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News, Santa Monica, Energy

Spinning Solar Power to Conserve Energy

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 11:29 am

SoCal energy providers teamed up Wednesday night for the first in a series of energy conservation issues aimed at getting people outside and away from their natural gas- and electricity-fueled homes and hotel rooms.

News, Green, Santa Monica, Energy, Solar

Santa Monica To Begin Home Energy Renovation Opportunity

Posted May. 23, 2014, 8:00 am

Santa Monica is reportedly expected to implement the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) within its city limits later this month.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Santa Monica, Energy, Oped, Politics

Op-Ed: Conflict of Interest, Cronyism Dog Hydrogen Highway

Posted May. 18, 2014, 8:00 am

Looking for a new reason to distrust a state government that won’t even expel legislators when they’ve been indicted or convicted?

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Energy, Tom Elias

Desert Energy Plan Would Boost Utility Profits

Posted Jun. 8, 2013, 9:31 am

What happens when a big government study undermines the assumptions made by the writers of another pricey official report? Obvious, isn’t it? When studies or parts of studies contradict each other’s basic conclusions and assumptions, the ones disliked by monied interests will usually be ignored.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Energy, Tom Elias

Fracking: Sensible Regulation Is The Way To Go

Posted Jun. 8, 2013, 9:14 am

Fears abound as California faces the reality that, besides all its other natural wonders, it sits atop an Arabian-sized oil and natural gas bonanza that can only be exploited via the process of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Seven Days, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Energy, Health Tips

Dr. Mao: Aging Gracefully

Posted Apr. 29, 2012, 2:11 am

Mother’s Day is around the corner and it is a great time for you or your mother to focus on her and her health. “Aging gracefully” is a euphe...

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Santa Monica, Energy, Sacramento, Utilities, Op

Why Consumers Won't Get Much Of Dynergy's Millions

Posted Apr. 21, 2012, 2:45 am

There was applause from environmentalists when Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Public Utilities Commission late last month accepted a $120 million s...

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