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Bradford: Twelve Years A Failure – His Reason To Kill CCAs

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It was a sad display of how laws get made in Sacramento and a cynical confirmation of all your worst fears about corrupt, dishonest, egocentric politicians who mean us more harm than good.

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Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

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This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, representing the 66th District in California explains as State Controller, John Chiang listens at the Lunquist Mansion on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during a recent fundraiser (photo by Joe Galliani).

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Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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Alison Diaz (with scissors) along with ECHS staff and supporters about to cut the ribbon in front of Environmental Charter High School's new solar-powered greenhouse. photo by Glenn Marzano).

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Al’s Bright Idea for Hermosa, Ted’s Tough Stance Against Oil & Why I’m Worried About It Mattering

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According to the Sacramento Bee , . Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Director, Coastal Resources at the podium, California State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and State Senator Ted Lieu behind her – Photo by Jose Bacallao (lifted from Facebook).

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Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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When we last wrote about AB 2145 it was after a trip to Sacramento to speak out against the bill at the Senate Energy Committee hearing on it.

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Ted Lieu Wants My Money, Wants My Vote, But Doesn’t Want To Talk About AB 920

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Ted didn’t leave Torrance any significantly better than he found it before his stint on the city council, but he ran to become my state Assemblyman anyway and got elected to serve in Sacramento.

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The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

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So rather than beat a dead horse, last week I went straight to the source and got in touch with Assemblyman Jared Huffman’s office up in Sacramento. AB 920 + AB 811 = Solar Powered Electric Cars & PV Powered Charging Stations.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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With the coming solar feed-in tariff legislation moving through Sacramento that will pay us for the extra solar energy we produce and feed back into the grid. Marilyn Lyon of the SBESC with your Creative Greenius at the PV Street Fair June 7.

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Manhattan Beach, The South Bay’s Greenest City

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Our northern California water has been cut 30% to protect the environment and Delta smelt fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta. Happy New Year!

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Heidi On The Hot Seat

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When you’re flying back and forth from Sacramento to Santa Monica in your private jet on a nightly basis and using the same jet to spend your available leisure time in Idaho you are no Climate Action Hero. All Global Warming Is Local.

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Inside The Green Task Force

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plan aims to be the most ambitous green program of any major city in the United States and they just might meet those expectation if Antonio stays as mayor and doesn’t opt to move up to the Governor’s mansion in Sacramento - and if Manhattan Beach doesn’t beat them to it.

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Hold Onto Your Butts!

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So click on the Surfrider graphic above and use their handy dandy two minute form to send Sacramento a shoutout. I live at the beach. Well technically a half-mile from the beach, but I can see the ocean from my house and I get the beach weather here. As somebody born in Flatbush, Brooklyn in 1957 I know how lucky I am to live where I do. I count my blessings every day and I try to give back.

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Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

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And the state capital of Sacramento now has such stations installed both by private vendors and the local public utility, Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District (SMUD). While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way. That makes the city one of the.

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ARB Chair Mary Nichols, CA officials leading hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rally from LA to Sacramento

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California Air Resources Board (ARB) Chair Mary Nichols today is leading a rally of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles with Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Deputy Director Tyson Eckerle on a 400-mile journey from Los Angeles to ARB headquarters in Sacramento in celebration of Earth Day.

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Plug-in Rally in Sacramento

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Stefano Paris, plug-in car and renewable energy supporter and renaissance man, has made a video of Plug In America's rally in Sacramento outside CARB last month. Check out the video, and his extremely useful website on plug-ins here.

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Nissan begins leasing fuel cell vehicle

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Nissan North America is now leasing its X-TRAIL Fuel Cell Vehicle to the Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Tags: Fuel Cells Green cars Hydrogen fuel Latest news Nissan Coca-Cola bottling fuel cell leasing fuel cell vehicles Nissan X-Trail Fuel Cell Vehicle Sacramento X-TRAIL FCV Fans of fuel cell technology can rejoice – despite being in the shadow of electric cars over the last 12 months, there is still life in this new technology.

