Energy News for March 30, 2015

The Guardian: UN green climate fund can be spent on coal-fired power generation The Los Angeles Times: 4 years after Fukushima, Japan considers restarting nuclear facilities Reuters: More oil, gas companies tap tech services to withstand low prices, observers say CNBC: Uncertainty, price volatility to mark new order for oil, analysts say Bloomberg: Demand for crude-by-rail transport slows amid oil […]

Transportation News for March 30, 2015

San Jose Mercury News: Traffic surges on I-580 and Highway 101 ‘gateways’ into Bay Area  Napa Valley Register: A new coalition, Vision 2050, will scrutinize county’s future  Sacramento Bee: Housing is key to move Californians from welfare to work  San Francisco Chronicle: Chiu wants Muni buses to keep their enforcement cameras on  Contra Costa Times: BART airport shuttle quick, quiet […]

California Water & Drought News for March 27, 2015

E&E News: Critics of the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule may have gained 60th Senate vote Associated Press: $1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor Sacramento Bee: California Assembly sends drought relief package to Jerry Brown Los Angeles Times: Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts Los Angeles Times: State drought relief package falls short, […]

Transportation News for March 27, 2015

Oakland Tribune: Census: Bay Area leads state in population growth  San Jose Mercury News: Roadshow: The torture that is the I-680 evening commute  San Jose Mercury News: WrestleMania: Your guide to taking public transit to Levi’s Stadium  Contra Costa Times: El Cerrito Journal briefs: I-80 corridor transit study; fundraiser for Albany Middle School; egg hunt events   POLITICO Morning […]

Energy News for March 27, 2015

Utility Drive: What the solar market looks like now, and where it’s headed U.S. Energy Information Administration: March 2015 Monthly Energy Review Rigzone: Report: Global oil, gas drilling could return to 2014 levels next year Bloomberg: Oil companies seek to tap large subsea reserves with cheaper drilling Fuel Fix: Data analysis needed to improve fracking amid drilling lull, sand […]

Transportation News for March 26, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: Insurers agree on framework for Uber, Lyft coverage Los Angeles Times: Congress members urge $16 million to fund quake early warning system UT San Diego: Case could set climate change precedent POLITICO Morning Transportation for 3/26/2015 By HEATHER CAYGLE, with help from Kevin Robillard and Kathryn A. Wolfe RENACCI PREVIEWS TRANSPO BILL THIS MORNING: Rise […]

Energy News for March 26, 2015

Reuters: Conservative justices press Obama administration on mercury pollution rule Bloomberg: Oil in Storage Rises More Than Expected Again Reuters: Senate Dems unveil bill controlling volatility of crude-by-rail shipments Rigzone: Lower 48 unconventional oil projects remain profitable despite price slump Platts: Analyst: Crude exports debate should shift to locations, crude grades POLITICO Morning Energy for 3/26/2015 By DARIUS DIXON 3/26/15 10:09 […]

California Water & Drought News for March 25, 2015

Associated Press: California lawmakers to take up $1 billion water spending plan as drought persists Sacramento Bee: Water details become vital as drought worsens NBC Bay Area: Santa Clara Valley Water District May Ask for 30-Percent Reduction in Water Use Contra Costa Times: Steep water rate increases eyed for EBMUD customers  San Jose Mercury News: Water district board approves recycled […]

Energy News for March 25, 2015

The Hill: GOP amendment would let the states opt out of EPA climate rule Fuel Fix: Analyst sees little chance oil export ban will end soon Platts: Proposed EPA data collection could again delay RFS: analyst CNBC: Federal fracking rules may cost drillers more than expected, API official says Reuters: PIRA: U.S. shale oil output in Q2 to level out, […]

Transportation News for March 25, 2015

 Fairfield Daily Republic: Supervisors renew plans for Solano County Housing Authority Sacramento Bee: Opinion: Senators try to make refiners scapegoats on gas prices  Los Angeles Times: Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months POLITICO Morning Transportation for 3/25/2015 By HEATHER CAYGLE, with help from Kevin Robillard CRUDE-BY-RAIL BILL COMING THIS A.M.: This […]