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The Columbus Dispatch
Connect Ohio puts broadband programs on hold, waits for funding Connect Ohio has had to pull the plug on some of its programs that promote br
Connect Ohio puts broadband programs on hold, waits for funding
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 4 hours ago
Connect Ohio has had to pull the plug on some of its programs that promote broadband access while state lawmakers continue tinkering with funding for the organization — something that... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Unknown source contaminating water in SLTDanny and Jen Lukins listen to water officials talk about PCE in the groundwate
Unknown source contaminating water in SLT
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 5 hours ago
Danny and Jen Lukins listen to water officials talk about PCE in the groundwater near the Y in South Lake Tahoe. Photo/LTN Two underground plumes of a highly toxic chemical are inching their way toward Lake Tahoe. Even though tetrachloroethylene, or... Read more
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The Marietta Times
State bill drops most mandates for landlinesOhio House Bill 64, the state's two-year budget passed last summer, included a
State bill drops most mandates for landlines
The Marietta Times / Posted 8 hours ago
Ohio House Bill 64, the state's two-year budget passed last summer, included a provision to deregulate landlines, meaning companies could cut the cord in providing traditional home phone services. Though the actual implementation could take until... Read more
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Nevada Appeal
Regulators hear arguments on ‘grandfathering’ Nevada solar usersNevada regulators fielded hours of arguments Monday on whether existing rooftop
Regulators hear arguments on ‘grandfathering’ Nevada solar users
Nevada Appeal / Posted 14 hours ago
Nevada regulators fielded hours of arguments Monday on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be grandfathered into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved just before the new year. Hundreds of rooftop solar workers showed up to... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Regulators Hear Arguments on 'Grandfathering' Solar UsersNevada regulators heard arguments Monday on whether existing rooftop solar cust
Regulators Hear Arguments on 'Grandfathering' Solar Users
KTVN Reno / Posted 16 hours ago
Nevada regulators heard arguments Monday on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be "grandfathered" into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved before the new year. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission is expected to make a... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Regulators hearing arguments on 'grandfathering' solar usersLas Vegas, NV (KTNV/AP) - Nevada regulators are set to hear arguments on whethe
Regulators hearing arguments on 'grandfathering' solar users
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 19 hours ago
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV/AP) - Nevada regulators are set to hear arguments on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be "grandfathered" into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved before the new year. The Nevada Public Utilities... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Regulators Hearing Arguments on 'Grandfathering' Solar UsersNevada regulators are hearing arguments on whether existing rooftop solar custo
Regulators Hearing Arguments on 'Grandfathering' Solar Users
KTVN Reno / Posted 19 hours ago
Nevada regulators are hearing arguments on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be "grandfathered" into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved before the new year. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission held a hearing on the... Read more
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FOX 11 Reno
Regulators hearing arguments on 'grandfathering' solar usersCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada regulators are set to hear arguments on whethe
Regulators hearing arguments on 'grandfathering' solar users
FOX 11 Reno / Posted 23 hours ago
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada regulators are set to hear arguments on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be "grandfathered" into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved before the new year. The Nevada Public Utilities... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Regulators hearing arguments on 'grandfathering' solar usersCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada regulators are set to hear arguments on whether
Regulators hearing arguments on 'grandfathering' solar users
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 23 hours ago
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada regulators are set to hear arguments on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be "grandfathered" into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved before the new year. The Nevada Public Utilities... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Regulators hearing arguments on 'grandfathering' solar usersCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada regulators are set to hear arguments on whether
Regulators hearing arguments on 'grandfathering' solar users
KTVN Reno / Posted yesterday
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada regulators are set to hear arguments on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be "grandfathered" into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved before the new year. The Nevada Public Utilities... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
How and when to install a rooftop solar systemCalifornia regulators have set new rules for compensating rooftop solar owners,
How and when to install a rooftop solar system
Los Angeles Times / Posted yesterday
California regulators have set new rules for compensating rooftop solar owners, so now what? Do you buy a solar system now or later? Is a lease better than purchasing? How about a loan? As the pace of purchasing solar power systems picks up, it can... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Nevada’s solar bait-and-switchBy Jacques Leslie, New York Times When President Obama proclaimed in his State