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Zipcar expands in Sacramento; 26th major metro market

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with the support of the City of Sacramento, California, is expanding the number of vehicles in the region, as well as establishing an office in California’s capital city. Starting next week, the expanded Zipcar program will provide the Sacramento community with access to nearly 40 vehicles located in convenient locations throughout the city, including new locations such as H & 20 th , N & 15 th and Q & 5 th. Zipcar will offer a mix of vehicle types in Sacramento.

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First 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Call Car Delivered in California

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The car was delivered at Roseville Toyota, north of Sacramento, one of eight California dealers that will sell the Mirai initially. The first 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car in the U.S. was delivered to its owner November 9. The keys went to Glenn Rambach, a 70-year-old engineer specializing in--what else?--hydrogen hydrogen fuel cells. DON'T. sales California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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CA To Get Dual-Standard DC Quick-Charging For Electric Cars

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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has for some time had plans for a roll-out of more fast charging points in the Sacramento area, but that has moved a step forward with the

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Propel Fuels to Provide E85 to Enterprise Rental Fleete in Sacramento

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Propel Fuels is working with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to fuel Enterprise’s rental cars in the Sacramento, California area with E85. Twelve Sacramento Enterprise locations have been selected to participate in the pilot program starting Q2 of 2009, giving customers an opportunity to try alternative fuels when they rent a Flex Fuel vehicle. Enterprise has the largest Flex Fuel rental fleet in the nation with more than 73,000 vehicles able to run on standard gasoline or E85.

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Vision Industries Class 8 Fuel Cell Plug-in Hybrid Short-Haul Truck Debuts in Sacramento

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced Vision Industries’ fuel cell plug-in hybrid Class 8 short haul truck, Tyrano, at the State Capitol building in Sacramento on 20 October. Earlier post.). 2009 Tyrano Freightliner. Click to enlarge. There are currently more than 100,000 short haul trucks in California and more than 1 million nationwide. Traditionally, short haul trucking is done by trucks that are on the later part of their life cycle—i.e.,

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DMC Green Opens First Charging Station in West Sacramento, CA; Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Sited with Alt-Fuel Pumps

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has opened the first electric vehicle charging station in West Sacramento, CA. The West Sacramento station—Harbor Point ’76—also offers E-85 ethanol and biodiesel under the DMC brand as part of DMC’s ongoing program to green-retrofit existing gas stations throughout California. DMC Green , Inc.

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"Spirit" Came a'Visiting a Dozen Plus Great Sacramento EAA'rs, Friday, 201 November 2008

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Plus post pixs per doing lunch in Sacramento at the Arden Mall Space is here for Tim, Tom and other GSEAA'rs to edit to hearts's content.

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GTI International acquires BKi; operator of California Fuel Cell Partnership

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BKi provides staffing and management for the organization’s activities and its showcase headquarters in West Sacramento. GTI International (GTII), a subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute (GTI), has acquired BKi, a professional energy services and consulting firm serving energy efficiency, energy supply, and alternative transportation markets. BKi was founded in Oakland, California in 1981, and works chiefly on energy efficiency program design, development, implementation, and consulting.

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Tesla Model S Road Trip: 1,200 West Coast Electric-Car Miles

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Once Tesla Motors built out its Supercharger network of quick-charging stations along Interstate 5, my wife and I decided to drive from our home in Sacramento to Portland in our new 2013 Tesla Model S. We make frequent trips from to Portland, as we really like the general "feel" of the city--and she is, by now, all but addicted to the pastries

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Honda leasing 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell at $369/month, including fuel

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This network includes six dealerships in Southern California, five in the Bay Area and one in Sacramento. Honda announced a competitive introductory lease price of $369 a month for 36 months (plus tax) for the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, which is coming to dealerships in California by the end of 2016. The lease requires $2,499 plus first month’s payment at lease signing (not including tax, registration or official fees).

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Want To Educate About Electric Cars In Your Area? Here's How

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We've already told you that early adopters are great promoters of a new technology, and on 18 June the central Sacramento Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI) co-op showed it in real life, by hosting a drive-in to educate the public about electric car options.

