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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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