Checking the math on cap and trade, some experts say it’s not adding up

As California accelerates its efforts to reduce greenhouses gases over the next decade, experts are pointing to vulnerabilities in its celebrated cap-and-trade system, weaknesses that could make the state’s goals difficult—even impossible—to reach. . . . One calculation is out of California’s control: a possible political shift in Ontario, Canada, after provincial elections there next […]

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Riverside OKs higher water, electricity rates

The new rates are a 2.95 percent increase for electric rates and 4.5 percent for water rates in the first year. Further increases are planned for the next five years — averaging 3.0 percent per year for electricity and 5.7 percent annually for water — but will be reviewed by council members each year. . […]

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With city manager fired, who’s in charge of Riverside?

Russo’s contract, which went into effect in February despite Bailey’s position that it was vetoed, was criticized by many members of the public for several provisions. The new contract — like his old one — gave him a 3 percent raise in 2018, which would have meant a salary of $323,946, and continuing raises for […]

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Moreno Valley: Discount Grocer Aldi Expanding to West Coast

CA Net Job Gain/Loss: 200Reason: Expand, From Out of StateCity/Region Losing Jobs: Batavia, ILCity/Region Gaining Jobs: Moreno Valley, CANotes: Planned regional HQ and warehouse complex for national discount grocery chain

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