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Taking California back to the bad old Enron days – Just say NO to AB 813!

A press conference and rally on the south steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento Wednesday featured actors playing Governor Jerry Brown and President Donald Trump lying together in a bed full of oil and coal in front of a large banner that proclaimed, “Jerry Brown: Don’t Submit to Trump, No More Coal, No More Drilling.” The skit, accompanied by speeches from representatives […]

August 16th

Natural gas: Fuel for the future or bridge to nowhere?

Natural gas has long been called a “bridge fuel” to renewable energy due to its presumed lower emissions rates. What industry representatives at last month’s World Gas Conference in Washington failed to mention is that there’s loads of evidence that we are reaching the end of the bridge. By Climate Denier Roundup The conference turned into megaphone for natural […]

Return of the Enron energy ripoff – coming soon to California?

A report unveiled by Consumer Watchdog, “Betting Against The House,” warns of “Enron all over again” as Governor Jerry Brown and electricity-deregulation era fixers are poised to rip off California ratepayers with a revival of the Western Power Trading casino.  By Dan Bacher Below is the news release, with a link to the report, from Consumer Watchdog: […]

June 19th

Rick Perry holds back Energy Department Grid Study. Sierra Club sues.

Sierra Club sued the Department of Energy (DOE) today for the agency’s repeated delays in providing information on Rick Perry’s ongoing grid study, amid suspicion that draft versions of the study may be dramatically altered by political appointees in the Trump Administration. Today’s lawsuit was filed after the Department of Energy failed to provide documents […]

August 16th

Youth activists stand against Oregon pipeline

It’s youth of today vs energy of the past in Oregon today. Youth climate justice leaders from Oregon and California, including plaintiffs in the climate action lawsuit Juliana v. US. (supported by Our Children’s Trust) will challenge a Liquid Natural Gas Pipeline as a threat to climate, water and communities today. By Dan Bacher  The young […]

July 15th

Renewable energy will soon be cheapest electricity

Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are already as cheap or cheaper than traditional fuels in about half of G20 countries, and are soon to be the cheapest form of electricity in every G20 country, according to a new report from Greenpeace in advance of the G20 Summit in Hamburg. By Joshua S Hill  Published […]

July 8th

D.C. court hands EPA’s Pruitt a defeat over Obama’s methane rule

In case you missed it, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency-hating EPA administrator, overstepped his authority by delaying enforcement of the standards in a rule designed by the Obama administration to reduce methane emissions from new equipment at oil and gas operations. The court ordered Pruitt to […]

July 5th

Conservative climate group CRES: After the Paris Agreement , the next steps matter

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum calls on top Trump Administration officials to continue to act responsibly on climate change, despite President Trump’s commitment to pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. TO: The Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary, Department of State The Honorable Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations The Honorable […]

June 25th