Nevada’s solar bait-and-switch
Lake Tahoe News / Posted yesterday
By Jacques Leslie, New York Times When President Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union address last month that “solar is saving Americans tens of millions of dollars a year on their energy bills,” he clearly wasn’t talking about Nevada. In... Read more
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Silicon Valley
State orders inspections, new rules for gas wells after SoCal gas leakSAN BRUNO -- State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Sout
State orders inspections, new rules for gas wells after SoCal gas leak
Silicon Valley / Posted yesterday
SAN BRUNO -- State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Southern California, have issued emergency regulations and orders for inspections of all gas wells in California, including those owned by PG&E, which said Sunday that it is... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
State orders inspections and new rules for gas wells after SouCal gas leakSAN BRUNO -- State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Sout
State orders inspections and new rules for gas wells after SouCal gas leak
Inside Bay Area / Posted yesterday
SAN BRUNO -- State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Southern California, have issued emergency regulations and orders for inspections of all gas wells in California, including those owned by PG&E, which said Sunday that it is... Read more
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The Mercury News
State orders inspections, new rules for gas wells after SoCal gas leakSAN BRUNO -- State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Sout
State orders inspections, new rules for gas wells after SoCal gas leak
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
SAN BRUNO -- State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Southern California, have issued emergency regulations and orders for inspections of all gas wells in California, including those owned by PG&E, which said Sunday that it is... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
State orders inspections and new rules for gas wells after SouCal gas leakSAN BRUNO -- State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Sout
State orders inspections and new rules for gas wells after SouCal gas leak
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted yesterday
SAN BRUNO -- State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Southern California, have issued emergency regulations and orders for inspections of all gas wells in California, including those owned by PG&E, which said Sunday that it is... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
2 Things to Watch When SolarCity Corp Reports EarningsImage source: SolarCity. When the solar investment tax credit (ITC) passed in
2 Things to Watch When SolarCity Corp Reports Earnings
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
Image source: SolarCity. When the solar investment tax credit (ITC) passed in December, the entire solar industry rejoiced and SolarCity Corp seemed to have dodged a bullet that could have derailed its high-growth business. But since that time, more... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Largely invisible network of pipelines, gas storage presents regional methane riskThe thousands of miles of pipelines and seven underground natural gas fields in
Largely invisible network of pipelines, gas storage presents regional methane risk
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
The thousands of miles of pipelines and seven underground natural gas fields in the Sacramento region offer little surface-level evidence of the billions of cubic feet of natural gas under storage. Some of the infrastructure sits close to schools... Read more
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The Times Leader
Natural gas customers see benefit of drillingAccording to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Marcellus and Utic
Natural gas customers see benefit of drilling
The Times Leader / Posted 2 days ago
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Marcellus and Utica shale regions account for 85 percent of domestic natural gas production growth since January 2012. The rapid growth in states such as Ohio and West Virginia is now... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Natural Gas Customers See Benefit of DrillingAccording to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Marcellus and Utic
Natural Gas Customers See Benefit of Drilling
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 2 days ago
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Marcellus and Utica shale regions account for 85 percent of domestic natural gas production growth since January 2012. The rapid growth in states such as Ohio and West Virginia is now... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Bill Hood: A lost opportunity to stand up to Cal AmThe Herald, in its most recent editorial, said a lot — but overlooked even more
Bill Hood: A lost opportunity to stand up to Cal Am
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 2 days ago
The Herald, in its most recent editorial, said a lot — but overlooked even more. The paper has been a regular supporter of Cal Am in its “efforts” to build a desal plant that is touted as the solution to the Peninsula’s longstanding water supply... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Sutter: Nevada's war on solarCharlie Catania signed up the first day he could. It was May 2014, and the sol
Sutter: Nevada's war on solar
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 2 days ago
Charlie Catania signed up the first day he could. It was May 2014, and the solar-leasing giant, SolarCity, had just come to town -- "town," in this case being Las Vegas, where the retired 71-year-old once worked as a Baccarat dealer. ("The James... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Why Residential Solar Stocks Struggled in JanuaryWhat: Shares of the country's biggest residential solar installers dropped in J
Why Residential Solar Stocks Struggled in January
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 days ago
What: Shares of the country's biggest residential solar installers dropped in January with SolarCity dropping 30%, Sunrun falling 19%, and SunPower down 15%. And there may be good reason for the drop. So what: In late December, the Nevada Public... Read more
