Monthly Archives: February 2014

Video Google Fiber – high speed home internet access

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Google's built a behemoth business by selling ads on its search engine. But now there's hardly a business in technology the company isn't chasing: mobile, maps, even driverless cars. One of its newest businesses is called Google Fiber -- high speed home internet access that the company claims leaves competitors in the dust. But all that fiber comes at quite a cost. Bloomberg's Cory Johnson took a deep dive into the business of Google Fiber. (Source: Bloomberg) Watch the Video...
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CA State Senator’s Proposal Moves from Cap & Trade to Fee & Rebate

On February 20, 2014, California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D - Sacramento) proposed removing transportation fuels from the state's Cap & Trade program under AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Steinberg said the State should instead add a 15 cent per gallon gasoline tax that would increase over time, return two-thirds of the revenues to low and middle-income families through an Earned Income Tax Credit, and spend the rest on mass transit and similar projects. Read more...
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Six Reasons why Green House Gas cases are worth watching

Clean air.  Presidential power.  Congressional dysfunction. All this and more are at issue in two Supreme Court cases that, in the words of environmental law superstar Richard Lazarus, stand poised to “produce the most significant term ever for the Clean Air Act.”  The first, argued in December, is EPA v. EME Homer.  It involves the EPA’s effort to prevent upwind emitters from polluting downwind states.  The second, set to be argued in a little over a week, is Utility Air Regulatory...
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