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On Health Care, Energy, and Education, A To-Do List for the New Congress

Recent public opinion surveys highlight the policy priorities that voters have for the next Congress:   90 percent of those surveyed in a July Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll said health care costs, including prescription drug costs, were very or somewhat important issue upon which they would decide their ...
Education

Policy To-Do Lists

Policy to-do Lists for Congress “The new Congress faces unfinished business: they need to expand patient choice and competition in health care, including rolling back the new price controls on drugs that discourage innovation and competition, reverse the pandemic’s effects on student learning, and eliminate expensive and burdensome government energy ...
Energy

Nick Loris – The Impact of “Green” Policies

Our guest this week is Nick Loris, Vice President of Public Policy at C3 Solutions, short for Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions.
Blackouts

Are Europe’s Energy Problems A Preview of Things to Come in California?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of climate bills that supercharge the rush to renewable energy, much of Europe was preparing for a winter shivering in the dark. Why does California think that the problems created by a reckless commitment to green energy elsewhere will bypass this state?   ...
Blackouts

CAPITAL IDEAS: When June Gloom Lasts All Year

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF The overcast days of June Gloom, a month of cloud and fog cover along the usually sunny Southern California coastal regions, can be a bit depressing. It’s a natural phenomenon that can’t be controlled. The same can’t be said about the man-made darkness ahead that will affect ...
Blackouts

Energy Shortfalls In California? Who Would Have Ever Thought That?

Policymakers continue running along the diving board over an empty pool, determined to turn California green by outlawing any electricity-generating source that isn’t wind and solar. It’s not that they don’t know better. They do. Yet they refuse to deviate from their agenda. Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission ...
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Is California Reconsidering Its Decision to Eliminate Nuclear Energy?

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden As expected, the Newsom administration has asked Washington about qualifying for federal funds to help keep the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open beyond its planned retirement date – “to maximize options to maintain electricity reliability as new projects come online,” Cabinet Secretary Ana ...
Blackouts

California, Sunny With A Near-100% Chance Of Blackouts

In Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget released last week, he asked for $5 billion to shore up the state’s electrical grid, calling energy reliability “an endless struggle” in California. And endless will it ever be as long as policymakers continue to pursue, with zero flexibility, an all-green energy portfolio by ...
Climate Change

To Help The Earth Let’s Acknowledge The Limits Of Alternative Energy

Earth Day is this week. A day set aside to celebrate “the planet’s clean natural resources”, which is now synonymous with alleviating the costs associated with global climate change. Since alternative technologies are viewed as clean resources that will solve the problem of global climate change, the website earthday.org claims that, consumer demand for ...
Agriculture

More Talk, Less Action as Dry, Hot Summer Approaches

On Tuesday, Gov. Newsom travelled to Butte County where, according to a press release from his office, he discussed “impacts of the climate driven drought, including on hydropower production by state facilities, and the state’s response.” It’s part of the Governor’s campaign to promote his so-called “Save Our Water” campaign, ...
Blog

On Health Care, Energy, and Education, A To-Do List for the New Congress

Recent public opinion surveys highlight the policy priorities that voters have for the next Congress:   90 percent of those surveyed in a July Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll said health care costs, including prescription drug costs, were very or somewhat important issue upon which they would decide their ...
Education

Policy To-Do Lists

Policy to-do Lists for Congress “The new Congress faces unfinished business: they need to expand patient choice and competition in health care, including rolling back the new price controls on drugs that discourage innovation and competition, reverse the pandemic’s effects on student learning, and eliminate expensive and burdensome government energy ...
Energy

Nick Loris – The Impact of “Green” Policies

Our guest this week is Nick Loris, Vice President of Public Policy at C3 Solutions, short for Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions.
Blackouts

Are Europe’s Energy Problems A Preview of Things to Come in California?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of climate bills that supercharge the rush to renewable energy, much of Europe was preparing for a winter shivering in the dark. Why does California think that the problems created by a reckless commitment to green energy elsewhere will bypass this state?   ...
Blackouts

CAPITAL IDEAS: When June Gloom Lasts All Year

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF The overcast days of June Gloom, a month of cloud and fog cover along the usually sunny Southern California coastal regions, can be a bit depressing. It’s a natural phenomenon that can’t be controlled. The same can’t be said about the man-made darkness ahead that will affect ...
Blackouts

Energy Shortfalls In California? Who Would Have Ever Thought That?

Policymakers continue running along the diving board over an empty pool, determined to turn California green by outlawing any electricity-generating source that isn’t wind and solar. It’s not that they don’t know better. They do. Yet they refuse to deviate from their agenda. Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission ...
Blog

Is California Reconsidering Its Decision to Eliminate Nuclear Energy?

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden As expected, the Newsom administration has asked Washington about qualifying for federal funds to help keep the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open beyond its planned retirement date – “to maximize options to maintain electricity reliability as new projects come online,” Cabinet Secretary Ana ...
Blackouts

California, Sunny With A Near-100% Chance Of Blackouts

In Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget released last week, he asked for $5 billion to shore up the state’s electrical grid, calling energy reliability “an endless struggle” in California. And endless will it ever be as long as policymakers continue to pursue, with zero flexibility, an all-green energy portfolio by ...
Climate Change

To Help The Earth Let’s Acknowledge The Limits Of Alternative Energy

Earth Day is this week. A day set aside to celebrate “the planet’s clean natural resources”, which is now synonymous with alleviating the costs associated with global climate change. Since alternative technologies are viewed as clean resources that will solve the problem of global climate change, the website earthday.org claims that, consumer demand for ...
Agriculture

More Talk, Less Action as Dry, Hot Summer Approaches

On Tuesday, Gov. Newsom travelled to Butte County where, according to a press release from his office, he discussed “impacts of the climate driven drought, including on hydropower production by state facilities, and the state’s response.” It’s part of the Governor’s campaign to promote his so-called “Save Our Water” campaign, ...
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