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2011 Chevrolet Volt Vs 2011 Nissan Leaf: 7,000 Miles Later

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First to arrive at our West Sacramento home was a beautiful crystal red 2011 Volt. After several months of using a 2011 Chevy Volt and a 2011 Nissan Leaf as our sole family transport, we have a better understanding of both cars than we did in March, when I first wrote about how they compared. We chose the neutral leather upgraded interior with

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Earth Day: Eager Electric-Car Advocates Meet Unaware Public

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Three weeks ago, in a suburban park in Roseville, California--just outside the state capital, Sacramento--a community celebration of Earth Day served as a gathering of the greenest cars now available. Both participants and random park-goers were drawn to the cars, providing a chance for eager owners to educate members of the public one-on-one

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California ARB clears XL Hybrids for hybrid van conversions in California; unit on sale

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ERG has facilities in Sacramento, Oakland, Redding and Ontario. XL Hybrids, Inc. has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) #D-731-1 allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012-2014 model year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans into hybrid electric vehicles. The XL Hybrids XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System ( earlier post ) is on sale now in California for the first time.

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California Energy Commission to award up to $6M to EV charging infrastructure projects

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Examples include charging locations that would allow drivers of electric vehicles to more rapidly travel between San Diego and the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, Sacramento and Fresno, etc.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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The network includes six dealerships in Southern California, five in the Bay Area and one in Sacramento.

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Electric Cars At Local Dragstrip: 8 Models, One Afternoon, Results Vary

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Last week, the Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association organized an all-comers group gathering to test the absolute. By this point, many of us have seen videos and articles showing Tesla Model S high-performance versions running against loud and smoky gasoline cars. But these have almost always been a single Tesla taking on the dinosaurs. Corvette drag racing plug-in cars P85D

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EPRI and partners to stage public demo of Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software

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The event, to be held 16 October at the Sacramento (California) Municipal Utility District’s Customer Service Center, is open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. Commonwealth Edison; Con Edison; CPS Energy; DTE Energy; Duke Energy; Manitoba Hydro; Northeast Utilities; Pacific Gas & Electric Company; PJM Interconnection LLC; Sacramento Municipal Utility District; San Diego Gas & Electric; Southern Company; Southern California Edison; and Tennessee Valley Authority.

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California Air Resources Board outlines environmental targets

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The California Air Resources Board met in Sacramento late last week and has announced a number of targets aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 and 2035. The law requires cities and counties to use the targets to help co-ordinate land use and transportation planning while helping to develop sustainable strategies for growth and [.].

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First hydrogen X-Trail goes on trial

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The Sacramento Coca-Cola facility will use the X-Trail-based vehicle for promotions and events. Nissan is to deliver its first hydrogen-fuelled X-Trail vehicle to a soft drinks company in California. It has taken the car on a one-year lease, with an option to extend up to three years. The debut delivery comes after a 13 year fuel cell [.].

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San Francisco orders 175 light rail cars from Siemens for $648M; option for 85 more

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The trains will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California, and the first cars are set to be delivered at the end of 2016. The light rail cars will be built according to the Buy America rules at the Siemens plant in Sacramento. San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of US$648 million.

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Propel Fuels reports strong consumer adoption of renewable diesel in SoCal; retail sales up 300% over biodiesel

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Propel offers Diesel HPR at 32 locations across California in Los Angeles, Orange Country, San Diego, Inland Empire, Sacramento, Fresno and the Bay Area. Propel launched Diesel HPR across Southern California in August 2015, and consumer adoption of the fuel has risen 300% compared to its former biodiesel product (B20). Earlier post.)

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Neste to begin selling 100% renewable diesel in Finland

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Users of Neste Renewable Diesel include cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Carlsbad, and county of Sacramento. Neste plans to start selling diesel produced entirely from renewable raw materials at selected stations in Finland around the turn of the year. The new product offers environmentally conscious consumers and corporate customers a sustainable and easy solution for reducing traffic-borne emissions.

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Honda to begin leasing Clarity fuel cell vehicle in California by year end; targeting <$500/month

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Deliveries will begin through certified fuel cell vehicle dealers in Los Angeles and Orange counties as well as the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. At Washington, D.C.

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