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Water Policy Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

California is a drought-prone state. Since 1960, the population of California has more than doubled. This suggests that the problem is that population growth in the state has made it difficult to supply enough water to accommodate the larger population. Although true to some extent, this is a minor cause of our water difficulties.

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Electricity Policy Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Frank A. Wolakvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

Californians like to think of themselves as environmentally conscious and forward-thinking. The state’s energy and environmental policies reflect these sentiments. With the passage of SB 100, California has one of the nation’s most ambitious renewable energy goals for its electricity supply industry. The California Solar Initiative rebate program has led to more rooftop solar capacity in the state than the total rooftop solar capacity installed in the next eight highest-capacity states.

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To Curb Climate Change, Tax Carbon—Then Give Americans The Money

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia Wired
Friday, October 12, 2018

Most voters want the government to limit carbon emissions, but at a time when half of all Americans own less than $500 in savings, climate ranks low on their priority list. Through our proposal, the Baker-Schultz Carbon Dividends Plan, the United States can address economic insecurity and climate risk at the same time. In essence, the plan divvies out cash to Americans in support of a low-carbon future. And it has the backing of Big Oil.

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Gas Tax Repeal Proves Why California Needs This Election Reform

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Imagine my surprise when, while reading California’s official voter information guide, I discovered that Proposition 6, which seeks to repeal last year’s gasoline tax increase, doesn’t run on petrol.

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Carbon Taxes: The Most Efficient Way To Reduce Emissions

by George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A revenue neutral carbon tax would automatically encourage consumers and producers to shift toward energy sources that emit less carbon.

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A Case Against A Carbon Tax For All Ideologies

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Earlier this week Brad Polumbo published a piece in the Washington Examiner making a case for a carbon tax. His piece, “A Conservative Case for the Carbon Tax,” Washington Examiner, July 26, 2018, covers some ground that will be familiar to many people who have followed the debate.

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California Hits Greenhouse Gas Emission Cutting Goal

quoting Jeremy Carlvia Island Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 12, 2018
California hits greenhouse gas emission cutting goal, indicating the state’s effort in fighting against climate change. California’s greenhouse gas pollution has fallen below 1990 levels, the state’s Air Resources Board claims.
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Green Grows the Market

by Lee Ohanian, Ted Temzelidesvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Energy breakthroughs arise from neither political patronage nor government subsidies.

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Silicon Valley Energy Summit Addresses Energy Efficiency

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia The Stanford Daily
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Attendees at the annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit (SVES) on Thursday, Jun. 21 developed plans that may enhance energy efficiency, both in the United States and worldwide. The event, which occurs annually, addressed contemporary issues with energy that affect both individuals and firms.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.