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The Hill
Electric vehicle policy support is surging; now we must build the infrastructureOn the heels of several successful transportation and clean energy policies in
Electric vehicle policy support is surging; now we must build the infrastructure
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
On the heels of several successful transportation and clean energy policies in the U.S., the recent Paris Climate Accord upped the global ante for support of electric vehicles (EVs). In parallel to the sweeping accord, the International Zero Emission... Read more
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Silicon Valley
PG&E may face additional fines in criminal trial for San Bruno explosionSAN BRUNO -- PG&E could face additional fines if convicted in a criminal trial
PG&E may face additional fines in criminal trial for San Bruno explosion
Silicon Valley / Posted 3 days ago
SAN BRUNO -- PG&E could face additional fines if convicted in a criminal trial over a lethal explosion in San Bruno, according to a ruling by a federal judge who also decided that the trial, scheduled to begin in late March, should be divided into... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Utility rates set to rise in Palo AltoPalo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utili
Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water and wastewater rates all set to go up at the same time. That is the early projection from the city's Utilities Department,... Read more
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The Mercury News
PG&E may face additional fines in criminal trial for San Bruno explosionSAN BRUNO -- PG&E could face additional fines if convicted in a criminal trial
PG&E may face additional fines in criminal trial for San Bruno explosion
The Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
SAN BRUNO -- PG&E could face additional fines if convicted in a criminal trial over a lethal explosion in San Bruno, according to a ruling by a federal judge who also decided that the trial, scheduled to begin in late March, should be divided into... Read more
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The Daily Review
PG&E may face additional fines in criminal trial for San Bruno explosionSAN BRUNO -- PG&E could face additional fines if convicted in a criminal trial
PG&E may face additional fines in criminal trial for San Bruno explosion
The Daily Review / Posted 3 days ago
SAN BRUNO -- PG&E could face additional fines if convicted in a criminal trial over a lethal explosion in San Bruno, according to a ruling by a federal judge who also decided that the trial, scheduled to begin in late March, should be divided into... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
PG&E may face additional fines in criminal trial for San Bruno explosionSAN BRUNO -- PG&E could face additional fines if convicted in a criminal trial
PG&E may face additional fines in criminal trial for San Bruno explosion
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 3 days ago
SAN BRUNO -- PG&E could face additional fines if convicted in a criminal trial over a lethal explosion in San Bruno, according to a ruling by a federal judge who also decided that the trial, scheduled to begin in late March, should be divided into... Read more
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Newsmax
Porter Ranch Gas Leak Prompts Top Prosecutors to Sue SoCalGasA Porter Ranch gas leak in California has prompted top prosecutors in Los Angel
Porter Ranch Gas Leak Prompts Top Prosecutors to Sue SoCalGas
Newsmax / Posted 4 days ago
A Porter Ranch gas leak in California has prompted top prosecutors in Los Angeles County to make moves, joining a a growing group that now includes several levels of government and areas in the private sector, The Associated Press reported. LA... Read more
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Wired News
The water in Stockton has chloramines added. Will that make it the next Flint?Sometimes it seems like California—the concept of California, rather than just
The water in Stockton has chloramines added. Will that make it the next Flint?
Wired News / Posted 4 days ago
Sometimes it seems like California—the concept of California, rather than just the location—has a sense of entitlement when it comes to water. It’s not just rights or ownership of the stuff, but also the drama that follows water wherever it flows.... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Voters Could Decide Whether To Breakup State’s Utilities CommissionSacramento, CA — The California Public Utilities Commission could be a thing of
Voters Could Decide Whether To Breakup State’s Utilities Commission
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 4 days ago
Sacramento, CA — The California Public Utilities Commission could be a thing of the past if a state lawmaker has his way. Yesterday Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced plans for a Constitutional amendment that would break up the California... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Charter Grows Pay TV Subscribers in 2015Cable operator Charter Communications, in which John Malone's Liberty Broadband
Charter Grows Pay TV Subscribers in 2015
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
Cable operator Charter Communications, in which John Malone's Liberty Broadband owns a big stake and which has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable, on Thursday reported its fourth-quarter financials and confirmed that it grew its video subscribers... Read more
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Business Wire
SJW Corp. Announces Postponement of San Jose Water Company’s Cost of Capital ProceedingSAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) today announced that Sa
SJW Corp. Announces Postponement of San Jose Water Company’s Cost of Capital Proceeding
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) today announced that San Jose Water Company, its wholly owned subsidiary, along with three other California water utilities (the “Joint Parties”) received a letter dated February 1, 2016 from... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper "unlawful and ...The company's complaint centers on when an Environmental Impact Statement, or e
Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper "unlawful and ...
