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Ronald Stein is the Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure at PTS Advance headquartered in Irvine, California and a researcher and commentator on climate, energy, environment and public policy.

By law, California high speed rail may be doomed to fail

By Ronald Stein It has been 10 years since passage of California Proposition 1A the High-Speed Rail Act that approved the $9.95 billion bond, a down payment on a high-speed rail project that was optimistically estimated by proponents at that time to cost $40 billion. Today, the California high-speed rail cost may approach $100 billion. Public enthusiasm is obviously dwindling.

By |2018-12-04T17:13:06+00:00December 4th, 2018|Economy|Comments Off on By law, California high speed rail may be doomed to fail

California supports “Big Oil” — So long as it’s foreign

By Ronald Stein California is home to the largest crude oil reserves in America, but the States’ choice to not drill for that oil requires in-state manufacturers to “export” billions of dollars annually to oil rich foreign countries to import their oil to meet the state’s energy demands.

By |2018-11-02T14:01:40+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on California supports “Big Oil” — So long as it’s foreign

America is following Germany’s failed climate goals

Germany was the first major economy to make a big shift in its energy mix toward low carbon sources, but Germany is failing to meet its climate goals of reducing harmful carbon-dioxide emissions even after spending over $580 billion by 2025 to overhaul its energy systems. Germany’s emissions miss should be a “wake-up” call for governments everywhere.

By |2018-09-24T17:14:04+00:00September 24th, 2018|Climate, Energy|Comments Off on America is following Germany’s failed climate goals