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Solving Two Problems At Once: Desalination And Nuclear Go Hand In Hand

Two of California’s most pressing problems are a growing scarcity of both water and power. Solving them does not require two separate efforts, though. They can be done together. Declaring atomic energy to be a renewable source of energy and then embarking on a building campaign would relieve the strain …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – A To Do List for the Next Congress

Our guest this week is Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics.  The new members of Congress will take office in January in the midst of high inflation and economic uncertainty.  PRI has developed a To Do List of reforms for both Washington and Sacramento.  Wayne discusses some …

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Congress Needs to Look Beyond Green Energy

Current U.S. energy policy continues to subsidize uneconomical and inefficient sources of politically preferred energy while punishing the production and generation of reliable and cheap energy sources. As taxpayers, workers, and consumers we are paying a steep price for these irrational policies. Starting with the policies that punish domestic energy …

Commentary

Columnist Has a Nuclear Meltdown

Even for a news outlet whose analyses of cutting-edge technologies are often flawed, a recent New York Times article by columnist Farhad Manjoo was exceptionally misguided. Titled “Nuclear Power Still Doesn’t Make Sense,” it is, in fact, the article that doesn’t make sense. Manjoo does recognize that nuclear power is important now, citing …

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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?   …

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No Need to ‘Follow These Developments” – California’s Energy Mandates Hurt Working Class

In the latest sign that California is the “de-facto think tank” for the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made headlines this weekend when, speaking about California’s push to ban gas powered cars by 2035, he told Fox 11 in Los Angeles that “it is interesting to see how the …

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California Continues to Push Renewables Despite Energy Storage Problem

Gov. Gavin Newsom deserves credit for recognizing that California’s irrational leap toward a fully renewable electricity grid by 2045 was moving far too fast. At the same time, he deserves criticism for continuing to aggressively push the transition. Newsom has recently backed delays in retiring four natural gas plants as …

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Supreme Court Rules Government Overreach on Costly Energy Mandates

On the final day of its 2021-2 term, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a huge victory for lower energy costs for hard-working Americans when they limited the ability of unaccountable bureaucrats at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose sweeping and costly new energy mandates without the approval …

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Been There, Done That on Imposing New Energy Burdens on Minority Communities

Been There, Done That on Imposing New Energy Burdens on Minority Communities Inspired by California’s “green energy” agenda, the Biden Administration is pushing a #Justice40 agenda, which aims to improve minority communities, but will actually impose huge new mandates, costs, and taxes on the very communities they aim to help. …

Business & Economics

Here’s why gas prices could skyrocket again

We’re all looking for relief from record-high gas prices these days. Gas prices are the highest in the United States history at a nationwide average of $4.59 as of May 19, according to AAA. Many states surpass this average with California at $6.050, Nevada at $5.224, Washington at $5.148, and …

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Solving Two Problems At Once: Desalination And Nuclear Go Hand In Hand

Two of California’s most pressing problems are a growing scarcity of both water and power. Solving them does not require two separate efforts, though. They can be done together. Declaring atomic energy to be a renewable source of energy and then embarking on a building campaign would relieve the strain …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – A To Do List for the Next Congress

Our guest this week is Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics.  The new members of Congress will take office in January in the midst of high inflation and economic uncertainty.  PRI has developed a To Do List of reforms for both Washington and Sacramento.  Wayne discusses some …

Blog

Congress Needs to Look Beyond Green Energy

Current U.S. energy policy continues to subsidize uneconomical and inefficient sources of politically preferred energy while punishing the production and generation of reliable and cheap energy sources. As taxpayers, workers, and consumers we are paying a steep price for these irrational policies. Starting with the policies that punish domestic energy …

Commentary

Columnist Has a Nuclear Meltdown

Even for a news outlet whose analyses of cutting-edge technologies are often flawed, a recent New York Times article by columnist Farhad Manjoo was exceptionally misguided. Titled “Nuclear Power Still Doesn’t Make Sense,” it is, in fact, the article that doesn’t make sense. Manjoo does recognize that nuclear power is important now, citing …

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?   …

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No Need to ‘Follow These Developments” – California’s Energy Mandates Hurt Working Class

In the latest sign that California is the “de-facto think tank” for the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made headlines this weekend when, speaking about California’s push to ban gas powered cars by 2035, he told Fox 11 in Los Angeles that “it is interesting to see how the …

Blog

California Continues to Push Renewables Despite Energy Storage Problem

Gov. Gavin Newsom deserves credit for recognizing that California’s irrational leap toward a fully renewable electricity grid by 2045 was moving far too fast. At the same time, he deserves criticism for continuing to aggressively push the transition. Newsom has recently backed delays in retiring four natural gas plants as …

Blog

Supreme Court Rules Government Overreach on Costly Energy Mandates

On the final day of its 2021-2 term, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a huge victory for lower energy costs for hard-working Americans when they limited the ability of unaccountable bureaucrats at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose sweeping and costly new energy mandates without the approval …

Blog

Been There, Done That on Imposing New Energy Burdens on Minority Communities

Been There, Done That on Imposing New Energy Burdens on Minority Communities Inspired by California’s “green energy” agenda, the Biden Administration is pushing a #Justice40 agenda, which aims to improve minority communities, but will actually impose huge new mandates, costs, and taxes on the very communities they aim to help. …

Business & Economics

Here’s why gas prices could skyrocket again

We’re all looking for relief from record-high gas prices these days. Gas prices are the highest in the United States history at a nationwide average of $4.59 as of May 19, according to AAA. Many states surpass this average with California at $6.050, Nevada at $5.224, Washington at $5.148, and …

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