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.
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.
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.
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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 mistaken new energy law spells trouble for everyone. As business flees, the politicians in Sacramento are going to want to inflict the same burdens on the rest of us to "make things fair." This energy-wound is self inflicted. California should adopt a wiser course and others should avoid repeating their mistake.
All of these proposals remains “magical thinking” at this point, according to an editorial in the journal Nature.
California's government flunks basic math.
California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that mandates the state obtain 100 percent of its electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2045, marking a major win for the environmental movement.
Years behind schedule and $60 billion over budget, estimated construction costs have now risen to over $1.2 million per mile of track.
Legislators in the California Assembly passed a zero-carbon bill on Tuesday, putting the state one step closer toward an unprecedented new mandate for emissions-free electricity.
“The bottom line of the real fire data produced by the State of California and in the peer-reviewed literature is clear: there has been no upward trend in the number of wildfires in California during the past decades,” Mass wrote on his blog. “In fact, the frequency of fires has declined,” he wrote. “And in most of the state, there has not been an increasing trend in area burned during the past several decades.”
But Greens go apoplectic over a rule change that would have no climate or other benefits.