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California Utility Gambles On Distributed Solar

That proverbial wisdom is likely the core logic behind Edison International Edison International s decision to acquire SoCore Energy , a Chicago-based distributed solar start-up company founded in 2008. Edison International is the parent company of one of Californias largest investor-owned utilities , Southern California Edison Edison. SoCore Energy has established a strong book of business among enterprise retailers, real estate investment trusts ( REITs ) and large commercial and industrial clients, including Walgreens IKEA IKEA and the Simon Property Group Simon Property Group. SoCore Energy has built an impressive client base and pipeline of solar projects with large retailers and other businesses, said Bert Valdman, senior vice president of strategic planning at Edison International.
Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2013/08/05/california-utility-gambles-on-distributed-solar/

California?s?truck-n-bus? fiasco

As the California Air and Resources Boards 2008 global warming regulations begin to phase in, Californias trucking industry will be virtually exterminated. The states top-down public policies have made California one of the worst states to live and own a business. Its burdensome business regulations, taxes, and laws have made the state the butt of jokes in the advertising campaigns of more pro-business states like Texas and Florida. Texas Governor Rick Perry has been actively and successfully recruiting California businesses to move to Texas. The same is true for Florida businessman-turned-governor, Rick Scott, who has also been championing Californias over-regulated and deprived economy, telling the Republican Party of Sarasota County that he was working on putting up a bill board out there [in California] that has Jerry Browns picture and mine, that says, same haircut, no income taxes.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/05/californias-truck-n-bus-fiasco/

California Refinery Fire: Chevron Agrees To Pay $2 Million In Fines And Restitution

is, 'Well, does that mean folks in California don't need the money if it's not being drawn down?' And the answer is no, there's a very pressing and urgent need for money for drinking water," Blumenfeld said. California doesn't lack for potential destinations for the money. A 2011 EPA report estimated the state will need $44.5 billion worth of water infrastructure improvement over the next 20 years. A list of "priority projects" on the Department of Public Health's website catalogs nearly 5,000 projects that, in sum, would cost about $12.1 billion. An inefficient repayment system deserves much of the blame for the unspent funds, said Mark Starr, deputy director of the department's center for environmental health. Water systems that received loans would be slow to submit invoices for their work, or DPH would commit funding before a contract was in place.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/05/5625466/california-slow-to-pass-along.html

California slow to pass along federal water project funds

(David Karp / April 8, 2013) Also By David Pierson August 5, http://ginc945.livejournal.com/2381.html 2013, 7:54 p.m. Heavy rains and persistent heat in the Eastern U.S. have devastated that region's lettuce crop. So buyers are turning to America's salad bowl: California. Growers in the Golden State are seeing wholesale prices for their leafy greens and other vegetables soar because of demand on the other side of the nation. Iceberg lettuce is leading the charge, with shipments going for double the price of a year ago at about $22 for a standard carton of 24 heads, according to the U.S.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lettuce-prices-20130806,0,1122170.story

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California corrections chief outlines plan to reduce prison population

Ritchie said celebrities Chevron is conducting a comprehensive inspection of its refinery and also implementing a multimillion-dollar expansion of its air-monitoring system to include several sites in the surrounding communities. A metallurgical report showed the 40-year-old pipe that failed, causing the leak, initially was weakened by the heavy sulfur content of the crude oil being pumped through it. After a small leak sent hydrocarbons into the air, a small flash fire was put out. But a larger gash in the pipe released a bigger cloud of flammable gas, leading to a larger fire. A video released by the U.S.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/05/california-refinery-fire_n_3709204.html

California Court Case Could Cripple ALL Public Employee Unions

The lawsuit also seeks to outlaw an automatic payroll deduction process, under which teachers who dont want a portion of their fees to go for political activities must opt out of funding those activities. It claims that Californias agency shop law violates the First Amendment by compelling public school teachers to pay fees to teachers unions involved in political activities. Comments made by the lawsuits supporters suggest that they home are hoping for an ultimate victory before the U.S. Supreme Court that would be applied to all public-sector unions. Could this happen? Its a little unclear from the papers the plaintiffs official website have filed, says Jacob Rukeyser, a CTA staff attorney working on the case. The novel legal theory they are using would directly affect public educators.
Read more: http://www.alternet.org/california-court-case-could-cripple-all-public-employee-unions

Lettuce prices soar as California growers feed demand back East

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Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/06/5625683/california-corrections-chief-outlines.html