Energy & Environment — Drought costing California agriculture billions

A new study finds that drought is costing California’s agriculture industry billions. Meanwhile, Russian strikes knocked Ukraine’s electricity offline, and the Biden administration approved a new oil export terminal.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For TheContinue Reading

California revises climate change strategy

In summary A new version of California’s climate plan sets a more stringent — some say unrealistic — target for cutting greenhouse gases. It also relies more on controversial carbon capture and removal projects, which would be responsible for 15% of all cuts. The California Air Resources Board today unveiledContinue Reading

California saying bye, bye to single-use plastic produce bags

Ban one-use produce bags from grocery stores? It’s not a tragedy. It’s about time. It will happen by Jan. 1, 2025 under a bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The legislation authored by State Senator Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, makes extreme sense when it comes to burying things inContinue Reading

PET bale for recycling.

California’s plastic quality incentive payment (QIP) program offers $180 per ton for clean PET bales. | MarieKaz/Shutterstock California last year started a unique program of providing cash payments to materials recovery facilities that produce ultra-clean PET bottle bales. Recently released data suggest the payments aren’t juicy enough morsels.  Only 14Continue Reading

These 7 union-backed workplace laws are coming to California

Topping the list of wins are bills that make it easier for farmworkers to unionize, help set higher minimum wages and conditions in the fast food industry and boost how much employees receive through paid family leave. Here’s POLITICO’s breakdown of new state workplace laws slated to take effect Jan.Continue Reading

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. BREA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, announces today theContinue Reading