California Weather Threat Briefing

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Energy News and Highlights for January 15, 2019

Big win for oil and gas industry: Colorado Supreme Court reverses Appeals Court ruling in Martinez case Judith Kohler, The Denver Post Barclays to reject most financing for Arctic drilling Miranda Green, The Hill US appeals court will not ease stay for 1.5 Bcf/d ACP natural gas pipeline Maya Weber, Platts Energy sector heads into […]

California Water and Drought News for January 15, 2019

Gavin Newsom appoints Oakland man to lead Natural Resources Agency By Nico Savidge, Mercury News, 1/12/19 New Powerhouse Science Center Will Educate Visitors On California Water Issues By CBS Sacramento, 1/14/19 People will be saying ‘atmospheric river’ a lot on Wednesday. Here’s what that means. By Amy Graff, SFGATE, 1/14/19  Gov. Newsom proposes tax on drinking […]

Bank of the West Daily Update for January 15, 2019

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Energy News for January 11, 2019

Colorado governor pushes local controls on oil-gas decisions James Anderson, The Associated Press Walz orders review of Commerce Department’s decision to fight Enbridge pipeline project Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune US BLM delays ANWR lease hearings, comment deadline remains in place Tim Bradner, Platts Canada regulator issues draft conditions in oil pipeline review Julie Gordon, Reuters PG&E […]

California Water and Drought News for January 11, 2019

Gavin Newsom budget calls for drinking water tax to help poor communities By Dale Kasler, Ryan Sabalow, and Alexei Koseff, Sacramento Bee, 1/10/19 Parade of Storms to Bring Soaking Rain and Feet of Snow to California Through Next Week By Chris Dolce, Weather Channel, 1/11/19 San Francisco sues state over potentially drastic water reductions By […]

NY Times – Ocean Warming is Accelerating Faster Than Thought

Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds Rising ocean temperatures can bleach corals, like these off of Papua New Guinea.   By Kendra Pierre-Louis – Jan 10, 2019 Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed […]

US Outlook Report: Estimating the Economic Impact of the Market Decline

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Bank of the West – Instant Analysis of the December FOMC Minutes

Instant Analysis of the December FOMC Minutes Despite the quarter point Fed funds rate hike that occurred at the end of the December FOMC Meeting, the Minutes of that meeting, released today, reveal the dovish tilt that was already beginning to influence the FOMC’s view of the likely extent and timing of further interest rate […]

California Water and Drought News for January 9, 2018

These $2,000 solar panels pull clean drinking water out of the air, and they might be a solution to the global water crisis By Aria Bendix, Business Insider, 1/8/19 Storm poised to slam Sierra, dump another 2 feet of snow By Amy Graff, SFGATE, 1/8/19 On day 2, Gov. Newsom calls for greater fire safety […]