Climate Change

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During Governor Jerry Brown’s days in Paris attending climate negotiations, he called for nothing less than a revolutionary shift away from “this heavy commodification of our entire existence.” What drives that commodification, he said, is individualism and oil. What’s needed is “a life not based on oil, and a life not based on so much emphasis on the individual as opposed to the common good.”
 

Can They Smell The Gas In Paris?

Over in Paris, other countries think California and its leader, Governor Jerry Brown, have it nailed on stopping climate change. Earlier this year, in Sacramento, Chistiana Figueres, the top United Nations official on the climate talks, put it like this: “The world is committed, but they don’t know how. California has figured out how.”

Not All Solar Power Is Equal: Sacramento Sticks It To The Homeowners

As Governor Brown and legislative leaders try to spur climate change reforms worldwide in Paris, the Los Angeles Times’ energy reporter Ivan Penn uncovered how the statehouse’s climate reform stuck it to rooftop solar power homeowners in favor of the big utilities. 
 
The cautionary tale for Paris reformers is cleaner energy needs also to be cheaper energy and ratepayers shouldn’t be taken for a ride in the process or it will undermine the movement to curb global warming.

This Lap DOGGR Don't Hunt

Governor Jerry Brown makes himself out to be a Knight in Shining Armor battling Big Oil over climate change. So why is he using public funds to search for oil on his own private land?
 

Volkswagen Scandal Shows Why Big Oil Wanted to Gut Air Resources Board

Big Oil wanted to gut the Air Resources Board during a major climate change legislative fight earlier this month, and this week, we had yet another glimpse of why.

Dying Days of California Legislature, Best and Worst of Government

Want to make a crowded Capitol hallway nervous? Turn on a video camera. 
 
That's what we did in Sacramento over the last days of the California legislative session. We wanted to see what the dying days were like, and we found out: It's ugly. We watched bills appear, disappear or simply stall, lawmakers meeting with lobbyists, and lobbyists wanting to fight each other

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