Officials Say Climate Change Is Straining California’s Energy System

Extreme heat, severe wildfires and prolonged drought put California residents at increased risk of power outages, as climate-change-induced extreme weather puts additional stress on the state’s already taxed energy grid, officials said on Friday. Officials said in an online briefing that they are preparing for a scenario that will see California’s energy demand fall behind …

Biden Restores California’s Power to Set Strict Exhaust Rules

“Automakers are committed to working collaboratively and constructively with California and other states to ensure vehicles are efficient, clean and affordable for everyone,” said John Bozzella, president of the Automotive Innovation Alliance. A dozen automakers, including Ford, General Motors, Stellantis, Toyota and Volvo. “Collaboration between governments at all levels will be essential to achieving our …

Rooftop Solar Fight Threatens California’s Climate Goals

Some energy experts say utilities won’t be able to generate or buy enough renewable energy to replace what would be lost from the decline in rooftop solar panels, which provide 9 percent of the state’s electricity in 2020, more than nuclear and coal combined. Mark Z. Jacobson, professor of civic and environmental energy at Stanford, …

Billions of Lending Program to Help California’s Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — The Department of Transportation will work with California to provide billions of dollars in loans to strengthen the state’s overwhelmed ports and supply chain infrastructure to prevent recurrence of bottlenecks that impede the flow of goods into the United States. States, officials announced on Thursday. A department spokesperson said that most projects will …

California’s Housing Crisis Looks Big for Gavin Newsom

Median house price in California Overshadowed $800,000. Tenants in the state are among the most costly in the country. More than 100,000 people sleep outside or in their cars every night. A crisis, a disaster, religion of grief, a disgrace – no matter what journalists and politicians say, people across the stateIncluding all major candidates …

California’s Housing Crisis Looks Big for Gavin Newsom

Median house price in California Overshadowed $800,000. Tenants in the state are among the most costly in the country. More than 100,000 people sleep outside or in their cars every night. A crisis, a disaster, religion of grief, a disgrace – no matter what journalists and politicians say, people across the stateIncluding all major candidates …

These Two Rumors Are Going Viral Before California’s Recall Elections

Aspect California’s September 14 election whether it is on Recall Governor Gavin Newsom The closer we get, the more unfounded rumors about the event increase. Two widely circulated on the internet, how and why they spread, said they were wrong, state and local officials said. Rumor No. 1: Holes in ballot envelopes were used to …

California’s Plan to Make New Buildings Greener Will Increase Costs, Too

But in other places, like San Bernardino, a much less affluent city east of Los Angeles, where a typical home sells for around $529,000, the cost of solar panels and batteries can be a greater burden for home buyers. “If we push it and do things that are modern and efficient and green, we tend …

A Judge declared California’s Concert Worker Law unconstitutional. Now

Encouraged by a California election victory last year that protected their drivers’ independence, gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft have stepped up a crackdown on what they’re calling a “third way of work” in recent months to classify independent gig workers. limited benefits without gaining employee status. However, this plan is a Friday evening. …

California’s Concert Worker Law Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

A California law protecting concert workers A California Supreme Court judge on Friday evening considered independent contractors to be unconstitutional and unenforceable while giving them some limited benefits. The decision isn’t likely to affect the new law immediately and is sure to face appeals from Uber and other so-called gig economy companies. reopened Discussion about …