California Adopts 100% Clean Energy Law
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 2 months ago
California is Showing the Way to a Sustainable Future!

"California Aims to Drop Fossil Fuels for Electricity by 2045" by Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press, September 10, 2018

https://www.thestate.com/...37405.html

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Posted by cubby (+2335) 2 months ago
Good for them I guess, but they will have to revamp the entire states electrical system to be able to handle all those cars charging up all the time. Read up on it some time MCD. I work in the car industry so I'm slowly learning all this hybrid car stuff. Somebody will have to pay for all the updates in CA.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 2 months ago
Who pays for disasters caused by climate change?

"California Wildfires Are Causing Billions in Damage. Who Will Pay?" by Justin Worland, Time, August 8, 2018

http://time.com/5359127/c...liability/


"2017 U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: A Historic Year in Context" by Adam B. Smith, climate.gov, January 8, 2018

https://www.climate.gov/n...toric-year
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 2 months ago
"A Different Kind of Climate Summit Comes to San Francisco" by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press, September 11, 2018

https://apnews.com/f17984...-Francisco
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Posted by tom regan (+565) 2 months ago
By 2045. I think 26 yrs is doable. The state of California has always been more environmentally friendly out of necessity. Smog control, energy conservation,renewable enery, water conservation are a necessity in a state with such a huge population.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-231) 2 months ago
Good for the land of fruits and nuts. They can just call it Northern Mexico and get into a bunch of pot head deadbeats. The reality, California imports electrical power from the weatern states coal fired generators.
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Posted by tom regan (+565) 2 months ago
Yup, California does import energy from coal-fired power plants. About 25% of their energy consumption is imported, 4% from coal. The rest comes from natural gas, hydro, nuclear, and renewables.

http://www.energy.ca.gov/...power.html
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-231) 2 months ago
Yup 46% natural gas...the coastal directional drilled holes look like a spaghetti maze. It makes North Dakota Bakken wells look like a sand box. Just the clean up and disposal of solar panels will make Buttes environmental mines look like a sand box the kids pee in.
California..the socialists dream come true...everything is free. If ya hurry and pack. We can set ya up with a GO FUND ME ACCOUNT.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-231) 2 months ago
Colorado to consider a change in the way energy companies calculate how much money they owe for extracting and selling publicly owned natural gas.

The U.S. Interior Department's Royalty Policy Committee will meet in suburban Denver Thursday.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke formed the panel to recommend ways to remove barriers to getting coal, oil and gas from public land while ensuring taxpayers get fair prices.

Supporters say changing royalty payments calculations would standardize and simplify the process.

Opponents say a loophole in the proposal could let energy companies decide how much to pay, and the public could get short-changed.

The committee will also consider a proposal to speed up the process drill permits on public land.
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Posted by tom regan (+565) 2 months ago
I'm sure that the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will defend the public good and make sure these fossil fuel companies pay fair royalties on the profits they have made extracting resources from our public lands. I'm also certain that he will be judicious about leasing public lands in environmentally and culturally sensitive areas.
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