Category Archives: Natural Gas

Human Breakouts as Enhancements of Climate Change

Human Breakouts as Enhancements of Climate Change We have been warned of several possible tipping points that may occur from climate change.  They are physical or chemical in origin, or involve atmospheric or oceanic flows.  But there are also human … Continue reading

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Keys to Climate Action

Keys to Climate Action This is a talk that I gave to OLLI on National, State, Cities, and Businesses involved in Climate Action.  It also covers utilities, and individual actions.  It emphasizes California, wildfires, and sea level rise predictions and … Continue reading

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California Utilities’ Green Power Plans

California Utilities’ Green Power Plans California utilities are now also filing their Green Power plans with their Power Content Labels.  We examine those of the major utilities in our previous post summarizing their normal power sources. Southern California Edison: Green … Continue reading

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Comparison of California Utilities Power Sources And Emissions for 2017

We compare the energy sources for the major California utilities with each other, as well as with the overall California sources, and the US overall sources.  For each, we calculate the emissions per kWh.  Undisclosed sources are taken to be … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman ”Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation” Prof. Ernest Moniz was President Obama’s Secretary of Energy from 2013 to Jan. 2017.  He worked with Secretary of State Kerry to negotiate the … Continue reading

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Projected Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and Orange County

per year. Coal is not of mix of our local utilities, and only 4% of in-state power is produced by coal.  There is more used from out-of-state by long range LADWP contracts. The rate per therm of SoCalGas for natural … Continue reading

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Trump’s Sellout of Our Health to Big Coal is Truly Scandalous

Trump’s Sellout of Our Health to Big Coal is Truly Scandalous Trump has put forward an energy plan to the remade Environment Destruction Agency that will not only will not slow climate change, but will condemn us to decades more … Continue reading

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Comparison of the New 2017 California Power Content Label with That of 2016

Comparison of the New 2017 California Power Content Label with That of 2016. The new SC Edison 2917 Power Content Label also includes the California 2017 Power Content Label. We will present that and compare it to the 2016 Power … Continue reading

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SC Edison 2017 Power Mix Compared With 2016, and Green Rate Plans

SC Edison 2017 Power Mix Compared With 2016, and Green Rate Plans A perhaps early version of the 2017 Power Content Label for SC Edison has appeared called the July 2018 version. We will compare that with the 2016 label. … Continue reading

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SDG&E EcoChoice Plans and Costs

SDG&E EcoChoice Plans and Costs We start with the clean energy in the standard plan, which comes from the SDGE 2016 Power Content Label. Clean energy sources are Solar (21%), Wind (21%), Biomass and Bio-waste (1%), for a total of … Continue reading

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