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Plan would bring wind power from the Great Plains to California

Published: 
Sun, 01/27/2013 (All day)
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Energy

Philip Anschutz hopes to import thousands of megawatts from a massive wind farm in Wyoming. California officials are skeptical.

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California issues proposed rules for 'fracking'

Published: 
Thu, 12/20/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration proposes rules that would require more disclosure from oil companies in the state that employ hydraulic fracturing, also known as 'fracking.'

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California holds cap-and-trade auction of greenhouse gas credits

Published: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

SACRAMENTO — California environmental officials moved ahead with a first-ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution credits despite a last-minute lawsuit filed by the state Chamber of Commerce to invalidate the sale.

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California’s biggest climate hawk comes under fire

Published: 
Wed, 10/24/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

There may be no state legislative race this year more freighted with significance for clean energy than the contest in California’s 27th state Senate district.

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A Grand Experiment to Rein In Climate Change

Published: 
Sat, 10/13/2012 (All day)
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LEGGETT, Calif. — Braced against a steep slope, Robert Hrubes cinched his measuring tape around the trunk of one tree after another, barking out diameters like an auctioneer announcing bids. “Twelve point two!” “Fourteen point one!”

Mr. Hrubes’s task, a far cry from forestry of the past, was to calculate how much carbon could be stored within the tanoak, madrone and redwood trees in that plot. Every year or so, other foresters will return to make sure the trees are still standing and doing their job.