Bay Area utility companies have done such a good job conserving water that they are now getting a huge reward: a likely rate increase of at least 47 percent to help make up for the lost revenue in San Francisco’s water system.
Twenty-six Bay Area water districts that rely on San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir are expected to use an average of 143 million gallons of water a day this fiscal year, which is 21 million gallons less than just four years ago. Read More
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. -- President Obama says he doesn't know why people think green energy is for wimps.
"I don't know why some folks think that [if you support alternative energy] you're some pointy-headed environmental type, but if you're all about drilling and getting more oil then you're a tough guy," Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Fairless Hills, Pa. on Wednesday.
He said those attitudes have prolonged American reliance on oil. Read More
Sen. Jim Inhofe, the Oklahoma Repubican who is the ranking minority member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has released a video report in which he claims "bipartisan support" for his bill to stop EPA from implementing via regulation the cap-and-trade program Congress refused to adopt.
"We have an overwhelming bipartisan majority in the United States Senate opposed to the Obama-EPA cap-and-trade agenda... Read More
Check out The Dylan Ratigan Show today at 4 pm EST on MSNBC where I will be doing a segment on energy issues. Ratigan periodically takes his show on the road from New York in a "Steel on Wheels" campaign sponsored by Nucor. Read More
President Obama Wednesday vowed to cut oil imports by one third by 2025, outlining an energy blueprint he called necessary to curtail America’s dependence on foreign fuels as turmoil in the Middle East wreaks havoc on prices at the pump. Read More
President Obama professed enthusiasm for Brazil becoming a more active supplier of U.S. energy resources during his visit there over the weekend. Read More
America's 13 original colonies revolted against King George III because among other things, according to our Declaration of Independence , the British sovereign "erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.” Read More
Any time the price of oil goes up, politicians in Washington in both major political parties start getting itchy. For the Democrats, the rote response is always to raise taxes on energy companies and encourage federal bureaucrats to substitute their "wisdom" for that of the market. Read More
That headline should be the policy mantra of sensible politicians. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama believes he has to do something to get prices down lest he pay a terrible price at the polls. Equally unfortunate, Republicans are using high gas prices as a stick with which to beat the president. Read More