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tesla motors

California Governor Proposes To Exempt Tesla From State Environmental Laws To Secure The Company’s...

When it comes to environmentally-based auto issues, it should be known that I am no big fan of business costs driven by the Federal EPA, and more importantly, California’s more Draconian State regulations.And, if...
Hydrogen car fueling station

Hydrogen Fuel Can Be Easily Integrated into More Gas Stations in California

The lack of fueling stations - along with high production costs, is clearly one of the biggest hurdles for hydrogen cars, so until these issues are resolved, vehicles powered by hydrogen won't become commonplace....
coyote hunt

California may take lead in banning wildlife killing contests

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr. We may just have a chance to take a bit of the fun...
California drought yearly comparison

How NASA is Monitoring the California Drought

While most of North America is concerned with freezing temperatures and snowstorms as a result of the Polar Vortex, California is going through one of its worst droughts on record.The situation is continuing to...
palo alto solar

Solar Energy in Palo Alto, 80MW at 6.9 cents/Kilowatt Hour

Palo Alto is generally referred to as the heart of Silicon Valley. In a newer trend, Palo Alto is now part of a municipal utility that got 80 MW in solar purchase agreements. The...
bobcats

Bobcat Protection Act targets unlimited trapping in California

When the lowest form of predators start threatening to leave the state we know we’re doing something right.The Bobcat Protection Act of 2013 is meant to keep one species of the state’s few remaining mega-fauna...
hunting dogs

Bill seeks to overturn California ban on hunting with dogs

Last year the California legislature passed SB 1221, which bans using packs of dogs to chase bears and bobcats during hunting. This year, another California politician has introduced a bill, AB 1230, to overturn...
cow animal abuse

Ag-gag bills make suffering easier to swallow

Laws making it illegal to document animal abuse or food-safety violations on farms are taking the nation by storm.There’s nothing like a proposed ag-gag law in California to burst my little bubble of faith...
2013 Fiat 500e

Fiat Announces ePass Rental Program for 500e Owners

A major concern for buyers considering electric vehicles is the range limitations compared to gas-powered models. Consumers believe that they should receive similar mileage to their cars and trucks especially if they pay top...
Oil drill

U.S. government auctions prime California land for oil development‏

An auction was held in California this week -- but the goods for sale were far from the antique keepsakes and estate heirlooms you might expect.Rather, U.S. officials auctioned off nearly 18,000 acres of...