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How Regulators Are Clumsily Undermining Their Plan to Let Rideshare Companies Thrive

Mike Montgomery | Posted 10.09.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Just when I thought cooler heads had prevailed, all hell has broken loose in California's rideshare economy. Regulators gave the thumbs-up to companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar with one hand, and then used the other to layer on new rules.

Use Your Climate Credit to Ask for More

Mike Sandler | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Mike Sandler

In the next month, millions of Californians will receive their first "climate credit." The funds come from the revenue collected by the cap and trade program under the State's climate change law. Instead of going to pay for government programs or rebates, the money is going back to you. That is pretty unusual.

The Birth of Carbon Pricing and Delivering California's First 'Climate Dividend'

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Mike Sandler

If carbon pricing in the United States were a baby, it would have been born on November 14, when the California Air Resources Board launched its first auction of Cap and Trade greenhouse gas permits. If carbon pricing is the baby, then the climate dividend is the birth announcement.

Transformational Transportation - The Rideshare Revolution

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

In our 21st Century society, I'll be cautiously optimistic that a well-intentioned CPUC will recognize the value dynamic new smartphone apps such as SideCar bring to the table.

Rebate Debate Over Utility-Sector Cap & Trade Revenues

Mike Sandler | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Mike Sandler

If you've been wondering whatever happened to Cap & Trade in California, it's not your fault. The topic has bounced around several state agencies, and it was tied up in the courts for awhile.

Jackie Ginley

City's Affordable Housing Initiative Spent Nearly $50 Million, Produced Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackie Ginley | Posted 11.17.2011 | San Francisco

Reporters Bob Porterfield and Jackie Ginley are exploring the financial challenges facing Hercules for The Huffington Post and Hercules Patch. Read th...

Jackie Ginley

Hercules Municipal Utility Has Drained City Coffers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackie Ginley | Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

Reporters Bob Porterfield and Jackie Ginley are exploring the financial challenges facing Hercules for The Huffington Post and Hercules Patch. HERC...

Labor Leader's Lament: 'Where Are the Jobs' AT&T Promised?

Art Brodsky | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

It makes absolutely no sense for anyone to say they would be better off with a crucial wireless industry held in the grip of just two companies controlling 80 percent or so of the business.

Tri-State Generation, Environmentalists, AGree To Deal For More Regulatory Oversight

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A regional rural electric provider agreed Wednesday to open up its planning process, settling a dispute over whether Colorado officials...

Scott O'Malia: Obama Appoints Ex-Lobbyist For Enron-Like Company To Top Regulator Position

Mother Jones | David Corn and Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During his confirmation hearing last year, Scott O'Malia, a Republican Senate aide nominated to be a commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Com...

John "Nuke Bailout" Bryson Must Not Be Secretary of Energy

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Long gone from Southern California Edison, John Bryson's ascent to head the Department of Energy would send a disastrous signal to those who are committed to a post fossil/nuclear future.