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
The company's complaint centers on when an Environmental Impact Statement, or environmental study of the proposed crude oil pipeline's environmental impact, is required to be performed. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission ordered Jan. 11 that... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Foes of utiliy profit guarantees brew up ad campaign An overpriced cup of coffee is being used to illustrate a complex utility-reg
Foes of utiliy profit guarantees brew up ad campaign
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
An overpriced cup of coffee is being used to illustrate a complex utility-regulation issue in a new television ad by a group that opposes profit guarantees for American Electric Power and... Read more
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The Valley Chronicle
Will PUC cave to yet another big, brazen utilityThose fires would eventually kill 13 persons, even more than the notorious natu
Will PUC cave to yet another big, brazen utility
The Valley Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Those fires would eventually kill 13 persons, even more than the notorious natural gas pipeline explosion that came about three years later in San Bruno, which ever since has plagued the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Physical... Read more
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East Bay Express
State Lawmakers Seek to Dissolve CPUC; Iconic West Oakland Arts Studio American Steel May Close1. Several lawmakers are proposing a statewide ballot measure that would break
State Lawmakers Seek to Dissolve CPUC; Iconic West Oakland Arts Studio American Steel May Close
East Bay Express / Posted 4 days ago
1. Several lawmakers are proposing a statewide ballot measure that would break up the scandal-plagued California Public Utilities Commission, the SacBee$ reports. The plan, spearheaded by Assemblymember Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, would allow the... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Revamping the electric grid could yield huge cost savings, SolarCity report saysA modern electric grid that incorporates solar, battery storage, energy efficie
Revamping the electric grid could yield huge cost savings, SolarCity report says
Los Angeles Times / Posted 4 days ago
A modern electric grid that incorporates solar, battery storage, energy efficiency and smart technology could save Californians $1.4 billion a year, according to a report released Thursday by rooftop solar giant SolarCity. In its 28-page report,... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Lawmaker Seeks To Dissolve California Utilities RegulatorThe California Public Utilities Commission headquarters in San Francisco is pic
Lawmaker Seeks To Dissolve California Utilities Regulator
KPBS San Diego / Posted 4 days ago
The California Public Utilities Commission headquarters in San Francisco is pictured in this undated photo. A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California's... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Will 2016 Be PG&E Corporation's Best Year Yet?So far for 2016, the stock market is off to one of its worst starts ever. But P
Will 2016 Be PG&E Corporation's Best Year Yet?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
So far for 2016, the stock market is off to one of its worst starts ever. But PG&E Corporation has defied market trends and is in the black. With 11 months ahead of us, investors need to know whether PG&E stock will continue to rise. Here are three... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
5 California Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stori
5 California Things to Know for Today
The Record Searchlight / Posted 5 days ago
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CALIFORNIA SENATE Attorney General Kamala Harris is gradually padding her fundraising edge over Rep. Loretta Sanchez in the... Read more
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Orange County Register
We'll all pay to charge others' electric carsThe California Public Utilities Commission approved Jan. 14 a proposal for Sout
We'll all pay to charge others' electric cars
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
The California Public Utilities Commission approved Jan. 14 a proposal for Southern California Edison to build 1,500 electric vehicle charging stations. The $22 million cost will be added to the rate base for utility bills for all SCE customers,... Read more
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New Times San Luis Obispo
Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CAThe following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 2
Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CA
New Times San Luis Obispo / Posted 5 days ago
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 29, Issue 43 Share:Coastal Commission backs Diablo Canyon billBy CHRIS MCGUINNESS The California Coastal Commission supports a state bill that would extend the life of an... Read more
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Wired News
This Week’s King Tides Give a Glimpse of Sea Level RiseFrom afar, San Francisco looks lofty compared to the sea that surrounds it on t
This Week’s King Tides Give a Glimpse of Sea Level Rise
Wired News / Posted 5 days ago
From afar, San Francisco looks lofty compared to the sea that surrounds it on three sides. But take a walk down the Embarcadero on the right day, and you can find yourself up to your ankles in brackish Bay water. Scientists have a word for these... Read more
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The Signal
Some SCV residents suspicious of gas bill spikes; company says cold weather to blameThough some Santa Clarita Valley residents may be experiencing sticker shock ov
Some SCV residents suspicious of gas bill spikes; company says cold weather to blame
The Signal / Posted 5 days ago
Though some Santa Clarita Valley residents may be experiencing sticker shock over their recent natural gas bills, the increases are not connected to the ongoing gas leak at Aliso Canyon, according to a spokeswoman from the Southern California Gas... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
A city park that bans bikes and trees?A tangle of restrictions and costs led many at Tuesday's City Council meeting t
A city park that bans bikes and trees?
Mountain View Voice / Posted 5 days ago
A tangle of restrictions and costs led many at Tuesday's City Council meeting to denounce plans for a new mini-park near Fayette Drive. The site for the future park is a vacant dirt-and-gravel stretch between El Camino Real and Fayette Drive, just... Read more
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Orange County Register
Lawmaker seeks to dissolve California utilities regulatorSACRAMENTO – A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to
Lawmaker seeks to dissolve California utilities regulator
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
SACRAMENTO – A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California’s utilities regulator following allegations of wrongdoing. Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, said the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Tear down the PUC: Legislators want to overhaul California regulatorSaying California’s utilities regulator has failed, lawmakers are seeking a con
Tear down the PUC: Legislators want to overhaul California regulator
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 days ago
Saying California’s utilities regulator has failed, lawmakers are seeking a constitutional amendment that would allow them to dismantle and rebuild the embattled California Public Utilities Commission. “Everybody recognizes the system is broken,”... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Editorial RoundupSan Francisco Chronicle on regulating California's natural gas supply: At oppo
California Editorial Roundup
The Record Searchlight / Posted 5 days ago
San Francisco Chronicle on regulating California's natural gas supply: At opposite ends of California, nervous residents are experiencing different problems with a common thread. This state's regulatory rules aren't up to the job of protecting the... Read more
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