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‘GREEN’ California is More Reliant on Foreign Oil Than Ever Before

‘GREEN’ California is More Reliant on Foreign Oil Than Ever Before

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Contributor . California’s biggest source of crude oil imports is now Saudi Arabia with more than 98 million barrels in 2017. Environmentalists want Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing new oil and gas leases. However, that will only make California more reliant on foreign countries. There’s a growing call for California […]

America First Energy Conference | “An amazing day”

America First Energy Conference | “An amazing day”

  By Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris New Orleans event reveals much of what has been hidden from the energy debate “It will be an amazing day,” announced Dr. Tim Huelskamp at the start of the America First Energy Conference (AFEC) held on August 7 in New Orleans. “You’re going to learn a lot… about so many […]

‘Instanity’ | Gov. Brown Reacts Predictably to Trump’s Move Nixing Clean Power Plan

‘Instanity’ | Gov. Brown Reacts Predictably to Trump’s Move Nixing Clean Power Plan

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown said the Trump administration’s decision to replace an Obama-era rule designed to curb carbon emissions is tantamount to “war against humanity.” “This is a declaration of war against America and all of humanity — it will not stand,” Brown told his Twitter followers Tuesday. “Truth and common […]

Navajo and Hopi People Lose Out Big in Energy Decision

Navajo and Hopi People Lose Out Big in Energy Decision

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator The board members of an Arizona aqueduct system voted in favor of obtaining power outside of the Navajo Generating Station, dealing a blow to the coal plant’s future. In a Thursday meeting, the Central Arizona Project board members voted to approve a 20-year power agreement with AZ Solar 1. The decision comes as a […]

City of Thousand Oaks Hosts Energy Workshops to Gather Feedback on Energy Action Plan

City of Thousand Oaks Hosts Energy Workshops to Gather Feedback on Energy Action Plan

Guiding the community’s energy usage for years to come On Tuesday, April 24th, the City of Thousand Oaks is holding an engagement event on the creation of an Energy Action Plan (EAP). The event will offer residents the opportunity to voice their input on future energy-related policies and programs in the City of Thousand Oaks. […]

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

    By Paul Driessen It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the […]

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

. By Paul Driessen Under the current offshore energy program developed during the Obama years, 94% of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is off limits to leasing and drilling. Under the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) announced January 4 by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, over 90% of OCS acreage and 98% of “undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and […]

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

  By Tom Harris Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on December 18, three days before this extra chilly winter officially […]

Central Coast Innovation Awards | A Call for Nominations

Central Coast Innovation Awards | A Call for Nominations

. Produced in partnership with the Office of Technology & Industry Alliances at UC Santa Barbara, we’ve developed a shared vision about a program that is truly regional. Our awards will recognize innovation not just in technology but also in agribusiness, energy/environmental sciences, design and bio-science, fields where the region has produced world-class companies. This […]

California lawmakers seek to stop power companies from imposing disaster costs on customers

California lawmakers seek to stop power companies from imposing disaster costs on customers

Several California state lawmakers have introduced legislation to ensure that the state’s big utilities can’t saddle customers with higher rates if the utility has been negligent in connection …