June 13, 2013
OSTERATH’S 12,000 citizens are angry. Their quiet backwater in the Ruhr, close to Düsseldorf, is the proposed site for the biggest converter station in Europe. This vast installation will transform high-voltage direct current to alternating current.
June 11, 2013
The permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant leaves significant unanswered questions about the future of the energy supply in Southern California, the head of the state's Public Utilities Commission acknowledged Tuesday.
. . . new economic study produced by leading academic economists that examines the role that development of oil from California’s Monterey Shale Formation can play in the future economic well-being of the state of California.. . . documenting the potential impact of development of the Monterey Shale on job creation, economic activity, personal incomes, and government tax revenues over the next 15 years.
May 24, 2013
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers are pushing an alternative to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to use new revenue generated by Proposition 39, which changed the corporate tax code when voters approved it in November.
May 24, 2013
If you want an objective view of energy, ask an economist, who can tell you what to expect to pay at the pump in the coming years, and why, as well as what to expect from medium- and long-term economic growth and what the real drivers will be. These are questions that are crucial to a pending decision by the US government over natural gas exports, and while we know where big oil stands versus its manufacturing rivals—it’s the economist who can set things straight.