Policy News

 

  • November 16, 2011
  • California Stakes Out New Ground with its Latest Fuel Standard
  • KQED, Gretchen Weber
  • The White House proposes a strict new national fuel standard, but California still leads the way On Wednesday, just as the Obama Administration proposed strict new fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025-model cars and light trucks, the California Air Resources Board leapfrogged Washington with its own package of regulations designed to ... more ›
  • November 15, 2011
  • Where Water & Energy Converge: New Concern
  • KQED, Craig Miller
  • US power plants are “stressing” freshwater supplies, finds science watchdog group A UCS study says US power plants are sucking up three times the volume of water that goes over Niagara Falls on a daily basis. For the second time in as many weeks, a major report has emerged warning ... more ›
  • November 9, 2011
  • Trade War in Solar Takes Shape
  • New York Times, Keith Bradsher
  • HONG KONG — The United States and China are gearing up for a trade war that could catch American users of solar energy in the crossfire. The Commerce Department in Washington on Wednesday opened an investigation sought by American manufacturers who accuse the Chinese of “dumping” solar panels into the ... more ›
  • November 9, 2011
  • New Federal Fuel Rules Expected Soon, California Poised to Benefit
  • KQED News, Gretchen Weber
  • Stricter fuel standards for cars and light trucks could bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the Golden State, one report says. In July, when the Obama Administration announced a plan for strict new fuel efficiency standards that would require a fleet-wide average for cars ... more ›