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California’s ‘Renewable’ Energy Grid on Verge of Crisis

California claims to be able to permanently replace fossil-fuel generated electricity with “intermittent” wind and solar generation, but the state’s electrical grid is on the verge of crisis as it may soon run out of the ability to import enough fossil-fuel electricity.

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Un-Happy California Labor Day: 840 Factory Jobs Leaving

The 840-employee Ashley Furniture factory in Colton, California is preparing to shut down over Labor Day weekend — thanks to the state’s new $15 minimum hourly wage — and join the over 9,000 companies that have left California in the last seven years.

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Cal Senate Extends Cap-and-Trade for Another Decade

The California Senate voted overwhelmingly — and surprisingly — to extend the state’s landmark AB 32 cap-and-trade law to limit so-called “greenhouse gasses” for another decade to 2030.

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California Senate Fight over Jerry Brown’s Climate Change Agenda

Amplifying AB 32, the Schwarzenegger-era cap-and-trade law, Democrat legislators in California are set to impose even more aggressive greenhouse gas reductions that would lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to 80% below 1990 levels by the year 2050.