate change,” California lawmakers are demonstrating their ignorance of economics and resource allocation and angering voters across the nation in the process. Just last year, the California legislature enacted a law that requires the state to obtain all of its […]

CalEPA Studying Ways To Sunset The California Economy

November 18, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California is about to take one giant step toward following Germany’s failed climate goals which should be a wake-up all for governments everywhere. Yes, you guessed it, our legislatures have authorized CalEPA in the 2019 – 2020 California State budget and Assembly Bill AB 74 to conduct studies and identify strategies […]