BY RON STEIN: Until we find that alternate energy, the magical elixir that replaces current reliable energy sources, we will have to admit EVERY industry and infrastructure that relies on energy from the deep earth minerals/fuels to “move things and make thousands of products” in support of global economies are increasing their usage each year of those energy sources, not decreasing it.
By Ron Stein The problem with the Paris Climate Agreement, the National Climate Assessment report, and other forecasts, is that most of the nations of the world have bought into the “forecasted conclusions” regardless of the validity of the assumptions.
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 Ron Stein California is the fifth largest economy in the world. By trying to force its climate and energy policies on the nation, California may be putting the U.S. at national security risk.
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 Ronald Stein Closing ANY refinery in California or nationwide would result in a PERMANENT hit to the economy and increased emissions from foreign suppliers.
By Ronald Stein and Todd Royal Can wind and solar keep the lights on and transportation moving?
The USA is now a net exporter of crude oil, with crude oil exports exceeding imports. This oil boom is beneficial to 49 states, but not to California.
"ACE" will allow America to develop affordable and reliable carbon management technologies that can be shared with the world.
California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has proposed banning a critical refinery process technology at two Southern California refineries that is required for manufacturing cleaner-burning gasoline.
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.
California households are already paying about 40 percent more than the national average for electricity and $1.00 more per gallon of gas.
California's government flunks basic math.
California's new zero-emissions energy bill flunks basic math.