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Kerry Jackson – Climate Change and Big Oil

Our guest this week is Kerry Jackson, PRI’s senior fellow on California Reform.  Kerry has been following Gov. Newsom’s and Attorney General Bonta’s lawsuit on oil companies and its implications.  He also discusses SB 253, a corporate climate change disclosure bill; the federal and state push for electric busses including ...
Climate Change

Read about state climate change lawsuit

Newsom-Bonta lawsuit against oil industry good PR strategy, bad for fighting climate change

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court, suing a number of oil companies as well as the American Petroleum Institute for “creating, contributing to, and/or assisting in the creation of state-wide climate change-related harms in California.” The lawsuit ...
California

Cali’s Climate Change Budget Cuts Show Programs Are More About Politics Than Cutting Emissions

Sobered by the reality of a budget deficit, the governor has proposed cutting money for climate programs. It was surely a hard choice, but practical. Something has to go and there’s no better place to show spending discipline than by holding back funds dedicated to a political fantasy. After years ...
California

California’s misguided climate change priorities

According to a new study released last month, California’s wildfires in 2020 spewed nearly 127 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.  This was twice the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that California had achieved over 18 years, according to the UCLA-University of Chicago study. Likewise, California’s 2018 ...
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Urban bike lanes no answer to climate change ‘code red’

But not in California, where the barriers to having a constructive debate about this issue are many. They start with the huge logical gap between the state’s goal to have “eligible” renewable power sources and zero-carbon resources supply 100 percent of California’s electricity retail sales and the electricity used by ...
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Oh Canada! Oh California! – Climate Change and the Wildfire Season

I’ve just returned from a train vacation through the Canadian Rockies. They were truly majestic – I felt a little closer to heaven. Thanks to an unusually cold spring, the Rockies were still snow-capped and glistening.  It was also that time of the year when the wildlife was out and ...
Climate Change

Wayne Winegarden featured in Northern California Record on Climate Change Lawsuit Study

Wayne Winegarden was featured in Nor Cal Record in Sarah Downey’s piece “Greenhouse gas litigation is disincentiving energy innovation, Pacific Research Institute finds” discussing his recent climate change lawsuit study: With gas prices now above $6 in California and continuing to rise, a new Pacific Research Institute brief has found that all the litigation ...
Climate Change

Wayne Winegarden’s Findings on the Effects of Climate Change Litigation on Innovation Featured in The Epoch Times

Wayne Winegarden’s findings on the effects that recent climate change litigation is having on innovation was featured in Nathan Worcester’s piece, “Big Cities’ Climate Lawsuits Against Big Oil Scrutinized” in the Epoch Times: A recent wave of government climate change lawsuits against oil and gas firms may prove deeply harmful, actually inhibiting the growth ...
Business & Economics

NEW BRIEF: City and State Climate Change Lawsuits Drive Up Gas Prices, Discourage Clean Energy Innovation

SACRAMENTO – City and state climate change lawsuits discourage private sector innovation required to meet America’s clean energy goals – and expensive judgements in these cases can increase gas prices by 31-cents per gallon, finds a new issue brief released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute.   “Sustainably addressing ...
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Climate Change: Adapt Or Mitigate?

Along the Sonoma County coast, CalTrans is relocating a stretch of Highway 1 farther inland in response to the ocean taking out about a foot per year of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific. This concept is often referred to as managed retreat, where entire communities and neighborhoods are forced to ...
California

Kerry Jackson – Climate Change and Big Oil

Our guest this week is Kerry Jackson, PRI’s senior fellow on California Reform.  Kerry has been following Gov. Newsom’s and Attorney General Bonta’s lawsuit on oil companies and its implications.  He also discusses SB 253, a corporate climate change disclosure bill; the federal and state push for electric busses including ...
Climate Change

Read about state climate change lawsuit

Newsom-Bonta lawsuit against oil industry good PR strategy, bad for fighting climate change

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court, suing a number of oil companies as well as the American Petroleum Institute for “creating, contributing to, and/or assisting in the creation of state-wide climate change-related harms in California.” The lawsuit ...
California

Cali’s Climate Change Budget Cuts Show Programs Are More About Politics Than Cutting Emissions

Sobered by the reality of a budget deficit, the governor has proposed cutting money for climate programs. It was surely a hard choice, but practical. Something has to go and there’s no better place to show spending discipline than by holding back funds dedicated to a political fantasy. After years ...
California

California’s misguided climate change priorities

According to a new study released last month, California’s wildfires in 2020 spewed nearly 127 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.  This was twice the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that California had achieved over 18 years, according to the UCLA-University of Chicago study. Likewise, California’s 2018 ...
Blog

Urban bike lanes no answer to climate change ‘code red’

But not in California, where the barriers to having a constructive debate about this issue are many. They start with the huge logical gap between the state’s goal to have “eligible” renewable power sources and zero-carbon resources supply 100 percent of California’s electricity retail sales and the electricity used by ...
Blog

Oh Canada! Oh California! – Climate Change and the Wildfire Season

I’ve just returned from a train vacation through the Canadian Rockies. They were truly majestic – I felt a little closer to heaven. Thanks to an unusually cold spring, the Rockies were still snow-capped and glistening.  It was also that time of the year when the wildlife was out and ...
Climate Change

Wayne Winegarden featured in Northern California Record on Climate Change Lawsuit Study

Wayne Winegarden was featured in Nor Cal Record in Sarah Downey’s piece “Greenhouse gas litigation is disincentiving energy innovation, Pacific Research Institute finds” discussing his recent climate change lawsuit study: With gas prices now above $6 in California and continuing to rise, a new Pacific Research Institute brief has found that all the litigation ...
Climate Change

Wayne Winegarden’s Findings on the Effects of Climate Change Litigation on Innovation Featured in The Epoch Times

Wayne Winegarden’s findings on the effects that recent climate change litigation is having on innovation was featured in Nathan Worcester’s piece, “Big Cities’ Climate Lawsuits Against Big Oil Scrutinized” in the Epoch Times: A recent wave of government climate change lawsuits against oil and gas firms may prove deeply harmful, actually inhibiting the growth ...
Business & Economics

NEW BRIEF: City and State Climate Change Lawsuits Drive Up Gas Prices, Discourage Clean Energy Innovation

SACRAMENTO – City and state climate change lawsuits discourage private sector innovation required to meet America’s clean energy goals – and expensive judgements in these cases can increase gas prices by 31-cents per gallon, finds a new issue brief released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute.   “Sustainably addressing ...
Blog

Climate Change: Adapt Or Mitigate?

Along the Sonoma County coast, CalTrans is relocating a stretch of Highway 1 farther inland in response to the ocean taking out about a foot per year of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific. This concept is often referred to as managed retreat, where entire communities and neighborhoods are forced to ...
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